Community Resources

Mental Health and Counseling Services

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.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669):  Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to obtain the medications they need for free or at a reduced cost.

Pfizer Helpful Answers

(800) 706-2400: Pfizer Helpful Answers is a family of prescription assistance programs that provides eligible patients with their Pfizer prescriptions for free or at a savings, and, in some cases, offers reimbursement support services.

Rx Outreach Discount Pharmacy
(800) 769-3880: Rx Outreach is a fully-licensed mail order pharmacy that is committed to making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Rx Outreach is not a prescription insurance program nor an Internet pharmacy. Rx Outreach was developed to provide a safe, affordable, and easy way for people of all ages to get medicines they need. The program offers prescription medicines to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage.  The Rx Outreach website includes a list of covered medications which can be viewed by medication name (brand or generic) or by medical condition.  Individuals and families in need can apply for assistance online.
RxAssist Patient Assistance Program Center

RxAssist is a nationally recognized, web based medication assistance resource center.  The website provides information regarding programs set up by drug companies that offer free or low-cost medications to uninsured individuals with low income.

The Salvation Army - Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS)
3612 Cuming Street and 2825 Y Street- (402) 898-5860: The Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS) program provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, rent, household items, and prescription drugs.  In addition, seasonal assistance is provided for heat in the winter and fans in the summer.  Call for eligibility requirements.
Together, Inc.

812 South 24th Street - (402) 345-8047: Offers assistance with applying for free or reduced cost prescriptions and medical care.  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.

Medical - STD Testing

Charles Drew Health Center

2915 Grant Street - (402) 451-3553: Provides STD testing, counseling, and treatment at multiple locations in Omaha.

Douglas County Health Department

1111 South 41st Street - (402) 444-7112: Provides testing for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV for individuals age 13 and older.  For females, testing also includes screening for vaginal bacteria and infections.  Treatment and counseling are also offered.  Call for an appointment.  Requires photo identification and $15.00 fee.

Nebraska Aids Project

250 South 77th Street, Suite A - (402) 552-9260: Provides free, confidential, and anonymous HIV testing and counseling with results available the same day.  Screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia is now available at Nebraska AIDS Project for a $10.00 fee, which includes treatment if necessary. An HIV test is required prior to an STD test, and NAP offers testing to anyone age 13 and older. While HIV testing may remain anonymous, STD testing must be done confidentially, which means you will need to provide information such as your name, date of birth, and telephone number.

Planned Parenthood

3105 North 93rd Street - (402) 496-0489: Offers free and reduced cost pregnancy testing, pregnancy planning services, abortion services and referrals, adoption services and referrals, STD testing, treatments, and vaccines, HIV testing, birth control and emergency contraception, LGBT services, men's and women's reproductive healthcare, and women's routine physicals.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - RESPECT Clinic

5050 Ames Avenue - (402) 595-2280: Confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases including testing and counseling for HIV.  The clinic is open the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 5:30-7 PM.  There is a $15 fee for testing which can be waived based on the patent's ability to pay.


Boys Town - Common Sense Parenting

(402) 489-1059: Common Sense Parenting is a practical, skill-based parenting program.  Classes are specific for parents of toddlers and preschoolers, school age children, and children with ADHD.  The program addresses issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control, and school success.  Classes are held on the Boys Town Campus and at the National Research Hospital in Omaha.

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