Visiting Hours and Policy

Last Updated: 6/22/21

At Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, we are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high quality care. As COVID cases decline in the community, Henry Ford Health System is gradually re-opening all routine visitation in its facilities.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, which includes a temperature check and those who do not pass the COVID-19 screening are not allowed to enter (unless they are the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient, the support person for a patient in labor or other exceptions noted in the HFHS policy). 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

Patients who are in a private room are allowed one visitor (two visitors for end of life patients). All visitors should remain in the patient’s room at all times.

Surgery and Procedures

One visitor allowed to wait in waiting room, or we will obtain phone numbers and call families with updates after surgery.

Inpatient Units

Visiting hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Two visitors per patient are allowed at a time. Minimum visiting age is 12 years old. 24 hour or extended hour stays with any patient will be at leadership discretion.

Patients with pending/positive COVID-19 or in COVID isolation will not be allowed visitors except in the following circumstances (with proper personal protective equipment):

  • Laboring mothers
  • Pediatric patients
  • End of life


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 two parent/caregivers 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.

Special Care Nursery

Birth parent or guardian, who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit. An additional visitor may be allowed as space permits.

Pediatric Unit

Two visitors at a time; must be 16 years or older.

Hospice or End of Life

Very limited number of visitors who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit. This includes family members under the age of 12 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.

Clergy visitations in compassionate care situations including end-of-life are allowed in COVID-19 positive units. 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.

*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.

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