Visiting Hours and Policy

Last Updated: 5/17/21

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.

Everyone who enters the building 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 from 10 a.m.-6p.m

One adult visitor per patient is allowed in a 24-hour period.

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

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.

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

Two parent/caregivers.

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.

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.

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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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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