Community Resources

Medical - Clinics

One World Community Health Centers - West Omaha Clinic

4101 South 120th Street - (402) 505-3907: Offers services for adult medicine, family medicine, pediatrics & adolescent care, women’s health and prenatal services, dental, behavioral health, and access to affordable medications in both English and Spanish.  Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8AM to 5PM and Wednesdays 8AM to 8PM.  Call for an appointment.

The Healing Gift Free Clinic

2650 Farnam Street - (402) 341-7761: The Healing Gift Clinic operates out of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.  Appointments are REQUIRED.  The clinic offers patient's basic services, including treatment for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, rheumatoid arthritis, stable coronary artery disease and osteoarthritis are being provided. Also, therapy and evaluation is provided for upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and related conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, acute sprains, acute dental problems, ear disorders and small lacerations.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - GOODLIFE Clinic

5050 Ames Avenue - (402) 595-2280: Addresses the needs of uninsured, low income individuals living with type II diabetes.  Call for information or to schedule an appointment.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - SHARING Clinic

UNMC Specialty Care Center - 52nd and Leavenworth - (402) 559-2666: Provides primary health care for underprivileged populations.  Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Medical - Dental and Vision

All Care Health Center

902 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 325-1990: Formerly Council Bluffs Community Health Center.  Offers dental services on a sliding scale fee basis including exams, x-rays, cleaning, extractions, fillings, and crowns.

Charles Drew Health Center - Dental Clinic

2915 Grant Street - (402) 453-1433: Offers sliding scale dental services including oral exams, sealants, flouride treatments, restorative services, oral surgery, emergency services, and rehabilitative services.

Creighton University School of Dentistry

2802 Webster Street - (402) 280-4080 or (402) 280-5990 option 2: Creighton University School of Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed dentists.  New patients are accepted if dental needs match student educational needs.  The clinic is open Monday through Friday and appointments may last 2-4 hours.  Creighton Dental School is not a free clinic and does not offer a sliding fee scale.  However, the fees charged are significantly lower than those charged in a private dental practice.  Some dental insurance plans are also accepted including Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid.  To become a patient, call or complete an application online at

Emergency dental care may also be provided by calling (402) 280-5990 option 2 between the hours of 7:30AM and 5:00PM -


Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center

2602 J Street - (402) 733-1325: Dental clinic for American Indians and others eligible for Indian Health Services.  The dental clinic provides exams and cleanings, bridges and crowns, dentures, fillings, flouride treatments, cancer screenings, root canals, and other dental services.

One World Community Health Center - Dental

4920 South 30th Street, 3rd Floor - (402) 932-7204: Provides a full range of comprehensive dental care which includes cleanings, x-rays, examinations, fillings, extractions, emergency treatment for pain, swelling, broken tooth, limited root canal therapy, prenatal dental care, and pediatric dental care.  Payment is expected at the time of service. OneWorld accepts checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover, most forms of insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. For individuals that do not have insurance, fee assistance is available.

One World Community Health Center - Optometry

4920 South 30th Street, Suite 107 - (402) 502-8878: Optometry services offered on a sliding scale fee basis.

Together, Inc.

812 South 24th Street - (402) 345-8047: Assistance with eye exams and eye glasses for individuals without health insurance.  To receive assistance, you will need a photo id, social security card for everyone living in your house, and a current piece of mail dated within the last 30 days.  If you do not have these items, ask to speak with a case manager to assist you.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Adult Dental Clinic

Durham Outpatient Clinic 4400 Emile Street - (402) 559-6000: Low cost dental services provided by UNMC postgraduate residents and faculty.  Appointments are required and payment is expected at the start of each appointment.  Fees are not sliding scale based, but are lower than comparable private practice fees.

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Catholic Charites (Council Bluffs)

300 West Broadway, Suite 223, Council Bluffs - (712) 328-3086: Counseling services available on a sliding fee scale to individuals, families, and couples.  Call for an appointment.

Community Alliance - Day Rehabilitation Services

4001 Leavenworth Street - (402) 341-5128: Day rehabilitation services are available for men and women age 19 and older who have a serious mental illness, are currently receiving mental health treatment, and are willing to work and participate in programming.  Programming can include individual and group learning activities focused on topics such as dealing with mental illness, meeting personal and daily living needs, utilizing community resources, problem solving, coping skills, and leadership, pre-vocational activities to teach employment readiness, recreational activities, and assistance with obtaining community services and resources.  Day Rehabilitation fees for service are based on an individual's ability to pay.

Salvation Army - Wellspring Program

3612 Cuming Street - 898-5871:  Wellspring is a refuge and resource for women seeking to escape or having survived the abuse of prostitution. A wide range of services are offered to provide support, advocacy, case management, individual counseling and referrals for clients.

Money Management

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Financial Fitness Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Financial Fitness Education Program will empower participants to take the steps to prepare for a solid financial future. Our services include monthly Financial Fitness workshops in both English and Spanish, individual budget counseling, a clear understanding of your financial goals, and information on wise saving, spending, and credit use.


Medical - Medication Assistance

Heartland Family Service - Gendler Emergency Medication Service (GEMS)

457-7792:  One time emergency prescription assistance for individuals who need medication they cannot afford. Assistance is available primarily to individuals and families in the North Omaha area who have no medical insurance and who have exhausted all other resources.  Medication must be for chronic, life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and HIV/AIDS.  Assistance is not available for pain or mental health medications.

Merck Patient Assistance Program

1-800-727-5400:  Provides Merck medications free of charge to individuals without insurance who cannot afford needed Merck medications.

National Association of Counties Prescription Discount Card

(877) 321-2652: Prescription discount card available to residents of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.  Cardholders save an average of 20% on prescription medications at participating pharmacies.  The card can be printed from the website.  The website also provides a list of participating pharmacies and a tool to estimate the cost of a particular drug when using the card.


NeedyMeds is an online database of prescription and healthcare assistance programs.  The website allows users to search for assistance for specific medications, medical procedures, and medical expenses related to a specific diagnosis.  The website is free to use and is updated regularly.