Who We Serve
Nebraska’s community health centers provide high-quality, affordable health care homes for any Nebraskan seeking medical, dental, or behavioral health services. Health centers ensure that all underserved populations have access to high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay. They serve as a critical component of the safety net program, serving 26% of the uninsured population and 34% of the uninsured children.
In 2017, Nebraska’s community health centers served over 94,000 unduplicated patients with integrated primary care, preventative services, chronic disease management, and support services addressing medical, dental, and behavioral health needs. Of these patients served, nearly 50% were uninsured, 92% had incomes at or below 200% poverty levels, and 54% had incomes at or below 100% poverty levels.
At community health centers, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and uninsured patients are welcome. Community health centers serve patients of all ages and backgrounds – from pregnant women and infants to teenagers to senior adults and disabled persons – and are key providers of health care for the most vulnerable.
Total Number of Patients seen at the Nebraska community health centers in 2017