COVID-19 Updates For Patients & Families
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COVID-19 Updates For Patients & Families

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Boys Town National Research Hospital, our top priority is the health and​ safety of our patients, youth and employees. With news of the outbre​ak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Boys Town is taking measures to ensure we continue to protect those in our care.

Boys Town is actively monitoring​ information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as updates from state and local health officials.

Patients and Visitor Screening

As a precaution, all patients and visitors coming to Boys Town Hospital and clinics will be screened upon arrival. Our screening questions include the following:

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Yes or No
    • Fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher?
    • Cough?
    • Shortness of breath?
  2. Have you or anyone in your household traveled in the last 2 weeks (domestic or international)? Yes or No
  3. Have you had any known contact with any individual with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19? Yes or No

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, it’s impo​​rtant to remember to call ahead to your healthcare provider to be screened over the phone. The provider can evaluate and determine if testing is necessary. Flu activity is also still high in Nebraska. Flu tests should be considered as a first test option before considering a COVID-19 test.

The Nebraska Health Department urges you to self-monitor and contact your healthcare provider (via phone) first to discuss if your symptoms are significant enough to warrant a trip to the medical office. Following this guidance will allow those with the imminent need to get​ treatment, reduce your potential exposure and minimize the load on health​care providers.

Visitor Policy Updates

Limiting visitors within our facilities will help protect our patients​ and healthcare staff.

Two healthy parents or designated adult visitors​ are permitted to be with each patient. No visitors under the age of 18.

For clinic visits, if there are two adults and children other than the patient, one adult will be asked to take the other child/ren to the car, and one adult will be allowed to remain with the patient for the visit.

For the Hospital, only the same two adults - parents or one parent/guardian and a designated second adult - will be permitted to be with the patient throughout the hospital stay.

For the Residential Treatme​nt Center, visits and passes for ​our youth have been put on hold until further notice. We understand seeing your child is important and​ we are making video conferencing technology accessible. Our therapists will reach out to families to set up the connection. Thank you for being a partner with us in keeping your child, your family and our staff protected during this time.

Same Day Pediatrics

Beginning March 30, 2020, our Same Day Pediatrics services will be consolidating to our Pacific Street Clinic.

Boys Town Pediatrics - Pacific Street Clinic
14080 Boys Town Hospital Rd
Boys Town, NE 68010

Hours:
Monday – Friday 6:00 ​p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ​​

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, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

State and Local Health Information