Scotts Bluff County - General Assistance

General Assistance provides assistance and medical relief for the indigent of Scotts Bluff County. This includes assistance with rent, utilities, and prescriptions for eligible county residents. Assistance is also provided with county cremations when there are no responsible relatives. Requirements include meeting low income guidelines and verifying county residency.

Contact Information


Administration Building - 2nd floor in County Health Dept.
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-6636 - Main
308 436-6638 - Fax

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements?
The two main requirements are residency and income eligibility. A person must be a county resident

What kind of assistance is provided?
Assistance may be provided with rent, utility bills, prescriptions, or fuel for their car if they have a valid driver's license. Assistance with county cremations may also be provided.

Does the program pay deposits?
No. Deposits for rent, utilities, or reconnect charges are not allowed.

Does the program pay everything?
No. The General Assistance program is a program of last resort. Other agencies must be contacted first to establish eligibility. Sometimes General Assistance works with CAPWN, DHHS, and other agencies to give shared assistance.

How do I apply?
An application form must be completed with a face-to-face interview or over the phone with the office assistant. Verification of need or income may be requested.