Five Tips for Accessing Health Care on Campus

The University Health Center is a valuable campus resource that provides students with health care when they need it. Here are five ways to be prepared this semester in case you need to use its services:

  1. Save the University Health Center number to your phone contacts. You never know when you will need to call the health center. Having the phone number handy will save you the hassle later. The main phone line is 402.472.5000. When you call, follow the prompts to make an appointment, talk to a nurse, ask about a bill or connect to another department in the building.
  2. Know the building hours: During the spring semester, the health center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours may vary by service.
  3. Call ahead to get care. For the safety of patients and staff, the health center requires you to make an appointment before arriving. Walk-ins are not accepted, but same-day appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis for urgent needs. If you have an after-hours concern, you can call the health center when they’re closed and follow the prompts to speak to the 24/7 nurse advice line.
  4. Prepare for your appointment. If you have a telehealth appointment, make sure to test your computer or mobile phone in advance and find a private, quiet place for your video visit. If you have an in-person appointment, make sure you know where the health center is located and how you will get there. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early so you have time for the symptom screening and check-in process.
  5. Take advantage of all the many available services. The health center is much more than a resource for when you are sick or injured. It also offers:

Stay safe. We are here for you.