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For everyone's safety, masks are required for everyone in our facilities. This includes visitors and patients. View visitor policy.

What to Expect for Your Procedure

Your health and safety is our number one priority.

As you prepare for a procedure, we want to reassure you that we have special precautions in place for your safety.

COVID-19 Testing

If you're having an elective procedure in our medical centers, you MAY be asked by your surgeon/doctor to have a COVID-19 test 5 days prior to your scheduled procedure.

  • This will likely be scheduled at a Bryan location in Lincoln or an outpatient testing location in your community.
  • The doctor performing your procedure will order this for you.
  • If your doctor orders a COVID-19 test, you will need to self-isolate at home immediately after your COVID-19 test, until the time you come to the medical center for your procedure. This includes isolating yourself from other people in your home and using a separate bathroom if possible.
  • Your COVID-19 results must be received by 5 p.m. the day before your procedure. If your result is not received by 5 p.m., we will reschedule your case.
  • If you are positive for COVID-19, your procedure will be rescheduled for a later date so you can recover.

If you do not need to be COVID-19 tested prior to your surgery/procedure, we recommend self-isolation at home for 14 days prior to your scheduled procedure to reduce the risk of exposure to anyone in the community that may be COVID-19 positive.

What to do if you develop symptoms prior to your procedure

If you develop any signs or symptoms of COVID-like illness:

  • Fever
  • New onset cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Once your procedure has been scheduled, call the doctor performing your procedure to report and determine next steps. If you experience symptoms the morning of your scheduled procedure, please call the location of your procedure to determine next steps:

Bryan Medical Center 402-481-8043
Crete Area Medical Center 402-826-2102
Merrick Medical Center 308-946-3015

Screening Questions for COVID-19

Staff may ask Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended COVID-19 screening questions during your pre-admission call and in the pre-op area on the day of the procedure. Screenings are to make sure you remain healthy before your procedure.

Keeping you Safe

Our teams are ensuring your safety in several ways while you are in our care:

  • Everyone will be wearing masks and performing frequent hand hygiene.
  • You will be instructed to wear a face covering upon entering the building.
  • If you have a cloth mask, you should wear it while in our facility.
  • If you do not have a face covering, we will provide a face covering for you.
  • The team will provide instructions on when to wear your face covering or mask and how to store it.

Visitor Restrictions

Masks are Required. For the safety of all, we require everyone in our facility to wear a mask. This includes visitors, patients (except in special circumstances), doctors and staff.

Same Day Surgery for Patients Without COVID-19

  • One healthy, adult support person can stay with patient until discharged. Additional visitors can have a brief visit and then wait in the waiting room during surgery and recovery.

Patient Pick-Up Parking Information

Bryan Medical Center, Bryan East Campus 
Located at 48th & Cotner Blvd. 
1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68506

Reserved: Patient & Visitor Parking Only 
Look for this parking sign in the Plaza surface lot. 

bryan east campus map

Bryan Medical Center, Bryan West Campus 
Located at 16th & South Streets
2300 S. 16th St., Lincoln, NE 68502

Reserved: Patient & Visitor Parking Only 
Look for this parking sign in the West surface lot. 

bryan west campus


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