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Nebraska Health Care

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) works efficiently to improve the health and living standards of the community by implementing many health regulating services and policies. The health department also has its sub divisions which provide all vital records and health statistics of the state. The health department also focuses on community and environmental health so that people lives a healthy life.

Hospitals in Nebraska

hospitalsHospitals in Nebraska are well equipped with technologically advanced facilities, efficiently staffed and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being, and many more services. Almost all the hospitals in Nebraska make an effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.

Some of the notable hospitals of Nebraska are listed below.

Nebraska Medical Center
987400 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7400
(402) 552–2000

Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114-4199
(402) 354–4000

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
555 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510-2494
(402) 219–8000

Bryan LGH Medical Center
1600 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506-1299
(402) 489–0200

Good Samaritan Hospital
10 East 31st Street
Kearney, NE 68847-2926
(308) 865–7100

Alegent Creighton Immanuel Medical Center
6901 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68122-1799
(402) 572–2121

Alegent Creighton Lakeside Hospital
16901 Lakeside Hills Court
Omaha, NE 68130-2318
(402) 717–8000

Alegent Creighton University Medical Center
601 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2197
(402) 449–4000

Alegent Creighton Health-Memorial Hospital, Schuyler
104 West 17th Street
Schuyler, NE 68661-1304
(402) 352–2441

Alegent Creighton Bergan Mercy Medical Center
7500 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68124-2319
(402) 398–6060
Alegent Creighton Health Plainview Hospital
704 North Third Street
Plainview, NE 68769-2047
(402) 582–4245

Alegent Health Midlands Hospital
11111 South 84th Street
Papillion, NE 68046-4122
(402) 593–3000

Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center
531 Beebe Street
Osceola, NE 68651-5537
(402) 747–2031

Antelope Memorial Hospital
102 West Ninth Street
Neligh, NE 68756-1114
(402) 887–4151

Avera Creighton Hospital
1503 Main Street
Creighton, NE 68729-3007
(402) 358–5700

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital
302 North Second Street
O'Neill, NE 68763-1514
(402) 336–2611

Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center
4800 Hospital Parkway
Beatrice, NE 68310-6906
(402) 228–3344

Bellevue Medical Center
2500 Bellevue Medical Center Drive
Bellevue, NE 68123-1591
(402) 763–3000

Boone County Health Center
723 West Fairview Street
Albion, NE 68620-1725
(402) 395–2191

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital
2808 South 143rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68144-5611
(402) 609–1600

Given below are the top 5 hospitals in Nebraska ranked by U.S News and World Report

Nebraska Medical Center

Nebraska Medical Center has been ranked 1st in Nebraska and highly recognized in Eastern Nebraska and Omaha, NE metro area. The hospital has been nationally ranked in Cancer, Nephrology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology and Pulmonology. It is designated as high performing in departments such as Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Geriatrics and Orthopedics.

Contact Details:
Nebraska Medical Center
987400 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7400
Phone: (402) 552–2000
Website: www.nebraskamed.com

Methodist Hospital

Methodist Hospital in Omaha has been ranked 2nd in Nebraska. The hospital is nationally ranked in Gynecology and also designated as high performance in Cancer, Ear, Nose & Throat, Diabetes & Endocrinology,Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Geriatrics, Urology and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114-4199
Phone: (402) 354–4000
Website: www.bestcare.org

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center has been ranked 3rd in Nebraska. It has been recognized as high performing in departments such as Urology, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.

Contact Details:services
St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
555 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510-2494
Phone: (402) 219–8000
Website: www.saintelizabethonline.com

Bryan LGH Medical Center

Bryan LGH Medical Center is a surgical and general medical hospital that has been ranked 4th in Nebraska. The hospital is honored of its excellence performance in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
Bryan LGH Medical Center
1600 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506-1299
Phone: (402) 489–0200
Website: www.bryanhealth.com

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital has been ranked 5th in Nebraska and is also well recognized in Central Nebraska. The hospital is designated as high performing in Orthopedics and Nephrology.

Contact Details:
Good Samaritan Hospital
10 East 31st Street
Kearney, NE 68847-2926
Phone: (308) 865–7100
Website: www.gshs.org

Blood Banks and Organ Donors in Nebraska

Several organizations in Nebraska are dedicated to provide organ, blood and tissue to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Nebraska.

