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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has provided guidelines for healthcare facilities to continue to take safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We recognize the importance of the support by loved ones during a patient's hospitalization or when receiving care. Because our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be present as part of the healing process, any decision to restrict visitation and limit family presence is difficult. However, the health and safety of the patients under our care and of our employees is crucial.

Therefore, we will continue to restrict the numbers of visitors at our facilities until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat. As we are able to safely allow more visitors, we will do so.

Hospital campus visitor restrictions

Because each of the communities where our hospitals are located may have different risk levels, individual hospitals may have different restrictions in place. Please check the hospital’s website for current visiting hours and specific restrictions.

Outpatient/medical center visitor restrictions

All patients and visitors entering a Henry Ford facility for an outpatient appointment or service will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature check. Masks must be worn – if you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. All safety precautions must be followed.

  • Patients who have an appointment at a Henry Ford medical center or clinic, are coming in for lab or radiology services, or are getting care in the Emergency Department may have one person with them if needed to transport the patient into and around the facility.
  • Patients in outpatient settings may have one visitor present who is necessary to support medical care or activities of daily living, including:
    • Visitors accompanying patients who have physical, cognitive or mental disabilities of any kind and require assistance, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing or blind
    • Visitors/caregivers needed to provide support at an appointment that will establish an ongoing treatment plan or discussion of clinical care decisions
    • Visitors with power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers, or court-appointed guardianship may visit as necessary for the purpose of exercising these powers
  • Pediatric patients may have two parents/caregivers accompany them for appointments.
  • For pregnant patients, a spouse/partner is not permitted to attend regular prenatal visits, but may attend prenatal ultrasounds.
  • Drivers for patients undergoing surgery, procedures or emergency care must remain in designated waiting area and leave the facility as soon as possible.

Staying connected with hospitalized loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic

Connecting through Technology

While visitor restrictions are in place, we help our patients stay connected by phone, texts, emails, social media or video apps. We have iPads to share with our patients that are equipped to connect with both Apple and Android products. Patients may ask their nurse if they need help getting in touch with family. We are happy to assist.

Connecting with doctors

We understand that families are anxious to connect with the doctors of their hospitalized loved ones. We encourage our patients to have a designated contact person (friend or family) who can join by speaker phone or video app during physician rounding to hear the patient’s plan of care and ask any questions while the doctor is there. If they do not attend virtually, our doctors can provide updates at another point in the day.

Send Well Wishes to Hospital Patients and Staff

We invite you to please share your words of inspiration with our patients and they will be displayed on the TV monitors in their rooms. Staff messages will be shared on our intranet website.

Send a Wish

Concerned You May Have COVID-19?

Find out your risk with this online screening.

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If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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