The Nebraska Methodist College Campus Health Center is here to keep you healthy while you focus on your studies. Primary care services are available to the campus community. We have an on-staff physician assistant and RN.
You can expect the same types of services you can get from your family doctor. We also provide all immunizations, physicals and lab tests required for class and clinical participation.
The Campus Health Center is located on the second floor of the 501 building. You will need your student ID badge to enter the building.
Appointments should be made for all health needs except emergencies. Walk-in appointments are available on a limited basis.
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Fall and spring semesters
* Summer hours vary
Please leave a message at (402) 354-7211 or 402-354-7260. You will receive a call back to schedule a visit the following business day.
If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room for treatment.
The nearest emergency room location is:
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha NE 68114
The nearest Methodist Physicians Clinic Urgent Care location is:
10710 Fort St.
Omaha NE 68134
Campus Health can diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries, such as:
Other services available:
Health Services are available to all NMC students and employees.
Students who have a campus health fee associated with their program have access to free office visits, TB skin testing, Flu shots, in-office lab testing, nebulizer treatments, suture and cerumen removal and more.
If your program does not have a campus health fee as part of your regular enrollment, you may still access services; however, you will be charged for the office visit and any subsequent services.
A minimal charge will be assessed to all students and employees for laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, immunizations or any services delivered off the NMC campus.
Over-the-counter medications and STI testing are available to all NMC students and employees free of charge in the Campus Health Center.
To make completing and updating your health and safety requirements as simple as possible, we’ve partnered with CastleBranch. CastleBranch is a background check and compliance tracking program.
An email will be sent to you with instructions on how to set up your myCB account.
We recommend you use your NMC email address when placing your order to ensure communication for alerts and messages. Your email will become your username for myCB.The costs for the background check and compliance tracker are automatically added to your NMC student account. Once your myCB account is created and opened, your To-Do list will be visible.
Your background check is initiated when you create your myCB account. Personal information requested:
Students who participate in any clinical or fieldwork experiences are required to verify they are drug-free to meet the requirements of the agencies providing the fieldwork/clinical experiences. Drug testing will be done through the Nebraska Methodist College Campus Health Center.
When you arrive for your appointment, please bring a photo ID and a parental consent form if you are under 19 years old.
Call Campus Health at 402-354-7211 or 402-354-7260 to schedule an appointment.
Prior to enrolling, all degree- and certificate-seeking students admitted to NMC must have a physical health exam and must complete the required forms. Although students are welcome to use a healthcare provider of their choice, the NMC Campus Health Center will provide the exam and necessary immunizations at greatly reduced costs. The exam at the Campus Health Center is $30. The Health Center is located on the second floor of the 501 building on the Josie Harper campus. An appointment is required. Call (402) 354-7211 or (402) 354-7260.
Updated: July 2017
Health Insurance Requirement:
Nebraska Methodist College requires students be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan for the entire academic year and summer. Only students enrolled in a non-clinical online only program are exempt from providing proof of coverage. A comprehensive health insurance plan must include the following:
Proof of insurance:
The documentation listed below is required for proof of insurance:
A copy of the insurance card (with student name). If student's name is not on the card, request an enrollment verification letter (on company letterhead and signed, proof of payment from insurance company with coverage dates effective).
VA credible coverage letters are acceptable. Valid Military ID is acceptable for Tricare/Deers health insurance. Please submit a copy front and back of a valid military ID. If submitting as an active duty member or retiree and you have a TRICARE Card, you must submit a letter (a letter from DEERS is acceptable) from your carrier along with your card. Contact numbers for DEERS-800.538.9552 and/or TriWest-1-877-988-9378.
Preferred Provider of Individual Insurance
Todd Beran of evolve Benefits in Omaha welcomes any questions about obtaining insurance and getting a quote. You are under no obligation to purchase insurance through Evolve Benefits.
You may reach him at:
Todd Beran, LUTFC
17445 Arbor St., Suite 310 | Omaha, NE 68130
P: (402) 933-3499 | C: (402) 661-4853 | F: (402) 330-8706
Individual Coverage through Affordable Care Act Marketplace
How to get or stay on a parent's plan?
Medicaid and CHIP
Fill out a Marketplace application any time of year to find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP.
Individual Coverage through Independent Insurance Companies
Insurance companies such as, but not limited to, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, UnitedHealth, Aetna, Humana, and/or Cigna, may offer cost-effective individual health insurance coverage for students and young adults.
All NMC students are required to keep all necessary immunizations up-to-date. This is in accordance with the policies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. All students must show proof of immunization prior to enrollment at the College. Any changes in status must be reported to the Campus Health Center. Failure to do so may result in an ineligibility to enroll and/or continue in NMC courses.
