At Heart Ministry Center, we value and appreciate being a place where everyone is welcome. Nothing is more important than ensuring the health, wellness and dignity of our clients.

The following precautions have been implemented in response to COVID-19 cases in our community:

  • Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD), we have suspended our walk-in medical clinic. Clients who need a prescription filled should call the Center and we’ll assist you with that process over the phone.
  • We are strongly encouraging only individuals who have an appointment with a case manager to come to the Center. All others, including family and friends, should stay home.
  • Our case management team will be making pre-appointment health calls prior to each client visit.
  • Our food pantry will remain open, but the full choice pantry option is currently not available.
  • All pantry services will be “express” (pre-made pantries to go) to limit the wait time and cut down on foot traffic at the Center.
  • All pantry and team members will be required to wear gloves and are being asked to wash their hands often. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the Center.
  • Staff, clients and volunteers who are exhibiting any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing are being asked to stay home.
  • We have increased daily cleaning, especially in areas that are touched most often.

Please closely monitor yourself and loved ones for symptoms of COVID-19, which include:

  • Fever of greater than 100.4F
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If you or someone you know develops these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or the Douglas County Health Department during office hours at 402-444-7214, or after hours at 402-444-7000.