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Fairfield Medical Center continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the precautions our facilities are taking in response to recent events.

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Visitation Policy: No visitation is permitted at Fairfield Medical Center until further notice. We have put additional precautions in place to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event of a suspected or confirmed patient with COVID-19, visitation is always restricted to that patient. Learn more about current restrictions and policies here.

Required Mask Usage: Effective April 29, all visitors and staff are required to wear a face covering or mask while at a Fairfield Medical Center facility. Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear during your next visit. Additional information regarding this announcement may be found here.

Temperature Screenings: Everyone entering a Fairfield Medical Center facility will have their temperature checked upon arrival.

Events Cancelled: In accordance with the recommendation of Mike DeWine, the Governor of Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Health, Fairfield Medical Center will be cancelling our public gatherings and social events scheduled for the coming weeks. We take great pride in conducting safe community events, and we appreciate all the effort that went into coordinating these events. In addition, we are incredibly thankful for the understanding of our community partners and members during this time. Click here to see the summer event cancellations.

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A COVID-19 Update from the CEO of Fairfield Medical Center

A message from FMC president and CEO John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., about what Fairfield Medical Center is doing to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe.

A Message of Support from Our Community to Fairfield Medical Center

We are so grateful to be a part of such an amazing community. Thank you for all of your continued support.

Current Visitation Restrictions

No visitation is permitted at Fairfield Medical Center until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

We have put additional precautions in place to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event of a suspected or confirmed patient with COVID-19, visitation is always restricted to that patient. No visitation currently permitted at Fairfield Medical Center main campus location.

Cafeteria Closure to Public: The cafeteria at the main campus location is closed to all visitors. Vending machines or local delivery is available.

Required Mask Usage: Effective April 29, all visitors and staff are required to wear a face covering or mask while at a Fairfield Medical Center facility. Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear during your next visit. Additional information regarding this announcement may be found here.

Temperature Screenings: Everyone entering a Fairfield Medical Center facility will have their temperature checked upon arrival.

Learn more about current restrictions and policies here.

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COVID-19 Required Mask Usage and Safety Precautions

Beginning April 29, 2020 all visitors and staff are required to wear a mask while visiting any Fairfield Medical Center facility. This new requirement has been put in place as an additional safety precaution to guard against the transmission of COVID-19. Patients are recommended to bring and wear their own face mask or covering to their next office visit. If they do not have a face covering, one will be supplied for the duration of their visit.

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COVID-19 Call Center

Fairfield Medical Center’s COVID-19 call center is available to answer the community’s questions regarding coronavirus protection, preparation and precautions. The call center is staffed with medical professionals in order to provide accurate, up-to-date information, and can be reached 24/7 by calling 740-687-8818.

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Telehealth Visits

Virtual visits are available at select Fairfield Healthcare Professionals clinic locations. Call your provider’s office to learn how you can connect with your healthcare provider from the comfort of your home.

If you are in need of a primary care provider, click here to see our primary care offices.

Stay Accurately Informed

Keep yourself up-to-date with the most accurate information on COVID-19. We recommend referring to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Facility Updates

For the most up-to-date hours and available services at each of our locations, please visit our locations page and contact the office directly.

FMC Outpatient Laboratories & Diagnostic Locations: Fairfield Medical Diagnostic and Laboratory Services at main campus 401 N. Ewing St. is temporarily closed. All outpatient diagnostic and laboratory services are to be directed to 1159 N. Main Street or River Valley Campus at 2384 N. Memorial Drive in Lancaster.

Fairfield Medical Diagnostic Services at Millersport
Temporarily reducing the hours of operation in response to COVID-19 outbreak: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-1p.m.
12135 Lancaster St.
Northeast Millersport, Ohio 43046
740-467-3533

FMC Business Office is no longer accepting walk-ins: If you are dropping off a payment or HCAP application, please place them in the FMC Business Office white lock box located at the curb in front of the offices next door. You may still access our online payment system by clicking here or mail your payment/application to us through USPS. If you wish to speak to a Customer Service Representative, please call 740-687-8025 between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fairfield Medical Center Central Business Office
1149 E. Main St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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How You Can Help

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COVID-19 Relief

Together we are strong, and we will persevere through this surreal time. While it’s impossible to truly predict what kind of impact COVID-19 will have on our community, we are taking every step necessary to ready ourselves for the future.

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Tips to Prevent COVID-19 from Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease

Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease at Fairfield Medical Center shares tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tips for Proper Face Mask Use from Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease

Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease at Fairfield Medical Center shares tips for proper use of a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Recommendations for Employers

As businesses across the region begin to screen employees for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the work day, most notably through temperature checks, Fairfield Medical Center infectious disease physician Dr. Andrew Dagg-Murry wants to prepare the community and employers for what should happen next.

“If someone has a fever, do not send them to the emergency department or urgent care,” Dr. Dagg-Murry said. Instead, individuals should be instructed to go home and self-isolate. From that point, they should monitor symptoms closely and seek medical attention if their condition worsens or becomes severe. “And always call ahead before arriving,” the doctor reminded.

For the vast majority of individuals, COVID-19 will cause mild to moderate symptoms before resolving and may not require testing. “Employees should be without symptoms for a week, and fever free – without the use of medication – for three consecutive days before returning to work,” said Dr. Dagg-Murry. Upon returning to work, employees should wear a standard isolation mask for 7 days.

Review our COVID-19 Employer Toolkit for assistance for employers on how to protect employees and safely provide goods and services to our community, while preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Know the Facts About COVID-19

COVID-19 Myth vs. Reality

Fairfield Medical Center addresses some of the most common COVID-19 myths.

COVID-19 Updates

Fairfield Medical Center is continually monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and making policy adjustments as necessary. You can click here to see historical updates on changes that have been made since the pandemic began.

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Fairfield Medical Center Participates in COVID-19 Investigational Treatment Study

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce its participation in the COVID-19 investigational treatment study led by the Mayo Clinic, which provides convalescent plasma infusions as a treatment for patients experiencing severe or life-threatening complications from COVID-19.

A COVID-19 Update from the CEO of Fairfield Medical Center

A message from FMC president and CEO John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., about what Fairfield Medical Center is doing to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe.

Recommendations for Women Who Are Pregnant

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Find out what you need to know if you are pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what FMC is doing to keep you and your baby safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is information regarding the COVID-19 virus and how to best handle battling the pandemic. For the most accurate, up-to-date information, visit one of these sources:


Fairfield Medical Center, Fairfield County Department of Health, Ohio Department of Health and Fairfield County EMA are prepared for any patients who may present with COVID-19 symptoms.

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

We’re asking all community members to help us prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 ft of distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick (except to visit your healthcare provider).
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

Always Call Ahead

If you think that you or a member of your family has been exposed to COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider right away, stay home and self-isolate. Most people with COVID-19 will recover at home with mild to moderate symptoms. Hospitalization and testing may be necessary if symptoms worsen or become severe.

If you are coming to a Fairfield Medical Center facility for care, please let our staff know about your possible exposure or symptoms before your arrival. This will help our team take steps to keep other people from being infected or exposed. If your healthcare provider believes you are at risk, they will coordinate testing with Fairfield Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory services, the local health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested. Should a patient require hospitalization, we have policies and procedures in place to ensure that they pose no danger to fellow patients and healthcare staff.

COVID-19 FAQs

Keep yourself informed with the most accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19.