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Campus Health

Nebraska Methodist College Campus Health 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. 

Learn more about our policies and immunization requirements.

Appointments


Campus Health 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.

To book an appointment, please call (402) 354-7211 or (402) 354-7260.

Call To Book

Hours of Operation:

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Fall and spring semesters

* Summer hours vary 

About Campus Health

After Hours

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:

Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha NE 68114
(402) 354-4000

The nearest Methodist Physicians Clinic Urgent Care location is:

Methodist Physicians Clinic - Aksarben
6700 Mercy Road, Suite 109
Omaha NE 68106
(402) 354-6675

Weeknights, 4 - 10 p.m.
Weekends & holidays, noon - 6 p.m.

Services

Campus Health can diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries, such as:

  • Cold/flu
  • Strep throat
  • Allergies
  • UTI
  • Rash
  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Mental health concerns

Other services available:

  • Women's health, including Pap testing
  • STI testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Lab work, including CBC, mono, cholesterol, etc.
  • Immunizations
  • Physicals
  • Suture removal
  • Cerumen removal
  • Wound care
  • Burn care
  • Titers
  • Wellness Planning
  • Nutrition Planning
  • Fitness Planning
  • Nebulizer treatments

Fees

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 through Campus Health.

Required Health and Safety Records

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. 
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Background Check

Your background check is initiated when you create your myCB account. Personal information requested:

  • Full name,
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Current address
  • Phone number
  • NMC email.
  • Nebraska Child and/or Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry Check
    • Download form, click link and complete online. 
If you are less than 19 years old, you must get notarized parental consent. Notaries on campus are Crystal Lush (501 Center) and Mike Evert (Clark Center).
Drug Screen

Drug Screening

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 Campus Health.

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.

Compliance Checklist

  • Immunizations
  •  Physical Examination
    • Required for all undergraduate students (excluding online-only programs). Download, print and complete the examination form. The form must be signed by a health care provider.
  • BLS/CPR Certification
  • Health Insurance
    • Submit a copy of your current health insurance card or proof of coverage. If your name is not listed on the card (parent/spouse insurance, etc.), obtain a letter of coverage from the insurance company.
  • Drug Screen
    • Drug screens for all local students will be done at the Campus Health Center. Students who are out-of-town or out-of-state can contact Campus Health for other options.
  • Submitting Documents

Campus Health Policies

The health of our students is very important to success in and out of the classroom. All students must maintain and adhere to our health policies and procedures.

Degree- and Certificate-Seeking Students

Health Insurance Policy

Immunizations

Infectious Disease Policy

Return to Clinical, Class, and Lab Following Illness or Injury Policy

Student Exposure to Illness

Tuberculosis Policy

Immunization Requirements

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS (Program-specific requirements may vary)

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) | Two doses of MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and at least one month apart are required of all students born after 1957.
    OR
    Positive blood tests showing immunity for measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Hepatitis B | A two or three dose series depending on vaccine. (Two doses of heplisav-B at least four weeks apart or a three dose series of engerix-B, recombivax B or twinrix at 0, 1  and 6 months old.)
    AND
    A positive blood test showing immunity for Hepatitis B (Hepatitis B surface antibody)
  • Tdap | One dose of Tdap given within the last 10 years
  • Chicken Pox/Varicella | Two doses of varicella vaccine
    OR
    A positive blood test showing immunity for varicella
    (Disease history is not accepted.)
  • Annual Influenza | Annual seasonal influenza vaccine (during flu season)
  • Tuberculosis Screening (PPD) | Two-step screening:
    Two separate PPD skin tests given and read at least one week apart
    OR
    Two PPD skin tests given within the past twelve months
    OR
    Quantiferon or T-Spot (IGRA testing) given within the past twelve months.
    One annual PPD screening thereafter
    Students with a history of a positive TB skin test must have documentation of a negative chest x-ray completed in the U.S. and documentation of any treatment received.
    AND
    A symptom checklist must be completed annually.
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Immunization Requirements

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS (Program-specific requirements may vary)

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) | Two doses of MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and at least one month apart are required of all students born after 1957.
    OR
    Positive blood tests showing immunity for measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Hepatitis B | A two or three dose series depending on vaccine. (Two doses of heplisav-B at least four weeks apart or a three dose series of engerix-B, recombivax B or twinrix at 0, 1  and 6 months old.)
    AND
    A positive blood test showing immunity for Hepatitis B (Hepatitis B surface antibody)
  • Tdap | One dose of Tdap given within the last 10 years
  • Chicken Pox/Varicella | Two doses of varicella vaccine
    OR
    A positive blood test showing immunity for varicella
    (Disease history is not accepted.)
  • Annual Influenza | Annual seasonal influenza vaccine (during flu season)
  • Tuberculosis Screening (PPD) | Two-step screening:
    Two separate PPD skin tests given and read at least one week apart
    OR
    Two PPD skin tests given within the past twelve months
    OR
    Quantiferon or T-Spot (IGRA testing) given within the past twelve months.
    One annual PPD screening thereafter
    Students with a history of a positive TB skin test must have documentation of a negative chest x-ray completed in the U.S. and documentation of any treatment received.
    AND
    A symptom checklist must be completed annually.
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RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Meningitis | Required for students living in on-campus housing (or a signed declination) 
  • Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus) | Recommended for students.

RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Meningitis | Required for students living in on-campus housing (or a signed declination) 
  • Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus) | Recommended for students.

Important Forms

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be seen without an appointment?

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.

What types of services can I receive at Campus Health?

You can expect the same types of services you would get from your primary care provider.  We have a physician assistant on staff that can diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries, as well as prescribe medications. Campus Health also provides physicals and pap examinations, office visits, medication monitoring, nebulizer treatments, suture and cerumen removal, STI testing, lab testing and more.  Immunizations, titers, and all requirements for clinical are offered A variety of OTC medications are available for treating common problems, such as headaches, colds and flu, cough, upset stomach or diarrhea.

Is there a charge for services?

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.

Will NMC file my health insurance claim for me?

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 Campus Health.

Will Campus Health give me a note to excuse me from class?

Campus Health does not issue routine medical excuses. Verification may be provided that a student was seen at Campus Health; however, this is not proof that a student was too ill to participate in classroom activities.

Why would I use these services if I have my own doctor and/or health insurance?

Most insurance plans have a copay of at least $20 per visit. Campus Health doesn't charge for office visits (if you pay the Campus Health fee) - you only pay if you receive specific services, such as vaccinations, lab tests, etc.  If you visit Campus Health more than twice in a semester, your copay savings would be more than the Campus Health fee.

What if I can't find my immunization records?

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 Campus Health.