Responsible Early STD Prevention Education and Community Testing (RESPECT)
The RESPECT Clinic opened on October 3, 2001. The purpose of this clinic is to provide confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. Confidential counseling and testing for HIV is also available two nights per month, through a partnership with the Nebraska AIDS Project.
The RESPECT Clinic is open on Monday of each month from 5:30-7 PM. Patients are asked for a $15.00 co-pay at each visit; the fee is waived if the patient meets certain income guidelines.
The clinic provides a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience in interviews, physical exam, and diagnosis pertaining to sexual health.
Volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners are there to assist and supervise the students. A Spanish translator is available for Hispanic patients. The HIV counselors are volunteer students who have been trained by the Douglas County Health Department in a 2-part training program.
The RESPECT Clinic provides an additional resource to underserved patients and provides an excellent place for students to practice their skills.