Patients & Visitors

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Campus Visitor Restrictions

Last Updated: 4/6/21

At Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, we are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high quality care. Due to heightened COVID-19 transmission in our community and for everyone’s safety, we are temporarily restricting visitation on the hospital campus. Admitted patients are allowed virtual visits only, which the nursing staff can assist with if needed.

Exceptions are described below. These exceptions only apply if a visitor screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19* upon entry. All allowed visitors must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times--in both public areas and patient rooms.

Emergency Department

No visitors.

Surgical and Procedural area

One driver, who must leave the medical center as soon as possible. No visitors allowed in waiting rooms. We will obtain phone numbers and call families with updates after surgery. Exceptions for minors and medically necessary decision-making discussions unsuitable by phone handled on a case-by-case basis.


Patients who have an appointment at the hospital or Medical Pavilion may have one person with them, if needed to transport the patient into the facility or for the provision of medical care. Children may have one parent/caregiver with them, two for an infant 2 months old or less.


One support person may attend a patient's prenatal, ultrasound or non-stress test appointments.


Obstetric patients may have one support person accompany them. In addition, one credentialed doula may accompany a laboring mother during admission for labor and for a period after birth.

Special Care Nursery

Birth parent or guardian, who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.

Pediatric Unit

One parent/caregiver; they may switch with one other during a 24-hour period if needed.

Hospice or End of Life

Very limited number of visitors (up to 4) who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit. This includes family members under the age of 16 with permission of the health care team.

All Setting Allowances

Power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers, court-appointed guardians as necessary for the purpose of exercising these powers. Also allowed are interpreters and approved vendors for the time needed to provide their service.


Patients in COVID-19 positive units may have clergy visitations in compassionate care situations including end-of-life. Patients in non-COVID units may have clergy visits at any reasonable time, if the visit does not disrupt clinical care. Visiting clergy must follow hospital safety policies, including screening for COVID-19 infection, such as temperature checks, and wear a mask and additional PPE as appropriate to the patient’s diagnosis.

Extenuating circumstances

As approved by leadership.

Please note that visitation may vary throughout Henry Ford Health System depending on how active COVID-19 transmission is in each community.

*COVID-19 symptoms include fever, runny nose or nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, new cough, shortness of breath, chills, drenching sweats, body aches, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or sense of smell.)

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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

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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