Health-Related Associations, Information & Support Groups

Hospitals and religious organizations often have a current listing of support groups.

ADDICTIONS

Alcoholics Anonymous
lincaa.org
402-438-5214

Bryan Health Independence Center
(online alcohol screening available)
BryanHealth.com
800-742-7845 ext. 15268
402-481-5268

CenterPointe
CenterPointe.org
402-475-6695 (24-hour crisis line)
402-475-8717

Gamblers Anonymous
GamblersAnonymous.org
402-473-7933

Nebraska Drug and Alcohol Information Line
800-648-4444

Overeaters Anonymous
OA.org

VA Nebraska/Western Iowa Health Care System
(Veterans and their families only)
Nebraska.VA.gov
800-273-8255 ext. 1 (Veteran’s crisis line)
402-489-3802

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association
(information and numerous support groups)
Alz.org/Nebraska
1500 S. 70th Street, Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68506
800-272-3900
402-420-2540

AMYOTHROPIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
(Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
Alsa-MidAmerica.org
800-878-2062
402-991-8788

ALS in the Heartland
ALSinTheHeartland.org
866-789-5512
402-592-2374

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region
Arthritis.org/Nebraska
800-642-5292

BARIATRICS

CHI Health – St. Elizabeth Bariatric Program
CHIhealthstelizabeth.com
402-219-7638

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of Nebraska
BIANE.org
402-423-2463

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Madonna.org
402-413-3554
402-413-3778

CANCER

American Cancer Society
Cancer.org
5733 S. 34th Street, Suite 500
Lincoln, NE 68516
800-227-2345 (24-hour hotline)
877-232-4787
402-423-4888

Asbestos.com
Asbestos.com
855-615-3995

Bryan Health
LifeSpring Cancer Recovery Program
BryanHealth.com/LifeSpring
402-481-6300

Cancer HelpLine
800-999-5465

CHI Health – St. Elizabeth Cancer Institute
CHIhealthstelizabeth.com
402-219-5000

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
LLS.org
800-955-4572

Maid to Please
Aiding Angels
AidingAngels.com
402-434-2472

National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service
Cancer.gov
800-422-6237

Nebraska Cancer Research Center, The
NECancerResearch.org
800-487-8786
402-483-2827

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center
LeadingCancerCare.com

201 S. 68th Street Place, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-420-7000

3901 Pine Lake Rd, Suite 111
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-481-6090

CELIAC

Celiac Sprue Association
CSAceliacs.org
877-272-4272

Lincoln Celiac Disease Support Group
LincolnCeliacs.org

DENTAL

Clinic with a Heart
ClinicWithaHeart.org
402-421-2924

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Dental Health Clinic
Lincoln.NE.gov/City/Health
402-441-8015
1-800-Dentist Patient Referral Services
1800dentist.com
800-336-8478

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association
Diabetes.org
800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

Bryan Health LifePointe Diabetes Center
BryanHealth.com/DiabetesCenter
402-481-6305
CHI Health – St. Elizabeth
Diabetes Education Center
CHIhealthStElizabeth.com
402-219-8777

Diabetic Outreach
DiabeticOutreach.com
402-477-1110

GRIEF

Many funeral homes, churches and hospices also offer bereavement support.

Catholic Social Services
Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center
CSSISUS.org
800-961-6277
402-489-1834

GriefShare
GriefShare.org
800-395-5755

Healing Hearts Grief Outreach
LincolnDiocese.org
402-488-2040

Mourning Hope
MourningHope.org
402-488-8989

Tabitha Hospice
Tabitha.org
402-486-8546

HEARING

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
ATP.NE.gov
888-806-6287
402-471-0734

Cap Tel (Captioned Telephone)
CapTel.com
888-269-7477

ENT Nebraska
ENTnebraska.com
866-492-5500
402-484-5500

Hearing Loss Association of America
HearingLoss.org
301-657-2248

International Hearing Society
Hearing Aid Helpline
IHSinfo.org

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
NCDHH.NE.gov
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420 Lincoln, NE 68510
800-545-6244
402-471-3593

Nebraska Relay Service
800-322-5299 (customer service)
800-833-7352
Dial 711 to make a relay call

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Barkley Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
CEHS.UNL.edu/secd/barkley-speech-language-hearing-clinic
402-472-2071

HEART

American Heart Association
Heart.org
800-242-8721
402-489-5115
Bryan Health HeartAware
(online screening available)
BryanHealth.com
402-483-3333

KIDNEY

Nebraska Kidney Association
KidneyNE.org
800-642-1255

LUNG

American Lung Association
Lung.org
800-586-4872

LUPUS

Lupus Foundation of America
Lupus.org
800-558-0121

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
NationalMSSociety.org
800-755-3959

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDAusa.org
800-572-1717
402-390-2914

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
APDAParkinson.org
800-223-2732
Lincoln Parkinson’s Support Group
LPDSG.org
402-435-8946

STROKE

American Stroke Association
StrokeAssociation.org
888-478-7653
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Madonna.org
402-413-3886
National Stroke Association
Stroke.org
800-787-6537
Nebraska State Stroke Association
NebraskaStroke.org
888-808-5678
402-484-8131

VISION

American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
ACB.org/Nebraska
American Foundation for the Blind
AFB.org
800-232-5463
Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
ATP.NE.gov
888-806-6287
402-471-0734
AudioBooksForFree.com
AudioBooksForFree.com
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital TherapyPlus
Madonna.org
402-483-9534
Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
ATP.NE.gov
888-806-6287
402-471-0734
National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska
NFB.org
866-504-7300 (Newsline)
402-477-7711
Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
NCBVI.NE.gov
877-809-2419
402-471-2891
Nebraska Library Commission
Talking Books

NLC.Nebraska.gov/TBBS
800-742-7691
402-471-4038
Radio Talking Book Service
including Omaha World-Herald & Council Bluffs Nonpareil
RTBS.org
Office: 402-572-3003
AudioNOW: 319-527-3993
Verkaro.org
(free audio books)
Verkaro.net