Health center offers acute care services to employees

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Health center offers acute care services to employees

The University Health Center building and the services within it will have special hours over winter break.
Due to COVID-19, the University Health Center is offering acute care services to faculty and staff starting March 23.

The University Health Center is opening its doors to faculty and staff in need of acute care.

To help expand access to immediate medical care, Nebraska Medicine is allowing all University of Nebraska–Lincoln employees and significant others covered by the university insurance plan to receive assistance at the University Health Center. Acute care services have traditionally been reserved for students at the campus health facility.

“In this time of great need, we felt it was important to expand our acute care services to the entire campus community,” said Dr. Heather Eberspacher, director of the University Health Center. “We plan to offer the best care we can for as long as we’re able to help.”

The University Health Center qualifies as a Tier 1 facility under the university’s health care insurance guidelines — meaning members receive the highest level of benefits. Appointments are reserved to faculty, staff and their significant others. The coverage is not open to dependents at this time. Appointments are reserved for acute care needs — short-term treatment for urgent medical conditions. This does not include chronic or long-term care.

Employees or significant others seeking acute care through the University Health Center must call 402-472-5000 for an assessment.

The University Health Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and closed weekends. All visitors are asked to enter the facility through its north doors, which face patient parking. Due to COVID-19, all visitors should expect to be screened upon arrival.

Details on how students, faculty and staff can protect themselves and others from COVID-19 are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.