OneWorld Brings Mobile Health Center to RPS


OneWorld’s mobile health center sits outside Ralston High School on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. For the first time this year, OneWorld has partnered with Ralston Public Schools to provide health care to students. The clinic is open year-round and features two exam rooms and a room for counseling. (Derek Noehren/Daily Record)
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The Daily Record

New this year, OneWorld Community Health is bringing their mobile health center to Ralston Public Schools.

The large RV is equipped to handle full-service primary care (medical, behavioral, medications, and vaccinations). It is akin to a regular medical facility but is entirely mobile.

All RPS students, their siblings (up to age 21) and staff are eligible to receive services through the Mobile Health Center.

While the service in new to RPS, OneWorld has been providing school-based health centers since 2010 and has provided services to over 18,000 students.

“We want to improve academic achievement by providing services right at the school so children are not missing a half day or even a full day in the classroom,” Associate Nursing Director of Specialty Clinics Kim Lambrecht said in a statement.

Along with Ralston, OneWorld is also providing services to Bellevue Public Schools for the first time this year.

“We are great at providing pediatric care to Omaha Public School students with our school-based Health Centers model and wanted to be able to reach more students,” Kim said.

The mobile clinic operates year-round and features two exam rooms and a room for counseling. To qualify for services, students must be enrolled at one of the schools the unit travels to, and parents are required to provide consent for OneWorld to treat their child and for the school district and clinic staff to communicate. Siblings of students and faculty are also eligible to receive treatment at the mobile clinic.

Parents can participate in their child’s appointments in person or via phone, and appointments can be billed through insurance or Medicaid. If a student is not covered by insurance, OneWorld will change the fee to $0, and assist the family apply for Medicaid and Market Place Insurance.

Listed below is the RPS schedule for the mobile unit.

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Ralston Middle School (8202 Lakeview Drive)

Day: Fridays

Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Ralston High School (8969 Park Drive)

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call OneWorld at 402-880-4870 or visit www.oneworldomaha.org/mobilizing-medical-care-for-children-and-teens.

Find a flyer from RPS at bit.ly/3v7oKuu. (Find a Spanish version at bit.ly/3peD0Rl.)

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