Health center expands acute care medical services to faculty and staff

UNL faculty, staff and their dependents who are 19 years or older are now eligible to receive medical care for acute needs at the University Health Center.

Enrollment in the UNL health insurance plan is not required to receive care, but dependents must be enrolled in the same insurance plan as a faculty or staff member to be eligible for treatment.

Care is available on a same-day basis Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both in-person and telehealth visits are available depending on the concern.

Appointments are required and must be made by calling 402.472.5000. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time due to the pandemic.

See the table below for examples of acute and nonacute concerns:

Acute Concerns (Eligible for Care)

Nonacute or Routine Concerns (Ineligible for Care)

COVID-19, flu, common cold and other upper respiratory illness symptoms (telehealth only)

Routine care for ongoing concerns (Ex: high blood pressure, diabetes)

Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea

Annual gynecological exams and birth control prescriptions



Eye pain and irritation (Ex: pink eye)


Ear pain and pressure


Injury (Ex: sprain, strain, laceration)


Allergic reaction


Chemical exposure


Urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections and other genital concerns



UNL faculty and staff and their adult dependents are also eligible to use the following University Health Center services:

To learn more about faculty and staff services, visit


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a discount for faculty and staff?

Nebraska Medicine is a Tier 1 option for those enrolled in the university’s health insurance plan, which could mean lower out-of-pocket costs compared to other community options. Services are billed at the community rate. Please consult your plan for more information.

Are my children eligible to receive care?

At this time, we can only offer acute care services to children who are 19 years and older and are enrolled in your health insurance plan. However, children 16 and older are eligible to receive care at the Dental Clinic.

Is it safe to visit?

Yes. Click here to learn more about how we’re keeping you safe. If you would prefer not to visit in person, telehealth may be available depending on your concern.