NEW! Self Schedule Appointments Online and More at Bluestem Health

Your schedule may keep you from making an appointment. That’s why we’re offering current patients the ability to self schedule appointments.

Self Schedule Appointments

Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska is working hard to continually improve patient satisfaction and communication. We understand how your busy schedule may keep you from being able to call to schedule an appointment at one of our six clinics. That’s why we’re putting the scheduling in your hands by offering our current patients the ability to self schedule appointments.

We know that today’s consumers are accustomed to scheduling appointments and purchasing products online because it offers many benefits that save time and offer more options. Let’s look at how Bluestem Health’s online self scheduling creates an effective and efficient way for our patients to communicate with us when it is convenient for them.

Benefits for Patients with Online Self Scheduling

  1. 24-Hour Accessibility
    It’s after clinic hours and you weren’t able to call to schedule an appointment during the day. We know how that goes. In the past, this would cause you to wait until the next morning when the clinic would open so you could make that call. With online self scheduling, you can go online any time, day or night, and book your appointment. No need to wait anymore! 
  2. Last-minute Openings
    Often, patients have to cancel an appointment at the last minute which opens up an appointment slot for other patients. With Bluestem Health’s real-time clinic calendar, you make your own appointment which can be very beneficial should you want to see a doctor that same day. We require 4-hour notice for cancellations and 1-hour for scheduling.
  3. Automated Appointment Reminders
    Once you schedule your appointment online, you will receive automated reminder emails and text messages about your upcoming visit. This way you are less likely to miss an appointment.
  4. Better Patient Experience
    Having access to a scheduling calendar at any time, not being put on hold for staff to find a date and time that works for you, and knowing you can select a day and time that works best for you at your leisure all adds up to a better patient experience. Having a great patient experience is our priority for every visit, in-person and online.

Types of Appointments to Schedule Online

For the health and safety of our patients, we have identified the following types of appointments that can be self scheduled online.

  • Annual Physicals
  • Pap Tests
  • Well-child Checks
  • School Physicals
  • Routine Follow-up Appointments

When to Call for an Appointment

Some medical visits may require a conversation with our office staff to get more information from you. For the following types of appointments, please call our office at 402-476-1455 to schedule.

  • Acute Condition – conditions that are severe and sudden at onset, anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Pre-op Physical
  • Hospital or Emergency Room Follow up
  • Workers’ Compensation or Work Injury
  • Bluestem Health Patients who have not been seen in the last 2 years

As always, if you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
The next time you need to make an appointment for you or a member of your family, you can schedule it yourself when it is most convenient. Scheduling online offers a faster option with real-time access to same-day and next-day appointments.

Other Changes at Bluestem Health Clinics

Symptom Checker Online

Are you not feeling well, or a little under the weather, but don’t know if you should make an appointment? Use our online Symptom Checker on our website to help you find out what might be causing your symptoms and to advise the best course of action.

The Bluestem Health Symptom Checker is free and easy-to-use. It was developed to help people in communities like Lincoln, Nebraska, and Bluestem Health’s patients narrow their search for medical information. It leverages scientifically-validated artificial intelligence developed by healthcare professionals and is based on clinical knowledge from leading medical sources. Keep in mind that it is NOT a diagnostic tool; it does NOT take into consideration your personal health history or other factors which would point to a definitive medical cause. The most reliable way to determine the cause of your symptoms is to visit a healthcare provider.

Masks No Longer Required

Masks are no longer required inside most of our Bluestem Health Clinics, unless you’re showing symptoms of an illness. In this case, we ask that you wear a mask.

Bluestem Health has six clinic locations in Lincoln, Nebraska and we care about our patients’ experience from online to in-person. Find the right provider for you and your family at Bluestem Health. Once you become an established patient, take advantage of our self scheduling appointments online. If you are a current patient, click here to self schedule appointments now.

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