For questions, call HMC at 660-646-1480, and Hedrick Family Care at 660-646-2682.

Chillicothe’s Hedrick Medical Center (HMC) is operating at full capacity within the hospital outpatient services including imaging, rehabilitation, and surgery, in addition to the physician clinics. The inpatient and maternity units, and the emergency department remain operating fully as well. However, the health and safety of patients and staff remain the highest priority.

“We’re grateful to be in a position to ramp most all of our services back up within our hospital and clinics,” said Steve Schieber, CEO, Hedrick Medical Center. “At the same time, we’re still taking precautions to ensure that we are protecting our patients and staff. Some of those precautions include screening all who enter our facilities for temperature and other COVID-19 related symptoms, masking for all patients and staff, maintaining appropriate social distancing in our waiting and clinical areas, and continuing our visitor restrictions.”

Additionally, the hospital and clinics are calling patients prior to their appointments to screen for risk factors for COVID-19, including symptoms and exposure, according to a press release. Hospital staff will also continue moving patients from the waiting room to a private room as quickly as possible, after check-in.

“We want the community to know that we are working very hard daily to ensure we’re able to provide safe, convenient care for all who need it,” said Schieber. “And for those who would prefer, we also have the ability to schedule virtual appointments with our physicians and advanced practice providers, so you don’t have to leave your home for care.”

Patients are currently being contacted to reschedule some appointments that were delayed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Patients can also contact the hospital and/or clinic to reschedule on their own.

“At the end of the day, we want the community to know that we are ready and prepared to safely provide care, whether it be an emergent need in our emergency department, a routine appointment in one of our clinics, or an elective procedure that was previously postponed,” said Schieber.

For questions, call HMC at 660-646-1480, and Hedrick Family Care at 660-646-2682.