COV-19 Guidelines and Clinic Availability

Our office is open for normal business hours

Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 4:30pm and 

 Fridays 9 to Noon  

We are offering tele-health by calling 740-586-2206.

Counseling Services are Available

Your concerns are important to us and therefore we have made our medical care available to meet your needs.

Dr. Thomas Forrestal M.D

Medical Director

Partners at Dresden Family Health Center

Dr. Don McNeil M.D.

Family Allergy 


Optimed Research



Office hours Tuesday 9-4

Allergy/Immunology injections during our regular business hours

Expertise in the diagnosis and management of adults and children with allergic disorders, asthma and immunological diseases.

From medical device trials to experimental treatment studies, at Optimed, our expert team is dedicated to the advancement of all research.

To learn more and to find out if you might qualify, please call (614) 430-3030 and talk with our Patient Recruiter.

Anna Purkey, DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Women's Health, Pediatrics, Counseling, Geriatric Specialist

Integrated Care for Kids


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency

Joint Command for COVID 19 

Question: When or how will I know when the vaccine is available for the general public?

Answer: There will be widely publicized announcements in news outlets, social media, and local

businesses. There are multiple locations that have been pre-authorized to provide vaccinations when it

is available to the general public, so it should not be difficult for anyone to receive. 

Question: How much will the vaccine cost?

Answer: There will not out of pocket costs to the costs. The federal government will be covering the

cost of the vaccine for all Americans. 

Question: What are possible side-effects of the vaccine?

Answer: Most people should not have significant side-effects. Mild side effects could include muscle pains, chills, and fatigue. 

Question: Should I get the vaccine even if I had COVID-19?

Answer: Yes. It is not known how effective nor how long-lasting the immunity is from having the actual


Registration is Encouraged:

The Dresden Family Health Center is working with Dr. Don McNeil and will be a site for the Evade study clinical trial that offers the potential for COVID protection by using a one-time antibody injection.

If you have NOT received a COVID-19 vaccination and ARE interested in joining the study to protect yourself against COVID-19, you may call our office (740-586-2206 or 740-754-2671) for more information. Enrollment begins Thursday July 22 at 304 Chestnut Street in Dresden.

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Health Care for your Family

Accepting New Patients

Family Health Care

  • Providing all of your healthcare needs from infancy through adulthood
  • Gerontology Specialists
  • Pediatric expertise
  • Therapies offered

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  • Available daily from 7am to 10pm
  • Contact 740-586-2206
  • No need to leave home or work
  • Answering your illness questions
  • Please note, your device may not be compatible with the video-conference 
  • Use the contact form below to Email a health care provider


  • Wellness Exams
  • Sports Physicals
  • CDL/DOT Exams

Tests, Procedures and Referrals

Full service lab testing center 

Clinics and Counsel offered

Allergy/Immunology injections


  • Call our office with any questions first.
  • Symptoms include fever, cough, congestion lingering >3 days
  • Nausea without vomiting, loss of taste and smell, headache and fatigue
  • Call at onset of symptoms for testing
  • Treat with fluids, rest, humidifier and symptom management
  • Personal and environmental cleanliness is a key to good health

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Patient Portal

Call 740-596-2206 or 740-754-2671 and request a telehealth appointment

How to check in for a video medical visit
  1.  Use a computer or device with a webcam and microphone
  2. Call the Office or the Telehealth Number
  3. The care provider will check-in by sending a link to you
  4. Allow your device to use your webcam and microphone

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