Updated: July 2017
NMC policies and procedures for control of infectious diseases are adapted from the American College Health Association and the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. They are in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Within the clinical experience, students are required to employ standard precautions in working with all clients in order to minimize the risk of disease transmission from student to client or from client to student. In some settings, due to infection control standards, specific clinical experiences may not be available to students who are infected with blood-borne viral diseases or other communicable diseases. In those cases, the College will work with students to make efforts to redesign a student's curriculum and to provide the student with appropriate educational experiences consistent with a student's academic and career goals. Students or prospective students with concerns in this area or any related concerns should familiarize themselves with the College's policies as they consider their career choices and are welcome to discuss their concerns with the College's administration or counseling staff.
For more specific information regarding College policies, refer to the campus safety & health pages.
Updated: July 2013Campus Safety >
To determine the student's ability to return to normal academic activities in the classroom, lab, and/or clinical to ensure the health and safety of the student, as well as their faculty, classmates and patients.
The student must present documentation from their personal healthcare provider to the Campus Health Center prior to returning to the College following an absence caused by orthopedic pain/injury, including back/neck pain, surgery, pregnancy, delivery or other health related situation that may impact the student's ability to engage in normal classroom, laboratory or clinical experiences. Documentation must indicate the date that the student may return to normal academic activities, and must specify any restrictions if applicable.
Students who are enrolled in any clinical or laboratory experience must provide evidence that they satisfactorily meet the technical standards of performance for the program in which they are enrolled. Students with restrictions or who no longer satisfy the technical standards of performance will not be permitted to return to the clinical setting. Participation in the laboratory setting may be restricted depending on the nature of the experience. Restrictions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Before returning from an absence related to an actual or probable infectious condition including, but not limited to, pink eye, diarrhea/vomiting, rash, draining wounds or influenza, the student may need to be seen by the Campus Health Center for clearance to return to the academic setting (classroom, lab, or clinical). The student may also be requested to present documentation from their personal healthcare provider stating that they are no longer infectious and may return to normal academic activities in the classroom, lab, or clinical settings.
All documentation related to the issues above shall be presented to the Campus Health Center where it will be placed in the student's medical file. Misrepresenting your personal circumstances to a member of the Campus Health Center, clinical agency, faculty, or College official constitutes academic dishonesty and is grounds for disciplinary action.
As healthcare providers, Nebraska Methodist College students are at increased risk of exposure to communicable and blood borne illnesses (including, but not limited to: influenza, hepatitis, pertussis).
Students are required to maintain complete and current health and immunization records with Student Health Services. This requirement ensures the well-being of students, clients and the NMC community.
Please refer to your Program Handbook and Campus Health Center policy for guidance should an exposure occur.
Updated: July 2013
All Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) students who will be enrolled in a clinical course will be required to undergo TB skin testing (TST) upon program entry and repeated only in the event of a known exposure or positive annual questionnaire. A complete TST is one which has been placed and read 48-72 hours after placement. Students will be allowed 1 year plus 7 days from their previous TST to complete the annual requirement. If more time has elapsed since the previous test or questionnaire, the student will not be allowed to attend clinical until the TST is placed and read. A two-step TB test may be required. If clinical site requires annual TST, student must have the test placed and read before beginning clinical.
TB Screening Guidelines:
TB Screening Exceptions: (Annual TB Symptom Survey required)
Interpretation of TST results:
>5mm is positive in the following:
>10 mm is positive in the following:
>15mm induration is positive in persons with no known risk factors.
Students with positive TST must undergo chest radiography and a medical examination.
Updated April 20, 2020
Students must submit completed health forms as soon as possible so required immunizations can be verified. Health forms can be found below.
Students must have all requirements completed for entry into classes/clinicals.
For questions or clarification, please contact Crystal Lush at (402) 354-7211.
Completed forms must be uploaded into the CastleBranch compliance tracker (myCB).
Yes, a limited number of walk-in slots may be available for ill visits.
Please call 402-354-7211 or 402-354-7260 for appointments Monday through Friday.
There is no provider after hours or on weekends. If you can wait until regular office hours to be seen, leave a message at 402-354-7211. You will receive a call back to schedule a visit.
If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room for treatment.
Office visits and over-the-counter medications, as well as your annual TB skin test and flu shot, are available at no additional cost to students who pay the Campus Health fee as part of their enrollment. Many in-house diagnostic tests are also included.
Minimal charges may be assessed for some laboratory tests, required and requested immunizations and any services delivered outside the NMC campus. Charges may be put on your student account or you can pay by cash, check or credit card.
All students and employees are welcome to use Campus Health Services, regardless of their insurance plan. The College does not process outside insurance claims for students; however, we will provide the necessary documentation of services for the student to submit to their insurance company.
If your doctor's office doesn't have your records, try your high school and/or previous college. If the records aren't available, you may need to be re-vaccinated or get a blood test to prove immunity. All required shots and/or blood tests are available at the Campus Health Center.