DHHS supports Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) services at the Nebraska DHHS (Central Office), the Douglas County Health Department and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department. These specialists are trained by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They provide:
The two county health departments in Lincoln and Omaha operate confidential STD clinics. HIV testing is also available at these locations. A testing fee is charged unless the client is unable to pay.
STD reports are strictly confidential. In Nebraska, as in most states, syphilis; gonorrhea; HIV/AIDS; and chlamydia are reported to the appropriate health department. Laboratories and health care providers provide the health department with information for controlling and preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Prompt reporting and accurate identification is important: