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Warren Memorial Hospital, (402) 947-2541, is licensed by the state of Nebraska and has a 24-hour emergency room, special care units (Medicare approved), nursery, laboratory, and ambulance and helicopter services. Physical, restorative, speech, and occupational therapy as well as fall prevention training are offered. Outpatient clinics are available in cardiology; dermatology; ear, nose, and throat; general surgery; gastroenterology; oncology; orthopedic; podiatry; and urology. Special services are provided for fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, and vascular studies.

Rescue Squad

The Friend Rescue Squad is comprised of 12 volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. The ambulance is hospital-based. Air ambulance service is provided by Network System.

Nursing Homes

The Friend Manor, (402) 947-2541, is licensed and approved by the state of Nebraska and Medicare. The Care Center has eight private and 24 semiprivate rooms; full dietary services; monitored health care; physical, restorative, speech, and occupational therapy; fall prevention training; whirlpool; social services; activities program; chapel; TV room; laundry; beauty shop; and fully-equipped wheelchair accessible van.

Friend Care provides residential rooms, short-term stay/vacation care, day services (hourly), hospice care, respite accommodations, nursing and dietary services, activities, and medical services are accessible. In partnership with Tabitha Health Care Services, Medicare, Veterans Administration, insurance approved, and many other services such as nursing and home health aides, hospice care, and therapies are available.

Low Cost and/or Retirement Housing

Friendship Terrace, (402) 947-6371, a low-cost housing facility, was built in 1967 and expanded in 1971. This 30-unit facility has a laundry and community room.

For additional information on health care please contact the following numbers:

Crete Vision Clinic (402) 826-2246
Friend Manor (402) 947-2541
Friend Medical Center
If no answer
Robert McKeeman, MD
(402) 947-2021
(402) 947-2541
Johnson Pharmacy
After hours
(402) 947-2341
(402) 947-4841
Richard Kubicek, DDS (402) 947-5111
Steven J. Lehr, OD
Located in Dr. Kubicek's office
(402) 826-2246
Robert McKeeman, MD
If no answer
(402) 947-2021
(402) 947-2541
Tabitha Health Care Services (402) 947-2204
Warren Memorial Hospital
(402) 947-2571
Zimmer Medical Clinic (402) 947-WELL

For further information, please contact:

City of Friend 235 Maple Street Friend, Ne 68359-1351
Phone: (402) 947-2711 Fax: (402) 947-9041 E-mail:

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