Some of the major Blood Banks in Nebraska are-

Donate Life Nebraska

Donate Life Nebraska is the state-authorized non-profit organization that is committed to provide and manage the organ, eye and tissue donations to the people in need and help save as many lives as possible. Donate Life Nebraska is affiliated with Donate Life America and has been diligently functioning in collaboration with many volunteers to help provide organ, eye and tissue donation to meet all transplant needs. The organization promotes the community to participate and support the cause and educates the people on how donation works, organ transplant waiting list, what is brain death, what organs and tissues can be donated and create awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation that saves lives.Donor

Donate Life Registration

Contact Details:
Donate Life Nebraska
988137 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8137
Website: http://donatelifenebraska.com/

Contact us by calling 800-718-5433 or in Omaha 402-559-3788 or via email at NebraskaDonateLife@gmail.com

Health Insurance in Nebraska

Nebraska has initiated many programs that assist the people of Nebraska to pay for the entire or part of their health care or medical costs.

Nebraska Medicaid Program

The Nebraska Medicaid Program is funded by federal as well as state government. The program covers medical services for eligible elderly people, individuals with disability, low income individuals and pregnant women those who fulfill the eligibility requirements.


ACCESSNebraska is an easy platform that provides online services to apply for Medicaid and Economic Assistance programs in Nebraska. The programs you may apply and avail through ACCESSNEbraska include-

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Aid to Dependent Children (ADC)
  • Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled(AABD) Payment
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • (LIHEAP)
  • State Disability Program
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Social Services for the Aged and Disabled (SSAD)

Contact Details:

(855) 632-7633
In Lincoln: (402) 473-7000
In Omaha: (402) 595-1178

Economic Assistance:Health Plans
(800) 383-4278
In Lincoln: (402) 323-3900
In Omaha: (402) 595-1258

DHHS Customer Service Center
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

To Submit Documentation:
P.O. Box 85801
Lincoln, NE 68501-85801
Fax: (402) 471-9209
E-mail: dhhs.andicenterlincoln@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 2992
Omaha, NE 68102
Fax (402) 595-1901
E-mail: dhhs.andicenteromaha@nebraska.gov

Medicaid Managed Care

Medicaid Managed Care is a service delivery system in which Nebraska Medicaid under a contract basis, collaborates with a Managed Care Organization (MCO) to offer healthcare services and also pays, authorizes and provides for the delivery of services to enrolled clients. Nebraska mainly focuses to utilize Managed Care to provide behavioral and physical health services.

Managed Long-Term Services

Medicaid Eligibility Customer Service Center Contact:

402-473-7000 (Lincoln)
402-595-1178 (Omaha)
TTY: 402-471-7256
Fax: 402-471-9209

Nebraska's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program is a federal program that was implemented to assure well being of assisted-living facility residents and nursing home residents and operate through the Older Americans’ Act.

Contact Details:
Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care
DHHS - State Unit on Aging
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-2307
1-800-942-7830 (Nebraska only)
E-mail: LTCOmbudsman@dhhs.ne.gov

Nebraska Health Statistics and Vital Records

Nebraska department of health oversees and manages the collection, and distribution of public health and vital statistics data. The department works concurrently with other state and local agencies to provide technical assistance to users to procure the vital records, sort and solve problems and upgrade to meet the emerging health trends.


Also read:

Purpose, Rules and Regulations to issue vital records

The DHHS Office of Vital Records
1033 "O" Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE
Gold’s Galleria, 1st floor (11th & N Streets)

Birth and Death Certificates

Nebraska-Born Certified Birth Certificate and Death Certificate may be obtained through-


  • Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
    Division of Public Health
    Vital Records
    P.O. Box 95065
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

  • If you have any questions, contact:
    Phone: (402) 471-2871
    E-mail: DHHS.VitalRecords@nebraska.gov
  • Processing Fees for obtaining birth certificates: $17

  • Processing Fees for obtaining birth certificates: $16

-Genealogy applications must be applied for by mail or walk-in, not through the Internet or VitalChek.

For more details on Birth Certificates, click here

For more details on Death Certificates, click here

Also read:

Details on Marriage Certificates

Details on Divorce Certificates

Nebraska Health Statistics

Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is responsible to collect and maintain data of major health health issues effective the people of the state. These data are used to promote health education and minimize health risk across the state so that there is reduction in premature death rates and disability.

Contact Details:
Jeff Armitage, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator
DHHS - Public Health
301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-7733
Email: Jeff Armitage

Ten Leading Causes of Death, 2013 – [1]

  • Cancer - 3,458
  • Heart Disease - 3,378
  • Chronic Lung Disease - 957
  • Cerebrovascular - 817
  • Accidents - 701
  • Alzheimer's Disease - 557
  • Diabetes Mellitus - 472
  • Pneumonia - 303
  • Essential Hypertension - 221
  • Nephritis/Nephrosis - 220
  • Suicide - 220

Other Important Contact Details:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3121

Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline - 1-800-652-1999

Economic Assistance Service Areas and Child Support Enforcement Field Offices


  1. Leading Causes of Death
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