COVID-19 Updates and Telehealth Information For Patients & Families
At Boys Town National Research Hospital, our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, youth and employees. Please review the latest information on visitors, screenings, masking guidlines and other ways we are working to help keep our patient families protected.
Boys Town is continuing to actively monitor information about severe respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as updates from state and local health officials.
In accordance with a collaborative announcement of Omaha metropolitan healthcare facilities, wearing masks will be optional in our hospital, clinics and outpatient settings beginning April 3, 2023. For the protection of our staff, patients, families and visitors, we ask that you wear a mask if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Masks are available at our patient entrances, registration and admission areas.
Patients, families, visitors or staff may choose to wear a mask at their discretion. We will also respect requests of our patients, and our team members will wear masks if requested. As was the practice prior to the pandemic, patients, families and staff may be required to wear a mask and protective equipment based on the patient’s reason for visit or admission (e.g., patient placed in isolation status due to a respiratory illness).
Patient and Visitor Screening
As a precaution, all patients will be screened at the time of scheduling an appointment or surgery. Patients will also be screened at registration and admission. Visitors to our inpatient areas will be screened upon arrival.
Hospital patients are permitted two healthy visitors in the patient room at one time.
Boys Town Pediatrics and Boys Town Internal Medicine offer the COVID-19 vaccination for patients ages 5 and older. Vaccines are given by appointment only. Contact your pediatrician or primary care clinic today to schedule your vaccination. For more information about vaccinations and kids, please read
What Parents Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine.
531-355-1234 or your child’s pediatric clinic today to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Vaccinations are also available through local pharmacies and state-run clinics.
To stay up to date on the latest COVID vaccine data and efforts, we suggest visiting the pharmaceutical company websites to view their resources.
Virtual visits, also known as telehealth, may be scheduled for pediatric and internal medicine routine well checks, sick appointments, chronic care follow-up and medication checks. Specialty care virtual visits are also available.
Click here for a list of all available clinics.
Patients and families should contact the clinic directly to request a visit. Depending on the patient’s medical need(s), our nurses will work with families to determine if a virtual visit or clinic visit is most appropriate. We have designated staff who will work with the families to help them set up the virtual visit on their end.
Boys Town is committed to helping children and families cope during this crisis. We offer a variety of behavioral and mental health resources for families.
More Health Resources
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Information Line
(402) 552-6645, 8:00 a.m. from 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week
Douglas County COVID-19 Information Line
(402) 444-3400, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 7 days a week
State and Local Health Information
Diagnostic Testing for COVID–19
Boys Town National Research Hospital is conducting diagnostic testing for COVID-19. The cash price for these tests ranges from $97 to $114. In some cases, testing may be covered by insurance. If you have any questions about billing, please contact our
Patient Financial Services department.
Fact Sheet for Patients
Hoja de Datos para Pacientes