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Visitor Information

Attention Visitors: COVID-19

Visitor screenings: All visitors to Bryan Medical Center and doctor offices on our campuses will be screened for health symptoms before entering. Any visitors that do not meet screening requirements will be asked to visit at another time. 

Visitor limitations - Patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Adult patients - no visitors
  • Pediatric patients - one parent may stay with child

Visitor limitations - Other Patients: 2 symptom-free visitors can be designated for a patient's entire stay - i.e., the same visitors throughout the entire stay. Visitors may be a family member, significant other, friend, support person.

Exceptions to this are as follows:

  • NICU and pediatric patients: limited to parents or guardians only
  • Bryan Family Birthplace: 1 healthy support person only, no siblings are to visit at this time
  • Emergency Departments: 1 healthy visitor only
  • As always, those who are visiting patients in isolation rooms will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

Do not visit patients in the hospital if:

  • You are sick and have symptoms of an upper respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms)
  • You have come into contact with a person who has had the COVID-19 infection within the past 14 days or who has traveled in areas where there is known community spread of COVID-19

Other ways you can connect with a patient at Bryan Medical Center:

  • Phone a patient’s room directly by dialing:
    • Bryan East Campus 402-481-1xxx (patient room #)
    • Bryan West Campus 402-481-9xxx (patient room #)
    • Bryan Women’s & Children’s 402-481-7xxx (patient room #)
  • Use your personal devices to communicate (smart phones, iPads, tablets, laptops)

All retail locations within our medical center locations (cafeterias, Bryan Bean Cafe, gift shops) are closed to the general public.

Learn about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family

Here are a few things you may need to know when coming to our medical centers:

Visitor Hours:

Bryan Medical Center, Crete Area Medical Center and Merrick Medical Center 

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

Bryan Family Birthplace at Bryan East Campus

Visiting hours are flexible and based on the patient and baby’s conditions.

Anyone 16 years and older is required to show a photo ID at the visitor access desk on the first floor of the Women’s and Children’s Tower.  

Identification options include:  

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued ID
  • Passport
  • Government issued ID
  • Military ID
  • School-issued ID
  • Employer-issued ID



Bryan is a smoke-free environment. This supports our mission to improve health. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside or outside the medical center buildings.

Latex-Safe Environment (Balloons and Other Items)

Latex-Safe Environment (Balloons and Other Items)

For the safety of our 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.

Cafes and Cafeterias

Cafes and Cafeterias

Due to COVID-19, our cafeterias are currently closed to visitors and the public. 

Bryan East Campus
Cafeteria location: First floor
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m. and midnight-2 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; midnight-2 a.m.

Cafe Express location: Relocated to cafeteria during construction
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Bryan West Campus
Cafeteria location: Lower level
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m. and midnight-2 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; midnight-2 a.m.

Café Express location: Near the first floor lobby entrance
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Crete Area Medical Center
Café Soleil Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., daily

Hotel Discounts

Hotel Discounts

Several hotels in Lincoln offer discounted rates to hospital patients and visitors. We encourage you to take advantage of these options. To get the discounted rate, identify yourself as being associated with a patient currently receiving care at Bryan Medical Center or Crete Area Medical Center.

View list of hotels offering discounted rates.

Gift Shops

Gift Shops

Due to COVID-19, our gift shops are currently closed to visitors and the public. 

Bryan East Campus, Bryan West Campus and Crete Area Medical Center offer retail shops available to family and visitors.

Visit our Gift Shop

Check Cashing/ATM

Check Cashing/ATM

Checks can be cashed at Bryan East Campus and Bryan West Campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the cashier's office located on the first floor. An ATM is available on the first floor in the main lobby.


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