With the number of flu cases in Douglas County on the rise, Nebraska Medicine will be offering walk-in flu clinics to respond to the increase. Starting Monday, January 7th, patients will be able to walk into the clinics at Chalco, Clarkson Family Medicine and Plattsmouth if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, without making an appointment.
Primary Care and Immediate Care Clinics director Ann Blanchard says, “As part of our commitment to caring for our community, we want to offer this service to our patients so they can be seen quickly if they’re concerned they may have the flu."
Hours and locations of the walk-in clinics are:
- Nebraska Medicine - Chalco, 8343 S. 168th Avenue: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Nebraska Medicine - Clarkson Family Medicine, 4200 Douglas Street: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Nebraska Medicine - Plattsmouth, 1938 E. Highway 34: 8:30 AM. – 5:00 PM
Nebraska Medicine also has Immediate Care Clinics, which are open weekday evenings, holidays and weekends:
- Nebraska Medicine – Family Medicine at Bellevue Clinic 2510 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, Suite 200, Bellevue
- Nebraska Medicine – Eagle Run 3685 N. 129th St., Omaha
- Nebraska Medicine – Midtown 139 S. 40th St., Omaha
The Douglas County Health Department has reported nearly 700 cases of influenza in the metro so far this season. One person over the age of 65 has died in Douglas County and one child in Nebraska has also died from the flu.
Flu shots are still widely available across the community and will still be effective.