Visiting Hours and Policy

Last Updated: 04/13/2023

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 COVID-19 cases in our community and for everyone’s safety, we are temporarily restricting visitation on the hospital campus. In all cases:

  • Everyone will be screened for COVID-19. Those who do not pass the screening are not allowed to visit the patient unless they are the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient or the support person for a patient in labor..
  • Visitors must remain with the patient or in the designated waiting area.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the room during aerosol-generating procedures or during collection of respiratory specimens unless felt necessary by hospital staff for the care and well-being of the patient.
  • If necessary, leadership of any setting can fully restrict visitation for the safety of patients and staff.

Inpatient Units

  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Minimum visiting age is 12 years old
  • Up to 2 visitors at a time allowed per patient 
  • Exceptions/Allowances are as follows:
    • End of life/hospice: number of visits and visitors at the discretion of the hospital leadership.
    • Inpatients in isolation for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 may have one visitor per day, and a total of two designated visitors per hospital stay.
    • Labor and Delivery: One visitor, acting as a support person, may be with you throughout your stay. A second visitor will be allowed only during visiting hours. No more than 2 visitors in the patient room at a time during visiting hours. In addition, a doula is allowed during labor and for a period after birth.
      For COVID-19 positive patients, one visitor is allowed and must remain in the room for the entire admission. No additional visitors will be allowed.
    • Special Care Nursery: One parents/guardian is allowed at a time (When space permits, two may be allowed). COVID-19 positive mothers are allowed to visit 10 days after the onset of symptoms, along with showing no signs of a fever. Parents may visit with their newborns at all hours, except during change of shift from 7-8 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor allowed only when a patient is placed in a fully enclosed room due to limited space and safety concerns. Visitor may switch with one other visitor. Exceptions: Parent/guardian of a minor, support person for laboring mother, patients at end of life or allowances noted for all settings.
  • If a patient or parent/guardian of a minor presents with their children under 18 because they were unable to find arrangements for childcare, the patient will be seen.
  • If a COVID test is indicated for the patient, a visitor is only allowed after a negative result is received.

Outpatient Settings

  • Patients who have an appointment at the Medical Pavilion, a Henry Ford Health Center or who are coming to the hospital for lab or radiology services may have one visitor with them if social distancing can be maintained.
  • For pregnant patients, a spouse/partner may attend the patient's prenatal, ultrasound and NST appointments.
  • Pediatric patients can have two parents/caregivers with them. Patient sibling(s) may accompany the parent when necessary.

Surgery and Procedures

  • One visitor may be allowed per patient if there is appropriate room in the waiting areas.

Please note that visitation may vary throughout Henry Ford Health depending on how active COVID-19 transmission is in each community and is subject to change without notice.

This is a place of healing. Aggressive behavior in any form--including verbal harassment, abusive or sexual language, unwanted touching, physical assault or threats--is not tolerated and may result in immediate escort from the facility by the Henry Ford Health Police Authority or local police agency.

*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.)

Learn more about visitor restrictions at Henry Ford facilities.

Get in Touch

For general questions, please call (586) 263-2300.


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