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COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

COVID-19 continues to be a public health risk for all individuals. To protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff, we are restricting visitation in our hospitals and clinics. See visitor guidelines.

Our ultimate goal is to keep you safe when you enter one of our facilities. We are well prepared with supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and are following safety precautions for your protection and the protection of our health care providers and Associates.

We continue to work closely with national, state and local leaders to ensure that we are properly responding to the needs of our patients and Associates as it relates to Covid-19.

We encourage individuals to protect themselves and others by getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

In most cases, patients who contract Covid-19 will likely experience symptoms similar to a cold or flu and will not require hospitalization.  Elderly patients and those who are immunocompromised are more likely to have more severe symptoms and require hospitalization.  If patients in our area require hospitalization, Ephraim McDowell is prepared to handle their care.

Covid-19 Testing

Please call (859) 936-8350 if you would like to be tested for Covid-19. You will be provided a list of locations where testing is available.

Depending on your symptoms, you may need to visit your primary care provider, your local Emergency Room or one of Ephraim McDowell’s five testing facilities.  The five testing facilities are Ephraim McDowell Walk-in & Primary Care (1541 Lebanon Road, Danville), Ephraim McDowell Dedman Primary Care (466 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg), Ephraim McDowell Liberty Family Medical Center (511 Middleburg Street, Liberty), Fort Logan Walk-in & Primary Care (110 Metker Trail, Stanford), and Ephraim McDowell Springfield Family Medical Center (280 Lincoln Drive, Springfield). 

For those with further questions about this illness, please call the Covid-19 Hotline at 1-800-722-5725, or visit the Centers for Disease Control website at

Telehealth services available

We offer telehealth services at many of our specialty and primary care clinics, in another effort to further protect our patients. Telehealth visits are possible through a computer, tablet or smartphone, allowing patients to stay at home and receive much of the medical attention that they could receive through a face-to-face visit. Patients can use telehealth for follow-up visits, Medicare Wellness visits, refills, follow-up test results and new patient visits. Patients are asked to call their provider’s office if they want to schedule a telehealth visit.

McDowell Place of Danville Visitation

Please contact McDowell Place at (859) 239-4663 to discuss current visitation policies. Our visitation guidelines are determined by the state and may change due to positivity rates. We are committed to honoring all state, CDC, and city/county guidelines, including Health Department recommendations. If indoor visitations are occurring, we will provide recommendations regarding mask wearing and social distancing. If any positive COVID cases occur within our community, we are obligated to cease visitations.   

Entrances to our hospitals

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – The South Wing and Third Street entrances at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. The Emergency Room entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – Entrances will continue to be used as normal.

Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital The Main Entrance is open only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed all other times.  The Emergency Room entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.