The Consumer Health Information Resource Service assists Nebraska residents and Nebraska Medicine patients and families in finding information on health and wellness topics.
ServicesHealth Information Requests
- A medical librarian will research your health question and put together a packet of information specific to your needs.
- The information will be sent to you for free by mail or email.
- To submit your question online, fill out the CHIRS Request Form.
- You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 402-559-6221 and toll free 1-866-800-5209.
Consumer Health Books
- A print collection of consumer health books is available to check out with a valid Nebraska driver's license. The books are written at a level that is easy for patients to read and understand.
- You can view a list of the consumer health books in the library catalog.
- Two public access computers are available for use in the library. Each computer has a limit of 90 minutes per 24 hours and require some form of ID (drivers license, school id, etc.) for use.
The library is open to the public Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. For directions, visit the Maps, Location, and Hours page.
Librarians are also available at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Resource and Wellness Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Resource and Wellness Center is located at 505 S 45th Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2.12.01, Omaha, NE 68131. Directions and parking information.
Consumer Health Disclaimer:
This service is intended to provide general information for you. Only a health professional (doctor, nurse, etc.) can interpret the information for your condition and situation. Please consult your health professional on specific medical questions.
Our librarian’s role is to provide access to a range of authoritative materials, but he or she cannot be held responsible for the scientific accuracy or currency of all materials in the collection. The information conveyed by librarians does not constitute legal advice. Reference librarians will not perform research for legal cases or interpret legal materials. If legal advice is required, the patron should seek the assistance of a licensed attorney.