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If you live in Lancaster County, you can now register to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more and get answers to vaccine questions.

Don’t put off the essential care you need because of COVID-19. We continue to safely schedule office appointments, surgeries and procedures so you can get the care you need now. We can even help you find a doctor.

For everyone's safety, masks are required for everyone in our facilities. This includes visitors and patients (except in special circumstances).

CAMC Patients & Visitors

We're here to care for you

Attention Patients & Visitors: COVID-19

  • One healthy, adult support person (ages 19 and over) will be allowed in a few limited circumstances:
    • Pediatric/Minor patients - 1 healthy adult support person
    • Labor and Delivery patients - 1 healthy adult support person
    • Adult patient - 1 healthy support person, if patient is unable to answer questions or care for themselves
    • No one under the age of 14 is allowed to visit

Learn about COVID-19, take a free screening, and find out how to protect yourself and your family

Thank you for choosing Crete Area Medical Center for your health care needs. Our team of experienced medical professionals is committed to serving you with exceptional and compassionate care.

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Visiting hours are flexible and based on patient conditions. Please check with a nurse to determine if exact visiting hours exist.

Visitor guidelines:

  • Keep children with you at all times
  • Only visit when you are healthy; do not visit patients if you have a contagious illness
  • To help your loved one’s recovery, do not bring food to a patient as it may interfere with medications and special diets

Before Your Stay

Pre-Registration

If you have a scheduled procedure at Crete Area Medical Center, one our friendly admission staff members will contact you to complete pre-registration information and admission forms over the phone, or you can download the appropriate forms and bring them with you.

Checking In

Our admission staff will contact you to provide your arrival time and check-in location.

Your Rights & Responsibilities

As a patient at Crete Area Medical Center, we consider you a partner in your hospital care.

View your rights and responsibilities as a patient

View our privacy practices (English), privacy practices (Spanish)

Advanced Directives

People usually make decisions about their health care treatment after their doctor recommends a course of treatment and provides information about the treatment. These decisions may become more difficult if patients become unable to tell doctors and loved ones what kind of health care treatment they want. Through documents, known as Advance Directives, people can express their treatment preference before they actually need certain kinds of care, ensuring their wishes will be carried out and that their families and others will not be faced with making difficult decisions.

When you arrive at Crete Area Medical Center, we will ask if you have an Advance Directive and provide written information to you. Please do not hesitate to contact the admitting office, social services or your doctor for more information.

Valuables

Please leave valuables including jewelry, larger amounts of cash and credit cards at home. We cannot be responsible for the loss of money or other valuables left in your room. If you do bring valuables, please request that they be stored in a safety deposit box when you are admitted.

Comfort & Amenities

Café Soleil

The Café Soleil is open Monday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Patient Meals:
Patient meals are served on a made-to-order basis between the hours of 7 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. A menu is located in each patient room.
To place your order, please call 1538 from the phone in your room.

Snacks:
Sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, cheese, crackers, beverages and other snacks are available between service times. Also, a vending machine is located in the emergency department entrance. 

Food Requests:
If you are staying with us as a patient, please notify your nurse of any special nutrition requests or preferences.

Gift Shop

Shop seasonal merchandise, gifts and snacks in our volunteer-run gift shop located just past the main lobby. We are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may order balloons and flowers for same day delivery to the medical center by calling 402-826-6511.

CAMC Walking Trail

The .75 mile paved walking trail is located to the east of the hospital. There are benches located around the trail for your convenience. Take a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, just make sure you clear it with your nurse before heading out.

Smoking Policy

Crete Area Medical Center has adopted a smoke-free policy for the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on medical center grounds.

During Your Stay

Your Patient Room

For your comfort, all rooms are private and include your own private bathroom. We want you to experience a home-like atmosphere while you are staying with us.

Your family can stay overnight with you by folding out the couch into a bed. Please feel free to use the closets and drawers for your personal items. If you forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant or other personal items, we will gladly provide these for you.

Interpreting Services

Quality care for non-English speaking patients is a priority at Crete Area Medical Center. We offer interpreting services for all languages through one of the following Language Line tele-services:

We offer translation services for all languages through our Language Line tele-services: My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI), Spanish Interpreters or tele-interpreters.

For more information, call 402-826-2102, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Patient Safety

Latex-Safe Environment (no latex balloons)

For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, the medical center is latex safe. This means we have removed all items containing latex powder, and we cannot allow latex rubber balloons in any medical center building. If latex balloons are brought into one of our facilities, we will ask the visitor to return the balloons to their vehicle. Mylar balloons are acceptable.

Latex allergic reactions can range from moderate irritation and discomfort to life-threatening conditions. Being latex-safe helps prevent allergic reactions and the development of the allergy over time.

Smoking Policy

Crete Area Medical Center is a smoke-free facility for the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on medical center grounds.

Lost Items

To inquire about or report a lost item, please call 402-826-2102.

Dismissal & After Your Stay

When you are ready to be discharged from the hospital or from your outpatient procedure, your physician will write a discharge order. Your nurse will visit with you about any at-home care or additional information you need.

Request Medical Records

Please print and complete the authorization form and fax or mail it to:

Authorization to Release Health Information

Mail:

Crete Area Medical Center
Release of Information
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

Fax: 402-826-7950

In Person:

Crete Area Medical Center
Admission Desk
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

Wilber Medical Clinic
Admission Desk
203 West 4th St.
Wilber, NE 68465

Standard processing fees may apply. If you have questions, please contact the Health Information Office at 402-826-7903.

Billing, Financial Arrangements & Online Bill Pay

Price Estimates

For price estimates, please call 402-826-6588.

View a full list of services, charges and reimbursements for Crete Area Medical Center.
Note: charges do not reflect insurance adjustments.
View Crete Area Medical Center Pricing List
View Crete Area Medical Center Provider Fees


Billing

Bryan Health is a non-profit organization that depends on prompt payment for services to continue our high level of patient care.

Online Bill Pay

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Pay Bill through
MyChart Account

Pay Bill through
Guest Pay

If you would like to talk to a member of our team, please call 1-877-577-9277 or 402-481-5791.


Payment Options and Plans 

If you are unable to make payment in full, we offer several payment options including credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover); short-term, interest-free payment plans; long-term, interest-free payment plans through Commerce Bank; and financial assistance.  

To set up a payment plan, please call 402-481-5791 or 877-577-9277 or log in to MyChart.


Insurance

Learn more about insurance payments and accepted plans.


Financial Assistance

Bryan Health is committed to always being there for all who turn to us for care, including those who are unable pay. We encourage patients to apply for financial assistance if they believe that they are unable to pay all or part of their hospital or health care bills. Learn more about financial assistance.

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