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.

What you need to know

The visitor policy has been revised to allow visitors in our facilities, with limitations at some hospitals and medical centers. Please check the visitor policy of the hospital you are visiting for hours and other hospital-specific details. Masks are required in all Henry Ford Health facilities, including administrative areas and buildings. Our medical center visitor restrictions are listed below.

Hospital campus visitor restrictions

Visiting hours are established at each hospital to support social distancing and safety for patients, visitors and employees. To check the visitor policy of the hospital you are visiting for hours and other hospital-specific details, please click on the links below.

Policies may restrict the numbers of visitors at our facilities until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat. As we can safely allow more visitors, we will do so.

We recognize the importance of love and support when a patient is hospitalized or receiving care. Because our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families as part of the healing process, any decision to restrict visitation and limit family presence is difficult. However, the health and safety of our patients and employees is of utmost importance.

Learn more about our commitment to safety

Safety Practices for all care settings

  • All patients, visitors and staff are screened for COVID-19.
  • Everyone ages two years and older must wear a mask while in a patient setting and when entering and exiting public spaces. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will not be allowed to enter the facility. A mask will be provided if needed.
  • All visitors should remain with the patient except for quick trips to the bathroom or to purchase food.
  • All visitors should refrain from eating, drinking or sharing patient's restroom while visiting with inpatients.
  • For your safety, we strongly discourage visitors who are at high risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19, including older adults and persons with underlying medical conditions.

Visitors allowed in all care settings

  • 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 who are needed as power of attorney, surrogate decision-making, or court-appointed guardianship.
  • Chaplain/clergy - at any reasonable time as long as the visit does not disrupt clinical care.

Outpatient visitor restrictions

  • Patients who have an appointment at a Henry Ford medical center or clinic, who are coming in for lab or radiology services may have up to two persons with them if social distancing can be maintained.
  • Pediatric patients can have two parents/caregivers with them. Patient sibling(s) may accompany the parent when necessary.
  • For pregnant patients, a spouse/partner may attend the patient's prenatal, ultrasound and NST appointments.
    • Patients in an OB Emergency or Triage Department may have one support person who should remain in the patient room at all times.
    • The support person may not switch out with another visitor.
  • Patients in the Emergency Department may have 1 visitor after passing the screening. Visitors may switch with one other visitor. If the patient is critically ill, 2 visitors will be allowed.
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