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New OneWorld health clinic focuses on needs of 15-to-24-year-olds

Jan 29, 2016

A new health clinic in Omaha focuses on the specific needs of teenagers and young adults.

Omaha's OneWorld Community Health Centers opened the clinic in south Omaha earlier this week. Its target population is 15-to-24 year-olds.

 

OneWorld CEO Andrea Skolkin says the clinic provides primary care, well visits, reproductive health, and behavioral health services. She says they want to help young people understand and navigate the health care system.

 

"Additionally, in Douglas County, we are among the top, unfortunately, in the nation in terms of the rates of sexually transmitted diseases. So we will be doing testing at the clinic. And many times young adults are shy about walking in a clinic, so we really just wanted to have a place where they could come and feel comfortable."

 

Skolkin says the 15-to-24 age group is in a critical developmental stage, but they don't often get the health care they need.

 

The clinic is located at 4310 South 24th Street, near Omaha South High School.