Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria was established in 1993 as one of the pioneer Federal Medical Centre in Nigeria. The hospital is located on 58.4 hectares of land and is the only Federal tertiary health facility and referral hospital in Ondo State. The hospital is located in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo- State which is about 48km from Akure, the state capital. The hospital serves the neighbouring states such as Kogi, Edo and Osun States.

The hospital was originally built by then Ondo state government but was taken over by the Federal Government in 1989 and in line with the Federal Government policy establishing a Federal Medical Centre in states without a Federal Teaching hospital, the hospital was made a Federal Medical Centre with the pioneer Board and Medical Director appointed in June, 1993. Since its establishment it has witness tremendous growth in terms of infrastructures and personnel. It currently has a total of 350 bed space with about 85% occupancy. It is equipped with modern laboratory and radiological diagnostic facilities including a well-equipped molecular laboratory for the diagnosis of infectious diseases like Lassa fever, COVID-19 and cholera. Federal Medical Centre, Owo is a centre of excellence in the management of infectious diseases like Lassa fever and COVID-19 disease. The Medical Director is the person of Dr. L. A. Ahmed.

The hospital has a staff strength of 1,441 both clinical and non-clinical staffs, it has 22 clinical and 8 non-clinical departments. In addition, the hospital has accreditation for residency training in departments of Community Health, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, General Surgery, and Ophthalmology. It is worthy of note that most of these departments have produced specialists fully trained in this hospital. Similarly, the hospital trains students from the department of Microbiology and Nursing of Achievers University, Owo which is a private owned university.


‘To initiate and develop quality service delivery by putting in place the necessary infrastructure to be able to deliver effective, efficient, and affordable health care services to all our patients; this will be sustained through an effective monitoring and evaluation mechanism.


‘ To provide qualitative, affordable, and accessible health care services to our patients at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among Nigerians’.