Residents of the Village of Bennet have access to excellent medical facilities in Lincoln, approximately 15 miles northwest of the Village. Present facilities include St. Elizabeth Community Health Center, Lincoln General Hospital, Bryan Memorial Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
These hospitals, with the exception of Madonna, are equipped with emergency rooms and a helicopter pad for emergency patient transport. Other services provided by the hospitals include acute care, cardiac unit, obstetrics and gynecology, outpatient care, pediatrics, pathology and radiology.
Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) services are provided to the Village through the Bennet Rural Fire District. Of the thirty volunteer members, twenty are EMT trained and act as Rapid Responders. Eastern Ambulance Service, based in Lincoln, provides transport services.
Bennet Rural Fire Dist.
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Health Department offers various services to the residents of Bennet and Lancaster County. In addition, those students living in Otoe County are eligible for services if they attend the elementary school in Bennet.
The Public Health Nurses hold a clinic in Bennet at the Community Church on the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Averaging 12 visits per month, they provide counseling, blood pressure check, basic screening (blood sugar, hemoglobin, etc.), and free immunizations. They visit the Bennet Elementary School twice a month. The school has a 99% compliance for immunizations.
The Health Department provides several programs available to qualified area residents. A Child Health Clinic is available to families meeting the financial guidelines. Available by appointment only, this service covers physicals for sports and requires travel to Lincoln. A Primary Care Clinic is available by appointment for those meeting the qualifications of the food stamp program. In-home assessment may be requested by a client or a concerned party. Emphasis has changed in recent years as needs for the elderly are serviced by other agencies. The emphasis now is on working with the new and growing young families.