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University Health Center Grand Opening Today
Nebraska Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

The University of Nebraska will celebrate the completion of a new complex housing the University of Nebraska--Lincoln Health Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Lincoln Division with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10.

The ceremony, which is open to the university community and the public, begins at 1 p.m. at 550 N. 19th Street in Lincoln. Self-guided tours of the new facility will be available from 2 to 4 p.m.

Speakers will include NU President Hank Bounds, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green, Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian, UNL Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Laurie Bellows, NU Foundation President and CEO Brian Hastings and Nebraska Medicine CEO Dan DeBehnke.

The parking lot west of the facility is available for visitors attending the grand opening. The lot is accessible from 19th Street.

Construction of the 107,000-square-foot complex was made possible through private donations, student fees and state funds. One half of the complex replaces the 60-year-old health center for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while the other half provides facilities for the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division.

The UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division has been based at several different locations on or near City Campus since its establishment in 1974. Since 2005, it has been housed in leased space in downtown Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska--Lincoln Health Center will be closed from 5 p.m. July 11 until 8 a.m. July 16 while moving into the new facility.

For urgent medical or mental health concerns while the health center is closed, students can call 402-472-5000 to speak to an on-call nurse or counselor. For medical or mental health emergencies, call 911.

There may be a short time when the health center telephone lines are switched over to the new system and are unavailable. If this happens, students can contact the nearest:

- Urgent care facility: Heartland Urgent Care, 965 S. 27th St., 402-477-3505

- Emergency room: Bryan LGH Medical Center-West, 2300 S. 16th St., 402-481-5142

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