- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Two Lincoln nonprofit health providers are planning to combine their operations to form a medical clinic that’s expected to open next December.

The Health 360 Clinic, which will provide primary health care and behavioral health services, will be inside a former office supply store in Lincoln. Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and the People’s Health Center say they chose that site because of its proximity to public transit, downtown area and schools.

“By coordinating care for the most vulnerable in Lincoln, we are significantly improving their chances for a healthier, more stable life and a healthier community for everyone,” new clinic COO Kerry Kernen said in a news release.

The clinic will also provide outpatient mental health services, community support, medication management, counseling and substance abuse treatment.

In the meantime, the nonprofits are planning to open a smaller clinic in the Lutheran Family Services’ offices, the Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1Am1KWV ) reported. That clinic will begin offering its services in January and will continue to operate until the larger clinic opens in 2015.

County Commissioner Deb Schorr said the smaller clinic will allow the People’s Health Center and Lutheran Family Services to practice working together before opening a larger clinic.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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