Primary Care Services
- Treatment for common illnesses (colds, flu, sinus infections, pink eye, etc.)
- COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment
- Telehealth video visits and e-visits
- Sexually transmitted infections testing and management
- Gynecological care (Pap smears, pelvic pain/infections, menstrual care, contraceptive management, etc.)
- Physical exams (wellness, sports, and travel physicals)
- Chronic illness management (asthma, acne, diabetes, etc.)
- Immunizations (flu, HPV, Tdap, travel immunizations, etc.)
- Radiology services and tuberculosis screening
- Procedures (ear wax removal, wart treatments, etc.)
- Flu shots
- Pregnancy testing (prenatal care not offered)
- Wellness profiles
- Tuberculin (PPD) skin testing
- Blood pressure health screenings
Urgent Care Services
- Acute injuries (fractures, sprains, strains, burns, cuts)
- Acute illnesses (abdominal pain, headache, back pain, etc.)
Students, faculty, and staff can receive the Pfizer vaccine by appointment at the Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center.
Call 402.554.2374 to schedule.
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, we are here to help. Call 402.554.2374 to schedule a telehealth visit with a health care provider. They will order testing if warranted, and samples will be collected curbside outside the Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center.
We do not currently offer testing for asymptomatic individuals. Learn more about your options.
Mental Health Services
- Medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, and more
Because the Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center is an independent entity, the organization is not obligated to follow university reporting requirements for sexual misconduct.
Learn more about mental health medication services.
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 Nebraska Medicine 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 Nebraska Medicine 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 Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center.
If your medical provider orders a special procedure, the radiology team will schedule an appointment for you at a local facility.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health is important at every age and for all genders. We offer a supportive, nonjudgmental environment where you can get your questions answered and receive the care you need to stay well.
- Annual gynecological exams
- Birth control prescriptions
- HPV vaccine
- Sexually transmitted infection testing
- Pregnancy testing
- Care for pelvic and abdominal pain
- PrEP and PEP prescriptions
Learn more about the services we provide for sexual and reproductive health
Flu shots are now available for currently enrolled UNO students, faculty, and staff.
A flu shot helps you stay healthy and protects those around you from influenza. Because the flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, the UNO Health Center highly recommends the flu vaccine to prevent respiratory illness on campus.
How to get your flu shot
Flu shots are available by appointment only. Drop-ins will not be accepted for safety reasons. Call 402.554.2374 to schedule a flu shot appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Friday between 8 A.M. - 4 P.M. Bring a MavCARD and a completed flu shot form with you.
Due to staffing shortages, off-site drop-in flu vaccination clinics are not offered at this time. We will update the campus community if this changes.
Parental permission is required for students who are 18 and younger to receive a flu shot.
- 18-year-olds: Bring a completed Power of Attorney form to your appointment or a staff member will call a parent or legal guardian at check-in. If you already submitted a Power of Attorney form to the UNO Health Center, you do not need to bring a duplicate copy with you
- 17-year-olds: Power of Attorney forms are not legally valid until you turn 18. A staff member will call a parent or legal guardian at check-in
Flu shots are free for currently enrolled UNO and UNMC students.
Flu shots have a charge for faculty and staff, but we can easily submit them to your insurance. Most insurance plans cover 100% of the cost. You are also welcome to pay the out-of-pocket cost if that is more convenient for you. Please contact the billing and insurance office with any questions at 402.472.7435 or 1.866.662.8662.
About this year’s flu shot
We are giving FLUARIX Quadrivalent flu shots, which protect you against four different flu viruses. We are not offering the high-dose (65+) flu vaccine this year.
Flu Shot Frequently Asked Questions
Will the flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
The flu vaccine does not protect against COVID-19, but it does have many important health benefits. It can reduce your risk of the flu, which can help conserve potentially scarce health care resources. Learn more about the seasonal flu and COVID-19.
Do I need a flu vaccine if I wear a mask and practice physical distancing?
Yes. Although these measures can help protect you from respiratory viruses like the flu and COVID-19, the best way to reduce your risk and prevent serious complications is to get a flu vaccine each flu season. Learn more about common flu vaccine misconceptions.
Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine the same day I get the flu vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people who have not yet received their COVID-19 shot get vaccinated the same day that they get their flu shot. The UNO Health Center offers the Pfizer vaccine series for those who would like to get vaccinated for COVID-19 on the same day as their flu shot.
Why should I get a flu vaccine?
Getting vaccinated can prevent illness, reduce the severity of flu symptoms if you get sick, and prevent serious complications caused by the flu. It also helps protect our Maverick community.
When is the best time to get vaccinated?
It is recommended you get the flu shot as soon as it becomes available because it takes about two weeks to be fully effective. Flu season begins in October and extends through March or April.
Do I need a flu shot every flu season?
Yes because the flu vaccine only provides protection for about six months. Another reason is that the flu vaccine is updated every year to protect against the latest strains of the virus.
I don’t get sick often, so why should I get vaccinated?
When you get your yearly influenza vaccination, you are not only protecting yourself, but you are also protecting the people you love and the people in your community who are at higher risk for serious complications. Babies, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for complications from influenza, including pneumonia and death. Learn more about common flu vaccine misconceptions.
Is it better to get sick with flu than to get a flu vaccine?
No. The flu can be a serious disease, particularly among young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. Any flu infection can carry a risk of serious complications, hospitalization, or death, even among otherwise healthy children and adults. Therefore, getting vaccinated is a safer choice than risking illness to obtain immune protection. Learn more about common flu vaccine misconceptions.
Who should be vaccinated?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone six months and older get vaccinated against the flu, especially those with a higher risk of flu complications or who live with high-risk individuals. The flu vaccine is not recommended for the following:
- People with a life-threatening allergy to eggs or other vaccine ingredients
- People with life-threatening reactions to any previous vaccine
- People who have had Guillain-Barre syndrome from the flu vaccine
Are there side effects?
You may experience minor soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of injection as well as mild fever, mild headache, muscles aches, and nausea. These symptoms will be minor compared to active influenza infection.
What about serious reactions to the flu vaccine?
Serious allergic reaction to flu vaccines is very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after vaccination. While these reactions can be life-threatening, effective treatments are available.