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Courtesy Van

The VA NWIHCS courtesy van program provides rides to Veterans from Lincoln and Grand Island to their appointments in Omaha.

Departure Times and Guidelines:

Grand Island: 6:30 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 10:20 a.m.
Lincoln: 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.

This is a courtesy service provided to Veterans. Be respectful of yourself and fellow passengers by making sure you are able to ride the van safely. If you have any of these conditions, you may need to select alternate transportation:

  • Draining wounds
  • Inability to sit for greater than one hour
  • Communicable diseases: MRSA, VRE, CDIFF, Flu, TB
  • Incontinence–leaking or oozing of body fluids
  • Inability to care for self without a caretaker to travel with you

Reminders: Consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated; use of courtesy van will be denied. You may experience bumps and shifting during your ride–which may be uncomfortable depending on your condition. There is limited space available for wheelchairs and oxygen cylinders.

Scheduling Your Ride

Call the phone numbers below to schedule your appointment in advance to ride the courtesy van, since seating is limited.

Grand Island: 308-382-3660 ext. 2153
Lincoln: 402-489-3802 ext. 7815

Contact Info


  • Grand Island CBOC
    Lincolnc CBOC

Contact Number(s)

  • 308-382-3660 Ext. 2153
  • 402-489-3802 Ext. 7815

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday