Shelby Medical Clinic
The Shelby Clinic is managed through Butler County P.C. and
is staffed by four doctors (alternating days) and a nurse. The
clinic is open four days each week.
The volunteer rescue squad is supported with 14 Emergency Medical
Technicians and 6 First Responders responding to rescue calls with a
fully equipped ambulance. Equipment includes a cellular phone,
automatic blood pressure machine, semi-automatic defibrillator with
pulse oximeter, full assortment of splints, jaws of life, oxygen,
and other basic life support equipment.
The Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center, located in
Osceola, is a 21-bed acute and skilled care hospital licensed by the
state. The Health Center is owned by Polk County and governed by a
five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the County Commissioners.
To reach the health center, call (402) 747-2031 or visit
their site at:
Services available include: acute
care, coronary and intensive care, swing bed, intermediate care,
24-hour emergency room, labor/delivery/recovery/ postpartum birthing
suite, general and microscopic surgery, radiology (fluoroscopy,
ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, CT, and MRI), laboratory,
respiratory therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, pharmacy,
social services, cardiac rehabilitation, and pulmonary
Other services provided by the Health
Care include: Lifeline (emergency response system in
coordination with the Polk County Law Enforcement Center and the
local rescue squads), a fully equipped wellness center
available to the community for exercise programs, numerous classes
and programs, and a large variety of specialty out-patient
clinics (cardiology; OB/gynecology; general surgery;
orthopedics; podiatry; ear, nose & throat or otorhinolaryngology;
pulmonology; and urology).
Annie Jeffrey enjoys a management
arrangement with St. Elizabeth Community Health Center in
Lincoln, which provides administrative staff as well as education
and training in operations and management of all areas of the Health
Other medical facilities utilized by
Shelby residents include the Butler County Health Care Center
in David City, 18 miles east and the Columbus
Community Hospital in Columbus, 20 miles north of Shelby.
Polk County Health Department
The Polk County Health Department (PCHD) has developed into a
multi-faceted department since its beginning in 1978. The PCHD is
governed by the Polk County Health Board, the Annie Jeffrey Memorial
County Health Center, and the Polk County Board of Commissioners. To
reach the Polk County Health Department, call (402) 747-2211.
Home health services include: skilled
nursing, home health aide, physical therapy, respiratory therapy,
and speech therapy. Reimbursement for services are received through
Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, and private pay. An
average of 300-400 home visits are made monthly by department
Through community assessment and
policy development, the Health Department offers many programs to
meet the community's needs. On-going presentations include CPR,
first aid training, tobacco prevention, and babysitting classes. All
Polk County schools receive general screenings and assistance with
health service and education programs. The PCHD also offers a number
of clinic services such as childhood and adult immunizations, blood
pressure checks, diabetes, cholesterol checks, blood level
screenings, and pedicures.
Assurance of adequate access to
health care services is another role of the Health Department.
Education and outreach activities designed to reach those who lack
primary health care services is the mission of a local corporation,
Community Access To Coordinated Healthcare, Inc. (CATCH). CATCH,
Inc. serves the 15 rural counties in Southeast Nebraska.
Osceola Good Samaritan Center is a 57-bed Medicaid/Medicare
certified Intensive Care Facility (ICF) established in 1962.
Renovated and remodeled, the center has an excellent reputation for
quality throughout Polk County and the state of Nebraska. The
facility is part of the largest nonprofit provider of long-term care
-- The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, recognized
nationwide as the leader in long-term care. The center offers
24-hour nursing care, short- or long-term rehabilitative stays, all
restorative therapies (physical, occupational, and speech), adult
day care, varied activities programs, and numerous special events
year-round. For further information, call (402) 747-2691 or
visit the Good Samaritan Web site at: http://www.good-sam.com.
The Osceola Veterinary Hospital is a full service hospital
located on East Highway 81 and 92, seven miles west of Shelby. Two
veterinarians treat large and small animals. Boarding, grooming, and
animal health products are available. For further information, call (402)