Health Care

Emergency Services

The Volunteer Fire Department has 28 members of whom 9 are trained as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and one trained first responder. Equipment includes a 1994 International 1,000 gallon per minute pumper and a new 3,000 gallon tanker. Rescue services equipment includes a 2000 Road Rescue Type III Ultra Medic ambulance and a Jaws of Life purchased in 2001. Recently, a new 2500 gallon pumper truck with a CAFS phone system was purchased to serve the community. The volunteer fire department has participated in a Life Net helicopter class and additional EMT training classes. Brainard participates in a mutual aid agreement with both Butler and Saunders Counties. The city is equipped with a 911 emergency system.

Brainard Volunteer Fire Department

Law Enforcement

Police protection is provided locally through the Butler County Sheriff's department, located in David City. For law enforcement assistance, contact the Butler County Sheriff's department at (402) 367-7400 or the Nebraska State Patrol at (800) 525-5555.


Low Income Housing

Evergreen Court is a government assisted eight-plex for elderly and low-income housing. For information, contact Justin Brandt at (402) 239-2379.


Medical Services

The Butler County Health Care Center, located in David City, is a modern, 20-bed hospital with recently remodeled rooms. It is staffed by five doctors who also operate the Butler County Clinic and Witter Family Medicine. A full complement of medical specialists visit the clinic and hospital on a regular basis. The hospital houses a Wellness Center with modern exercise facilities and classrooms. home health care services and a visiting nurse program is provided by the Butler County Health Department. For information, call (402) 367-3115.


Aging Partners, located at 370 North 5th Street in David City, provides assistance for the elderly. For information, call (402) 367-4537 or (800) 247-0938.


Four Corners Health Department provides information to promote health, prevent disease and protect the environment in the Four Corners Community. For information, call Val Tvrdy, RN at (877) 337-3573 or email:


St. Joseph's Villa, 646 East I Street, and David Place, 260 S. 10th Street, located in David City, are two modern nursing homes with a combined total of 150 beds. St. Joseph's Villa also has an assisted living facility. St. Joseph's Court, 646 I Street, (402) 367-3144. For information, contact St. Joseph's Villa at (402) 367-3045 or David Place at (402) 367-3144.


Tabitha Health Care Regional Office in York provides home health care, hospice, rehabilitation and education services for the elderly in the area.  For information, call (402) 362-7739 or (800) 286-9074.


The Butler County Senior & Transit, located at 529 D Street in David City, provides meals on wheels, handi-van service and sponsors many activities. For information, call (402) 367-6131. Hot meals are available Monday - Friday.


Brainard Area Seniors meet on the third Thursday of each month. It is sponsored by Holy Trinity and anyone 55 or over is welcome to attend. For information, contact Sharon Bruner at (402) 545-3901.


Other services available in nearby David City include several dentists, a chiropractic center, a massage therapy clinic, the Blue Valley Mental Health Center and Health and Human Services office.