Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Community Medical Center & Family Medicine Clinic

 

Vaccine Updates

  •  FREE AT HOME COVID-19 TESTS now available.   CLICK HERE OR ON THE PICTURE…
  • Boosters have been approved for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, joining Pfizer.
    • Moderna and Pfizer boosters are recommended for those 65+ or with compromised immune systems. Those at elevated risk due to employment, including health care workers, may also receive boosters.
    • Boosters are recommended for all who received Johnson and Johnson vaccinations.
    • Patients are no longer required to receive a booster of the same type as their original course.
  • FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer vaccinations for children 5-11.  These doses are at 1/3 strength compared to adults.
  • In Nebraska, 1,302,180 people or 67% of the state has received at least one dose.  Overall, 1,172,033 people or 60% of Nebraska’s population has been fully vaccinated.

  • If you have questions about boosters, please discuss them with your primary care practitioner. Signing up for boosters should still be done through vaccinate.ne.gov or 402-245-6547.

For up-to-date state information visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services  –click here (NDHHS)

Community Medical Center is still allowing up to two visitors at a time for non-isolated inpatients. For outpatient and clinic visits, we are asking patients at the time of visit to limit themselves to one accompanying person. The outpatient visitor limit is considered voluntary. Though most follow it, we realize some patients will have more than one person with them.

Need information about the COVID-19 vaccination and booster? Click on either picture to go to the Nebraska DHHS Vaccine website. You can also call locally, 402-245-6547. Please leave your name and daytime phone number where you can be reached.

COVID VACCINES and BOOSTERS continue to be administered at CMC. Current information to register, vaccinate.ne.gov  or call SEDHD 402.274.3993, or Family Medicine Clinic 402.245.6295. Individuals 12 years and older, that want the vaccine are encouraged to register for the vaccine. Those individuals, age 18 and under must have a parent/guardian with them and  sign the consent form.

Please continue to avoid the 3Cs – Crowded places, Close contact with others, and Confined spaces – every time you’re away from home – be #BigRedResponsible, by wearing a mask. Working together to make Nebraska safe.

Additional Questions – Contact CMC Administration 402-245-6503 We thank patients and public for your support.

Phone numbers for your convenience
Emergency – Dial 911
Community Medical Center – Falls City – 402-245-2428
Family Medicine Clinic – Falls City 402-245-4475.
Family Medicine – Humboldt 402-862-3280
Family Practice Clinic – Falls City 402-245-3232
Southeast District Health Department 1-877-777-0424

Important websites for vital information
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Department of Health and Human Services: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx
John Hopkins University: https://hub.jhu.edu/novel-coronavirus-information/
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Southeast District Health Department: https://www.sedhd.org/

A Note about Testing for COVID-19:

From; Ryan Larsen, CEO

Centralized COVID-19 testing for hospital outpatients began Wednesday, April 15th. Testing requires a valid practitioner order and is available for scheduled patients, not walk-ins. Testing is done for symptomatic patients who are hospitalized or who are in at-risk populations of who are health care workers or emergency responders.

  • COVID-19 testing is available. Please text 402-245-6522. Alternatively, you may call 402-245-6736 or email us at covid19@cmcfc.org. The phone and texting line will have a live person available 8-4 Monday through Friday. If after hours, please leave your full name, your date of birth, your telephone number, the name of your doctor and your reason for concern. We are experiencing a large volume of calls at Family Medicine regarding COVID-19, which makes it difficult for patients to call in and schedule other office appointments. Please use the above numbers for texting (preferred) or calling if your question is specific to COVID-19 and not an emergency.
  • For questions about Covid-19, your potential exposure, and what you should do, please call your primary care office or the Nebraska DHHS Covid-19 Information Line at (402)-552-6645 (8AM to 8PM 7 days a week).
  • If you believe you are having a health emergency and need emergency medical treatment, please call 9-1-1 or seek help at the hospital emergency department

COVID-19  -most current information:

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