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Information Regarding COVID-19

In an effort to protect our staff, patients and community Valley County Health System (VCHS) will be implementing the following.

COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD) is working through Nebraska's COVID-19 vaccination plan. If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine please fill out this survey to be added to their waiting list: http://bit.ly/2JP46fk .This survey is also available on the LBPHD website: http://bit.ly/2KZEi0Q . For further information please head to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lbphd.org

Safety Precautions:

  • No visitors at VCHS at this time (this includes no walkers in the halls or public in the Courtyard Grille).
  • All events, classes and meetings held at VCHS are being canceled until further notice.

Services:

  • VCHS Medical Clinics are continuing to see wellness visits in the mornings and sick visits in the afternoons. If you would like to make an appointment please call 308.728.4200. 
  • Virtual visits are available on a case by case basis. Please call 308.728.4200 for more information.

What to do if you have Respiratory symptoms

Valley County Health System urges residents who suspect they may have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms to call first before visiting their local health facility.

If you are experiencing these respiratory symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore Throat

And are 65 years or older, have compromised immune systems or serious medical conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Lung disease

Please call 402.728.4200 prior to coming to the Medical Clinic or ER. Our healthcare providers will evaluate your symptoms and explain your best course of action. Calling ahead not only helps you, it prevents the spread and protects our community’s elderly and most vulnerable.

If you are younger than 65 and have symptoms of the Coronavirus and are otherwise healthy the current advice is to stay at home and self-isolate. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and take fever reducing medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For more information on isolation and when to seek medical attention visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html#warning-signs.

Test Nebraska

  • Test Nebraska is a public-private partnership that will expand testing in Nebraska over the next several weeks. The program enlists Nebraskans to take an assessment, get tested, and track their health. If you would like to participate go to testnebraska.com.

Risk Assessment

Click here to take a two question COVID-19 risk assessment.

Screening Procedure

Upon presenting for an appointment you will be asked the following:

  • Do you have a new respiratory illness, trouble breathing, cough, sore throat?
  • Your temperature will be taken

You will also be asked to wear a mask while in the building.

 

Other COVID-19 Resources