Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, OH

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401 N. Ewing St
Lancaster OH 43130

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The nonprofit Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) in Lancaster, Ohio, operates a substance abuse stabilization unit, which provides inpatient detoxification services to adults struggling with chemical dependency and withdrawal. The facility, which emphasizes a positive, individualized approach to addiction recovery, is one of just 17 hospital-based treatment facilities in Ohio to offer medical detox services.


Patients can begin the intake process with a screening phone call, followed by on-site medical assessment. Crisis intervention services are also available via phone. Individuals not currently experiencing withdrawal may be referred to another treatment program. The unit is also unable to provide treatment to women who are pregnant or to individuals who have been hospitalized for psychosis in the previous six months, according to the facility's website.

During the stabilization process, patients are monitored 24/7 and receive medication. They also have access to chaplain services and music and pet therapies, which are available to all FMC inpatient clients.

The hospital also provides Narcan kits and training to address opioid dependency and overdoses. Clients with opioid use disorder may be able to receive medication assisted treatment (MAT), upon discharge. This positions FMC as one of only 23 Ohio facilities with a dedicated opioid treatment program. FMC communication highlights the facility's community partnerships, to which patients are referred for continuing addiction treatment after detoxification.


Treatment team members include doctors and nurses on the substance abuse unit and hospital-wide, as well as board certified music therapists with experience working with adults receiving addiction treatment. The one loved one surveyed at the time of this writing gave the facility three out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


Fairfield Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, which hosts on-site holistic services including yoga and exercise classes, as well as an Alcoholics Anonymous group. Patients can use their personal electronic devices and all rooms have televisions and free Wi-Fi. Smoking is not allowed; however, replacement and cessation therapies are available.


While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from alumni of FMC's detox unit, the hospital as a whole earned an average rating of 3.1 out of five stars based on 87 Google reviews[1]. The majority of complaints referenced the emergency room, reporting unacceptable wait times and insufficient treatment. Other reviewers complimented staff for their caring approach and direct communication. There were no comments specific to the detox unit.


The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, an anonymous female between the ages of 26 and 39, gave FMC a mixed review. The respondent gave the hospital four out of five stars for its family participation, its counseling options, its cleanliness, and its administrative and discharge procedures, but just two or three stars for its exercise and leisure activities, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, its connectivity, and its holistic offerings. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if she would recommend the facility, the reviewer gave a rating of two.


Medicaid, Medicare, and more than two dozen commercial and marketplace insurance plans are accepted. It is among the 47 percent of Ohio facilities to accept Medicare. Support is available for clients regardless of their ability to pay. The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its affordability; however, when asked, on a scale from one to five, if the treatment was worth the cost, the reviewer gave a rating of two.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on November 2018

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The staff r caring people. They dont have enough caring people. All facilities like this stink.


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