Current Operating Status - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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Current Operating Status

Situation Update

As of Friday, January 24, 2020 10:40 AM CST

Road Closure Update
Please be aware that the Omaha VA Medical Center’s Eisenhower Drive and Parking Lot No. 3 (Service Connected Parking and Emergency Room Parking) will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, through noon on Sunday, Jan. 26. This will also affect the entrance to the Emergency Room Department.

The closure is being conducted to allow a generator and related equipment to be lifted into place by a crane.

During the closure, all ambulances will be directed to the front loop entrance to the hospital. VA staff members will be in the lobby directing ambulances and patients to the ER.

Finally, all cars must be removed from Parking Lot No. 3 prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24.  After 5 p.m., these lots will be inaccessible.

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Signage will also be placed at the entrance to the lot directing patients and staff to available parking in the handicap lot.

Outpatient Pharmacy Construction
the outpatient pharmacy located at the Omaha VA Hospital, will be closing the dispensing window starting Tuesday, January 21st for upgrades and repairs. We anticipate the dispensing window to remain closed through the end of the month.

The outpatient pharmacy will remain open and we will continue to dispense medication to patients from an alternative location. There may be a slight delay dispensing medications during the duration of the construction project.

Facility Status

Parent Facility
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Normal Hours
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Bellevue, Nebraska Normal Hours
Community Resource & Referral Center Normal Hours
Grand Island, Nebraska Normal Hours
Holdrege, Nebraska Normal Hours
Lincoln, Nebraska Normal Hours
Norfolk, Nebraska Normal Hours
North Platte, Nebraska Normal Hours
O'Neill, Nebraska Normal Hours
Shenandoah, Iowa Normal Hours

Telephone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • 24 Hour Nurse: Monday-Friday (Daytime)
    Call your primary care clinic nurse
    Evenings (after 4 pm), weekends and holidays
  • Change Your Appointment: Omaha
    402-346-8800 or
    1-800-451-5796, press 2
    See below for CBOC appointment numbers
  • Media Inquiries: 402-995-4719
  • National Veterans Helpline: 1-800-507-4571
  • Patient Locator: 402-346-8800 or
  • Pharmacy Refill: 1-855-560-1722
  • Staff Locator: 402-346-8800 or
  • Telephone Care: Monday-Friday (Daytime)
    Call your primary care clinic nurse
    Evenings (after 4 pm), weekends and holidays
  • Change Your Appointment (Nebraska CBOCs): Bellevue
    Grand Island
    308-382-3660 or
    1-866-580-1810, press 2
    402-489-3802 or
    1-866-851-6052, press 2
    North Platte
    1-866-580-1810, press 0
  • Change Your Appointment (Iowa CBOCs): Shenandoah