Nebraska: Health & Disability Programs

Nebraska Department of Education’s Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)
Voc Rehab serves people with disabilities except consumers who are blind or visually impaired; these individuals are served by the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Voc Rehab staff provides services locally in multiple offices throughout the state, as well as in schools, one-stop centers, mental health centers, and other community programs to provide services locally to eligible Nebraskans.  The Nebraska Assistive Technology Program and the Disability Determinations Section are located within Vocational Rehabilitation.
1313 Farnam on the Mall
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 595-2100
Toll-free (800) 554-3382
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Community-Based Services
Community-Based Services provide assistance to adults with disabilities (ages 18 to 64), helping them meet their daily needs for living in their own homes, including help with: housekeeping, laundry, meals, paying bills, essential errands and shopping, personal care, minor home repairs, personal assistance services, respite for primary caregivers, transportation to medical appointments or to community services or grocery shopping, home delivered meals, assistive technology/home modifications, independence skills building, nutrition services, and personal emergency response system; services for adults with cystic fibrosis, hemophilia or sickle cell disease; assisted living service; adult day services; adult family home services; hospice; and home health.  Services are also provided to children with disabilities and their families such as child care, respite services, assistive technology/home modification, nutrition services, transportation services, funds for children’s specialized health care, and independent skills building.  Mental health services to children and their families include outpatient treatment, day treatment, respite care, and school-based wraparound.
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-3121

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities
This division provides certification, technical assistance, regulations and payment for providers of community-based developmental disabilities services; operates a 24-hour intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities; administers home and community-based Medicaid Waivers; acts as a single point of entry for specialized developmental disabilities services; operates a statewide registry of people eligible for specialized developmental disabilities services; provides training and technical assistance statewide to staff of community-based developmental disabilities service providers; and provides short-term community-based consultation and residential behavioral intervention and training.
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-6038
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’Health Promotion Unit
The Health Promotion Unit is responsible for the Cardiovascular Health Program, Comprehensive Cancer Control, The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Infectious Disease Prevention and Care, the Injury Prevention and Control Program, Nutrition and Activity for Health, The Preventive Health/Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant, the Renal Program, and the Tobacco Free Nebraska Program.
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-4411
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’
Medicaid and Long-Term Care, Disabled Persons and Family Support Program (DPFS)
DPFS provides funding for services to individuals with disabilities to help them continue to live independently or help families stay together; services may include
attendant/personal care, home health care, housekeeping, transportation, special equipment, and home modifications.
P.O. Box 95025
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-9310
Outside Lincoln call toll free 1-800-358-8802
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ State Unit on Aging
Services include Nebraska Area Agencies on Aging, home and community services, adult protective services, Community Action Program, Elder Rights Program, The Senior Community Service Employment Program, housing programs, Living Well Program (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program),  Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, nutrition programs, Senior Care Options, and utilities assistance.
P. O. Box 95026
Lincoln NE  68509
(402) 471-4623
(800) 942-7830 (toll-free in Nebraska only)