The Sexually Transmitted Disease Program assists state, local, and community efforts to help prevent the spread of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and other STDs.
Confidentiality and surveillance
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:
- for clients that may need treatment,
- for identifying sex partners who may be infected, and
- for monitoring disease trends.
Intervention and prevention activities
Health professionals interview infected people to identify, locate, and treat sex partners, to ensure proper treatment, and to provide information to help prevent reinfection.
Testing people who have no signs or symptoms of illness is important in the control of STDs. The Nebraska Infertility Prevention Program works with cooperating family planning and health care facilities throughout the state testing 30,000 persons per year for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Information and education
The program makes available the latest guidelines regarding sexually transmitted diseases and their diagnosis and treatment to Nebraska's STD health care providers. Information and educational materials and posters are distributed to screening sites and community agencies.
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Data and Maps of STDs in Nebraska - PDF format
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DHHS Prevention Team Sites
Disclaimer on Outside Links
Most of these links are to sites which are not maintained by, or under the control of, the State of Nebraska. Technical problems with outside links, other than a link that has been moved or changed, should be reported to the entity that maintains the site, not the Nebraska DHHS. If you feel that the content of an outside link is inappropriate please e-mail us.
- CDC National Site for STD Prevention
Disease facts and information, statistics, funding, research, and treatment are a few items to be found here.
- Immunization Action Coalition and the Hepatitis B Coalition
- CDC National Center for Infectious Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Prevent STDs among MSM
- Mayo Clinic & Foundation for Medical Education and Research
A glossary of medical terms, research, publications, and internet health and medical resources can be found at this site.
- Prevention News Update Database
The Prevention News Update databases contains over 26,000 abstracts of articles about HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB-related events in the news; trends in these epidemics; and research findings from major newspapers, wire services, medical journals and news magazines.
- The American Social Health Association (ASHA)
This site provides information about STDs, support groups, hotlines, a sexual health glossary, and programs and support.
- The Official Web Site for the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County
Voices of Hope
Voices of Hope's primary focus is on the provision of crisis intervention, advocacy and prevention services for domestic violence, sexual assault and incest.
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STD Services in Nebraska
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.
The telephone numbers for STD services information are:
- Omaha: (402) 444-7750 - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Lincoln: (402) 441-8065
Grand Island, Central Health Center offers a STD confidential clinic. HIV testing is also available at this location. A testing fee is charged unless the client is unable to pay. Central Health Center is located at 217 East Stolley Park Rd. Ste E, the phone number is (308) 384-7625.
Rural Nebraska - STD program health professionals work with local health care providers.
DIS Primary Coverage Areas and Contacts Map
- STD Program Manager: Jeri Weberg-Bryce, (402) 471-6459, Jeri.Webergbryce@nebraska.gov
- In Western Rural Nebraska: Kristin Gall, (402) 471-1372, firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Southeastern Nebraska: Marci Athey-Graham, (402) 471-2185, Marci.Athey-Graham@nebraska.gov
- NIPP: Nicole Vint, (402) 471-3724, email@example.com
- Staff Support: Jane Junken, (402) 471-0137, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or, call toll-free 1-800-430-3244, and ask for the STD program.
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For more information, contact:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
Phone: (402) 471-2937 (ask for STD Program).
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