Visiting Hours and Policy

Last Updated: 11/18/21

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.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. 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 or the support person for a patient in labor. All allowed visitors must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times — in both public areas and patient
rooms — and must remain with the patient or in the designated waiting area.

Emergency Department

No visitors, unless they meet the “all setting allowances” noted below. 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. 

Surgery and Procedures

One visitor per patient if there is appropriate room in the waiting areas.

Inpatient Units

One visitor per day. (Same visitor can come more than once in a day.) Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Minimum visiting age is 12 years old.
*Patients with pending/positive COVID-19 or in COVID isolation: No visitors except for pediatric, obstetric or end of life/hospice patients (with proper personal protective equipment).

Obstetrics

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

Parent/guardian may switch over a 24-hour period

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.

Clinics

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.

Prenatal

One support person may attend a patient’s prenatal, ultrasound or non-stress test appointments as long as they pass the COVID screening

All Setting Allowances

  • Power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers, court-appointed guardians as necessary for the purposes of exercising these powers.
  • Chaplain/clergy services allowed at any reasonable time, if the visit does not disrupt clinical care. Patients with COVID-19 may have clergy visits in compassionate care circumstances.
  • Interpreters, those functioning as a sitter, invited participants in discharge or care planning/education to facilitate a discharge.
  • Visitors who are needed to assist patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing or blind.

No visitors will be allowed in the room during aerosol-generating procedures or during collection of respiratory specimens unless deemed necessary by hospital staff for the care and well-being of the patient. If necessary, leadership of any setting with local Administrator-On-Call may fully restrict visitation for the safety of patients and staff. Please note that visitation may vary throughout Henry Ford Health System depending on how active COVID-19 transmission is in each community and is subject to change without notice.

*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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