COVID-19 related closings, cancellations and delays

Published March 19, 2020

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COVID-19 closures graphic.

Though we are still seeing coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, we are once again performing most of our regular services. 

This page will be updated regularly, but if you have an appointment or procedure scheduled, and do not see your clinic location listed below, we encourage you to call ahead, as changes are happening quickly.

Current visitor and gift policies

Our current visitor policy went into effect on March 16. See our latest policy. We are currently not allowing any flower or balloon deliveries. You can send them a free e-card with your own message instead.  

Location/Clinic Closures and Changes

Bellevue Medical Center Labor & Delivery

Currently all expecting mothers planning to deliver at the Bellevue Medical Center will have to go to Omaha's Nebraska Medical Center, level four of University Tower. We're doing this in order to serve more COVID-19 patients.

Cardiology

Outpatient cardiopulmonary rehab services at the Nebraska Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Center are temporarily suspended until further notice. Inpatient cardiac rehab services will continue. Our inpatient staff will continue processing both internal and external referrals as usual.  If you've been referred to us, your home town cardiac rehab program will then contact you with further information.

Dermatology

Dermatology services have been temporarily suspended at Chalco Health Center, Fontenelle Health Center and Village Pointe Health Center. Dermatology at Lauritzen Outpatient Center remains operational. 

Diabetes Education

Our Diabetes Educators are available for one-on-one in-person visits or telephone visits. If you have questions or need diabetes education support, call 402.559.8700.

Mammography

We are again accepting routine mammogram screening requests over the phone. Because of a backlog, we will not be offering online scheduling for mammograms right now. If you have a need to request a diagnostic mammogram, please call 800.922.0000. 

Olson Center for Women's Health

Well Woman care and screening services at the Olson Center for Women’s Health at Durham Outpatient Center and Village Pointe Health Center locations have been temporarily suspended. Modifications are being made in the timing of pregnancy care visits at both locations. Telehealth services are available. Please check your OneChart | Patient portal for additional information about scheduled appointments or call 402.559.4500.

Pediatrics at University Tower, Nebraska Medical Center

Inpatient pediatrics patients have been temporarily relocated to Clarkson Tower, Level four, South. For questions, please call 402.552.2000.

Truhlsen Eye Institute and the Optical Shop at Village Pointe Health Center

Ophthalmology services and the Optical Shop are now open at Village Pointe Health Center. Doors will be locked as only one patient at a time is allowed in the shop, with one optician. There are designated chairs for patients waiting in the lobby. No visitors allowed and all safety measures are in place, including required masks.

Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery | Dreams MedSpa

Dreams MedSpa is reopening June 1! We are first rescheduling cancelled appointments but are now also taking new appointments. Patients are required to wear a mask and are screened before entering the facility. If you do not own a mask, we will provide one. Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery is complying with the operational principles for procedures guidelines and rescheduling elective surgical cases. For questions, please call 402.596.4000.

Event/Resource changes and cancellations

Breastfeeding/Lactation Support and Education - Nebraska Medicine is temporarily suspending group Latch and Learn sessions at the Olson Center for Women's Health, Bellevue Medical Center, Fontenelle Health Center and Chalco Health Center

  • Our lactation consultants are available for one-on-one clinic appointments. If you have questions or need breastfeeding support, call 402.552.3487

BSN nursing student tours - All upcoming tours have been temporarily suspended

Dusk to Dawn Youth Prevention Program - All upcoming program dates have been temporarily suspended

Financial Assistance - Because of the risk posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) to our patients, staff and our community, visitors are not allowed at our 33rd and Farnam streets location or at our Health Information Management location at 10304 Crown Pointe Ave 

Job shadowing - Registration and scheduling of job shadowing has been postponed until at least September 15. See this page for the latest information on job shadowing.

Medical record requests - Visitors are not allowed at our 33rd and Farnam streets location or at our Health Information Management location at 10304 Crown Pointe Ave at this time

New Direction meal replacement program in-person classes are temporarily suspended

  • Classes have transitioned to online videos at https://www.nebraskamed.com/class
  • If you are currently in the program and have questions or need to purchase meal replacements products, please call 402.559.9500.

Olson Center childbirth education classes - Classes are being offered online only. Visit https://www.nebraskamed.com/Childbirth-Education for more information. 

The weight loss post surgical support group is no longer meeting in person, only online - read more

Volunteering at Nebraska Medicine - Suspended indefinitely.