- Primary care for common illnesses and injuries
- Urgent care (faculty/staff eligible)
- Annual physicals and women's and men's health exams
- Blood pressure health screenings
- Sexually Transmitted Infection screenings and care
- Wellness profiles
- Pregnancy testing (prenatal care not offered)
- Tuberculin (PPD) Skin Testing
- Flu Shots (learn more about the flu shot)
Because the UNO Health Center is an independent entity, the organization is not obligated to follow university reporting requirements for sexual misconduct. If a student wishes to report sexual misconduct through the university, please see the university policy outlined in the Sexual Misconduct Procedures document available on the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website.
The UNO Health Center offers medical laboratory services for your convenience. Results are available in several business days. Common tests for students:
- Chlamydia and gonorrhea BC
- Rapid flu test
- Rapid strep test
- Urine culture
Nebraska Medicine licensed radiologic technologists operate the UNO Health Center's state-of-the-art X-ray equipment. All X-rays are electronically transmitted to consulting radiologists for interpretation. A referral from a medical provider is required. Special procedures such as fluoroscopy, CTs, MRIs, ultrasounds and mammograms, are not performed at the UNO Health Center. If your medical provider orders a special procedure, the radiology team will schedule an appointment for you at a local facility.
Flu shots are now available at Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center. Shots are free for students. Cost is $35 for faculty and staff, but this charge may be submitted to insurance.
To get vaccinated, make an appointment at the UNO Health Center by calling 402.554.2374. Bring a MavCARD and a completed flu shot form to the appointment.
Parental permission is required for students who are 18 and younger to receive their flu shot. UNO Health Center staff can call a parent or guardian at the time of the appointment to obtain permission, or 18-year-olds may bring a completed Power of Attorney form with them to their appointment. If the student already has a Power of Attorney form on file at the UNO Health Center, there is no need to submit a duplicate form. Power of Attorney forms are not valid for 17-year-olds.
Refer a friend to get their flu shot for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Students will receive a referral card at their flu shot appointment. If they fill out their name and NUID on the card, give the card to a fellow student and that student brings the card with them to get a flu shot at the UNO Health Center, the referee will be entered into a drawing for one of several $25 gift cards.
FAQ About Flu Shots
What vaccinationwill you receive for the 2019-20 flu season?
We will be giving FluLaval, which protects against four different flu viruses.
What is the flu?
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Learn more.
Does the flu vaccine work?
The annual influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against the disease. While getting vaccinated doesn't guarantee that you won't get the flu, if you do, it will likely be less severe.
I got the flu shot last year, why do I have to get it again?
You should get vaccinated yearly, because the virus changes very rapidly and immunity from the previous year's vaccine declines throughout the year. Even if you got a flu shot last year, you should still get another one this year.
What’s the benefit to me?
Getting your yearly influenza immunization will likely decrease your chance of severe complications from the flu, including hospitalization and death. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of people who get the flu experience secondary infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis or otitis. Preventing influenza also prevents these secondary problems associated with the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than 700,000 people were hospitalized last year for influenza-related illnesses.
If I don’t get sick often, why should I get the flu shot?
When you get your yearly influenza vaccination, you are not only protecting yourself, but also protecting the people you love and people in your community who are at higher risk for serious complications. Babies, elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for complications from influenza, including pneumonia and death.
What if the flu shot makes me sick?
While you can't get the flu from the flu shot, some mild muscle aches and even a low-grade fever are not uncommon for a day or two following the flu shot. However, these symptoms are nothing in comparison to influenza, which can cause high fever and severe debilitating muscle aches. And, depending on a person's immune system, the flu can progress to serious complications. Learn more.