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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

The Medical Center at Franklin

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individual departments may vary.

Visitation Restrictions at The Medical Center at Franklin

Inpatient Units

  • Visitors permitted.

Emergency Department

  • 1 – 2 visitors allowed depending on patient condition. Visitors are interchangeable.

All other units (Outpatient, etc.)

  • Maximum of 1 visitor.

For more information, call (270) 598-4800.

The Medical Center at Franklin

The Medical Center at Franklin has been providing outstanding healthcare services for residents in Franklin and Simpson Counties since 1969. With more than 400 healthcare providers in more than 50 specialties, patients have access to the best accredited experts closer to home. We feature a full-service emergency room available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a 25-bed acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services. From diagnostic and radiology services to physician specialty clinics, we provide residents of Simpson County and Portland, Tennessee with comprehensive healthcare services close to home.

Patients of The Medical Center at Franklin also have access to The Medical Center at Bowling Green, a full-service hospital featuring Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons, Southcentral Kentucky’s only open heart surgery program; The Cancer Treatment Center for Southern Kentucky; and Obstetrics and Neonatology Services.

A History of Outstanding Patient Care

Established in 1969, The Medical Center at Franklin is a 25-bed critical access, acute care hospital located in Franklin, Ky. The hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services. Med Center Health is the flagship brand of Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), the parent company of The Medical Center at Franklin.

The Medical Center at Franklin has completed several expansion and renovation projects including a $4 million surgery expansion in 2011. With these facility enhancements, residents of southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee have access to one of the most modern facilities and experienced doctors in the region.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment. Please contact the facility for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Call 270-586-5888 for an appointment.
  • To schedule appointments for those under 18 years of age, please call for further information.
  • Vaccination is administered at Med Center Health Primary Care Franklin, 1020 South Main Street, Franklin.
  • Arrive at the front door for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.

Med Center Health will bill insurance companies for administration costs and individuals will not incur any costs. The vaccine will be provided regardless of whether or not a person has insurance. People requesting the vaccine must be Kentucky residents. A Kentucky driver’s license or form of Identification to prove residency and age will be required. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your scheduled appointment. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is available  Monday-Friday from 7 am to 5 pm outside the Medical Pavilion in designated parking spots. When you arrive, please remain in your car and call 270-598-4935.  After business hours and on weekends, testing is done at the ER.

Patient Services

  • Acute Care
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Department
  • Home Care Program
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Laboratory
  • MedEquip
  • Pain Clinic
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Care
  • Senior Perspectives
  • Stroke Care
  • Swing Bed

Specialty Clinics:

  • Dermatology
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Neuroscience Services
  • OB/GYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • Urology

STroke Awareness: Do you know the signs?

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America. A stroke happens when a blood vessel bringing blood and oxygen to the brain ruptures or becomes blocked. When this occurs, brain cells do not get the flow of blood they need and die within minutes. The devastating effects of a stroke can become permanent if help is not sought immediately. If you suspect someone is having a stroke, remember the acronym BE FAST and call 911 right away.

  • Balance – Have they fallen? Are they dizzy or clutching at something to steady themselves?
  • Eyes – Is there a sudden loss of vision or blurring in one or both eyes?
  • Face – Is one side of the face drooping or does the face look uneven?
  • Arms – Is one arm weak or numb? Do they have difficulty lifting an arm?
  • Speech – Is speech slurred or confused?
  • Time – If you see any of the symptoms above, call 9-1-1 now! If you can, make note of the time you first noticed the symptoms start.

The Medical Center at Franklin has been certified by The Joint Commission as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STROKE

The Medical Center at Franklin News

The Medical Center at Franklin now offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography

The Medical Center at Franklin has enhanced its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the addition of 3D mammography. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S.

In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A three-dimensional method of imaging can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.See More

The Medical Center at Franklin awarded Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification from The Joint Commission

The Medical Center at Franklin has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification.

The Medical Center at Franklin underwent a rigorous, onsite review in March. A Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.See More

Uhls named to Kentucky Board for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Med Center Health congratulates Nancy Uhls, Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist with The Medical Center at Franklin, who was named to the Kentucky Board for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. Uhls is the first African American to be named to this state board.

“It is truly an honor to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky as board member for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy,” Uhls said. “It is very humbling and I am grateful for the confidence that Governor Beshear has placed in me. I have been providing Nuclear Medicine for 37 years and I am very excited about being able to share my experience to help even more people in Kentucky.”See More


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