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Omaha - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105

Phone: 402-346-8800 Or 402-346-8800
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Three Nebraska VA medical facilities (Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island) integrated in November 1999 to become the newly formed, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Each of the three divisions provide a unique array of health care services.

The Omaha Division is an acute, highly affiliated, tertiary care facility. The Omaha facility provides inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services; the Omaha Division is also home to major clinical research programs. The Grand Island Division focuses on ambulatory and extended care, including geriatric and rehabilitation services. The Lincoln Division focuses on ambulatory care services.


  • University of Nebraska Medical Center:  College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner
  • Creighton University:  Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing


  • Omaha Division - 100 acute care beds, 8 residential substance abuse beds
  • Grand Island Division - 76 community living center beds, 18 residential substance abuse beds


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During Fiscal Year 2008, VA NWIHCS, Omaha’s Research Service had 128 active projects including 12 funded Merit Review programs, two Rehabilitation Research and Development programs, five Cooperative Studies programs, two Clinical Science Studies and four Research Career Scientists. A total of 95 investigators were involved in the protocols.
Ongoing research projects include studies in liver and pulmonary diseases, reproductive endocrinology, immunology, cancer, gastroenterology, endocrine and diabetes, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, mental health including substance abuse, airway inflammation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic rehabilitation, surgical wound healing, anesthesiology, vascular disease and alcohol-related diseases.
The Research Service also has affiliations with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. The total research funding for fiscal year 2007 from VA, National Institute for Health (NIH), and industry sources was almost $5.8 million. VA NWIHCS, Omaha’s Research Service has a not-for-profit research corporation, Nebraska Educational Biomedical Research Association (NEBRA). NEBRA allows VA and non-VA investigators to place research monies donated by private individuals, groups and corporations into an interest-bearing account for use in medical research. NEBRA funds, available to support VA NWIHCS, Omaha’s Research, are approximately $1.2 million. Seventeen principal investigators have active protocols in the association.


  • Regional Audiology Center
  • Interactive Videoconferencing System
  • Sleep Lab
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outpatient program
  • Bariatric Surgery Program


VA NWIHCS, Omaha serves as a Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) for casualties in the event the VA/Department of Defense (DoD) Contingency Plan is activated at the national level during times of armed conflict or national emergency. under the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).  As the FCC, VA NWIHCS, Omaha will maintain operational readiness to receive and coordinate the placement of military casualties and patients regulated by DoD’s Global Patient Movement and Requirements Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  Upon activation of the NDMS for this area, the Omaha VAMC would determine what local medical centers would receive patients after they arrive at the Primarcy Arrival Center (PAC) at Offutt Air Force Base.  
The following Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) come under this facility:
Lincoln Community Based Outpatient Clinic
600 South 70th. Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
Phone: (402) 489-3802
Grand Island
Community Living Center and
Community Based Outpatient Clinic

2201 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308)-382-3660
Toll free: 1-866-580-1810
Bellevue Community Based Outpatient Clinic
2206 Longo Dr., Suite 102
                                                     Bellevue, NE 68113
(402) 591-4500
Toll free (call 1-800-451-5796 and ask to be transferred to the Bellevue CBOC)
Holdrege Community Based Outpatient Clinic
1118 Burlington Street
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
Phone: (308) 995-3760 or (866) 580-1810
Norfolk Community Based Outpatient Clinic
710 S. 13th Street, Suite 1200
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Phone: (402) 370-4570
North Platte Community Based Outpatient Clinic
600 East Francis, Suite 3
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 532-6906
Toll free: 1-866-580-1810 (dial 0)
Shenandoah Community Based Outpatient Clinic
512 S. Fremont St.
Shenandoah IA 51601
Phone: (712) 246-0092
Toll free (call 1-800-451-5796 and ask to be transferred to the Shenandoah CBOC)