Providence Community Pharmacy

COVID-19 Updates

Community Information

Ensuring patients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our highest priority. Providence Medical Center is implementing a new visitor policy to protect the health and safety of our patients, families and staff in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new policy follows guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and is intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the hospital and the communities we serve.

Vaccine Information

Patients & Visitor Policy

Community Pharmacy Information

Vaccination Sign-Up

If you live or work in Cedar, Dixon, Thurston or Wayne Counties in Nebraska and fit into the Phase 1B Vaccine Priority Group and are interested in getting the vaccine AND you have not already put your name on a list you can sign up by using the link below. Someone will contact you in the future when it is time to schedule you to get your shot. For group priority information visit the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Facebook page. 

You can also contact our Pharmacy to get your name added to the vaccination list. Simply call 402-375-8862

Hospital Visitor Policy

If you are sick

If you are a patient with these symptoms, please be sure to alert the hospital of your symptoms immediately upon your arrival.

  • Cough
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Body Aches
  • Sneezing
  • Watery Eyes or Nose


Our front doors have been re-opened. A Greeter will meet you just inside the doors to do a brief COVID-19 screening with you before you are allowed farther into the building. Masks will be required while in the hospital. Visitation hours will be from 8 AM to 8 PM.  We advise you to call 402-375-3800 before coming to the hospital to check on current visitor limitations.

Building Access

Patients with Appointments

Respiratory rehab., and cardiac rehab. patients: please enter through the Wellness Center doors (Entrance Door 3) where you will be met by our staff who will grant access to the therapy department after you complete a health screen.

Outpatient clinic patients: please enter through the outpatient entrance (Entrance Door 7) for your appointments. Expect to complete a health screen prior to your appointment.

Emergency Services

Patients will continue to enter the Emergency Department doors on the North side of the building through Door 20.

General Precautions to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

Everyday preventive actions are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
  • When ill, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are ill.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.

Community Pharmacy Information

Due to the severity and risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Providence Community Pharmacy is taking extra steps to minimize the potential transmission of the virus and prioritize patient safety and access to medications.

We provide necessary and life-sustaining medications to our patients.  We must take precautions to minimize the risk of exposure to our facility and employees so that we can remain in operation to serve you during this time when you need us the most.

Our lobby is open for symptom free customers to shop for over the counter products you need. If you are experiencing cough, sore throat, chest congestion, fever or other flu-like symptoms, please do NOT come inside the pharmacy.  If you need a prescription or over the counter products please use of the following options:

  1. Curbside Pickup – Call us in advance with your order and payment information so that we may have everything ready for you.  When you arrive at the pharmacy, call to let us know you are there and we will bring your medication to your car. 
  2. Free Home Delivery – We are happy to bring your prescriptions and over the counter products directly to your home.  Please call us in advance with your order and payment information, we will prepare your order and bring it directly to your home. This service is available to those living in the city limits of Wayne and Wakefield. 
  3. Free Mail Service – Regular mail service is free for prescriptions and over the counter products that are shipped together.
  4. Drive-thru service is available for pick up and drop off of prescriptions and some over the counter product purchases.

Our priorities are to do our part to help minimize the transmission of Coronavirus AND ensure that we are able to continue to provide needed medications to our patients. Your cooperation is much appreciated and is vital to help protect everyone’s health and safety.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For the latest on COVID-19

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What to Do If You Are Sick

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

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DHHS Information and Resources

Learn about Symptoms, Prevention, Travel Advisory and common FAQs on Coronavirus.

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Local Health Departments