Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have led the world in treatment, training and quarantine methods for highly infectious diseases since caring for patients during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. 

In order to make room for COVID-19 patients, we're delaying elective procedures, adjusting policies around visiting patients and suspending, closing or moving certain clinics and classes. View a list of our closings and cancellations.

Having respiratory symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms like:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever

And are age 65 or older, immunocompromised, live in a long-term care facility, or have been diagnosed with:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Chronic kidney disease

Please call 402.559.0041 prior to making a clinic appointment, visiting an Immediate Care Clinic or the emergency room. Our staff will provide a screening evaluation and recommend next steps.

If you are younger than age 65, and otherwise healthy, at this time the best guidance is to stay home, get plenty of rest, drink fluids and take pain and fever medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

If you are not a Nebraska Medicine patient, you are encouraged to call your local primary care provider for guidance.

View a map of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska.