Henry Ford Hospital Visiting Hours and Policy

Effective July14, 2021

At Henry Ford Hospital, we are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high quality care. We are happy to allow limited visitation from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily for non-COVID patients under these guidelines:

  • Visitors must enter through the Main Entrance. Employees visiting patients are considered visitors.
  • All visitors must be at least 12 years old and be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before entry. All visitors will undergo a health screening with questions about any symptoms and a temperature check each time upon entering the facility.
  • For safety, any persons who have symptoms of respiratory infection or who do not meet the evaluation criteria will NOT be allowed entry.
  • Visitors must go directly to the patient’s room and remain in the room for the duration of their stay except to use the restroom or to purchase/eat food.
  • Visitors must wear a mask or other cloth face covering for the duration of their visit, even if fully vaccinated; failure to do so will result in removal from our hospital. Visitors may wear their own masks, or one will be provided.
  • Hand washing/sanitizing is very important for everyone’s safety and should be done frequently.
  • Visitation allowances are outlined below.
Inpatient 2 visitors in any patient room at a time.
Emergency Department, Surgery and Procedural Areas Admitted patients: 1 visitor may accompany the patient in the Emergency Department until the patient is taken to their room. If after visiting hours, the visitor must leave once patient is admitted to a unit.
Inpatient surgeries: 2 visitors may be present during the patient’s surgical visit. Nursing will notify the patient/visitor where they’ll meet the patient, either in their room or in the preoperative area.
Outpatient surgeries: 2 visitors may accompany the patient. The visitors must stay in the designated waiting area and leave with the patient as soon as they are ready to be discharged.
Clinic 1 visitor per patient.
Hospice or End of Life Up to 4 visitors per day. If COVID positive, visitors must wear all PPE, including procedural mask, full face shield, gown and gloves while in the patient’s room.
 All Setting Allowances Power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers or court-appointed guardianship (only when exercising these powers), interpreters, approved vendors and chaplain/clergy.

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Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

If you are having symptoms of COVID-19, for your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call your primary care provider. For symptoms of COVID-19, please visit our website www.henryford.com/coronavirus.

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 [email protected].

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