General Visiting Information

Fairfield Medical Center General Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome in any of the general patient care rooms any time from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. 

Effective: Jan. 8, 2020
Influenza visitor restrictions are in effect at Fairfield Medical Center as the result of a significant increase in the number of flu cases in the area. The restrictions have been instituted as a precautionary measure to ensure a safe environment for FMC’s patients, visitors and employees and to reduce the chance for exposure during influenza season.

While the restrictions are in place:

  1. No visitors under the age of 12 are to be allowed above the first floor of the hospital (for rare exceptions, please contact the House Supervisor at 740-243-1099).
  2. Limit visitors to primary support people, such as immediate family members and/or close friends (immediate family members may include spouses, grandparents, siblings over 12 years of age or, in some cases, significant others or very close friends).
  3. Individuals with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or cold) are asked not to visit patients.

FMC continuously monitors flu activity and the restrictions are implemented and lifted at the discretion of our infectious disease physician. Restrictions will be lifted when the number of cases decrease.

For questions, or more information about flu visitor restrictions at FMC, please call Kristin Shuman, MSN, RN, CNL, infection control practitioner, at

Thank you for your cooperation in preventing the spread of the flu.

Intensive Care Unit Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome anytime during the day or night.

Maternity Services Unit Visiting Hours

For the safety of our patients, our Maternity Unit is a locked unit. Visitors are required to press the intercom and state the patient they are visiting to gain entry to the unit. Visitors are welcome 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Psychiatric Health Services Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends and holiday hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitors are required to use the phone at the unit entrance to gain entry to the unit.