After Hours Care

University Health Center at night

When the University Health Center is closed on nights and weekends, you have options.

Medical Emergencies

Call 911, call the UNL Police Department at 402-472-2222 or go to a nearby emergency room. The closest emergency room to campus is:

    Bryan LGH Medical Center –West*
    2300 S 16th St
    402-481-5142

Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222

Student fees do not cover emergency medical care services. We recommend contacting your insurance company to verify urgent care network participation, benefits, copays and deductibles specific to your plan before seeking care.

*The health center does not endorse any of these facilities but offers them for your information.

COVID-19 Testing

If you need COVID-19 testing and the University Health Center and the on-campus TestNebraska site are closed, you have other options off campus:

  • Test Nebraska*: Visit TestNebraska for locations and hours of other test sites available in Lincoln
  • Bryan Health*: Bryan has several clinics throughout Lincoln that may offer COVID-19 testing
  • Urgent Care Clinic of Lincoln*: Call ahead; Sunday testing may be available
  • If you have worsening symptoms and your need for testing is urgent, visit the nearest emergency room. In Lincoln, emergency rooms are offered at Bryan Health* and St. Elizabeth's*.

*The health center does not endorse any of these facilities but offers them for your information.

Urgent Medical Concerns

Students can call 402-472-5000 after hours and follow the prompts to speak to a Nebraska Medicine nurse on call. The nurse can provide advice about self-care and deciding where and when to go for health care if needed. The nurse cannot make or cancel appointments, provide prescription refills or give tests results.

If you need immediate care for an urgent health concern, seek a nearby urgent care center. The closest urgent care center to campus is:

If you don’t have transportation, consider a local taxi or ride-sharing service. The health center does not provide transportation to after-hours medical facilities.

Student fees do not cover urgent care services. We recommend contacting your insurance company to verify urgent care network participation, benefits, copays and deductibles specific to your plan before seeking care.

*The health center does not endorse any of these facilities but offers them for your information.

Urgent Mental Health Concerns

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, hopeless, isolated, on edge or are having suicidal thoughts, help is available 24/7.