Visiting Hours and Policy

Effective as of April 13, 2023

At Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, we are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high-quality care.

We recognize the importance of love and support when a patient is hospitalized or receiving care. Our patient care philosophy depends on engaging families as part of the healing process and any decision to restrict visitation and limit family presence is always difficult. However, the health and safety of our patients and employees is of utmost importance, so we continue to ask that families always respect social distancing and masking.

We are happy to allow limited visitation 24 hours a day in our inpatient areas, with the noted guidelines below for designated areas/unit. In all cases:

  • Visitors must enter through the Main Entrance between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. All visitors must enter through the Emergency Department after 10 p.m.
  • We do not recommend bringing children into the hospital as visitors, but if a child is onsite, they must always remain in the appropriate room while they’re inside the facility.
  • Everyone who enters the building will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Those who do not pass the 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. Other essential visitor purposes may be approved by the patient’s care team.
  • Visitors must remain with the patient.
  • 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.
  • Visitors are not permitted in our building for the sole purpose of shopping, dining, walking, studying, etc. All visitors must have an approved medical-related visiting purpose to enter our building.
  • Personal visitors of our team members are not authorized inside of the building at this time.

Inpatient Units

  • For every visit, visitor must check in with the Information Desk/Main Entrance (5am-10pm) or the Security Desk/Emergency Entrance (10pm-5am) before they visit a patient.
  • COVID negative patients: Visitors should be able to socially distance in the patient’s room and should remain in the patient’s room during their visit. Only visitors who have passed the COVID-19 screening and comply with PPE requirements will be allowed.
  • COVID positive or suspected patients: One visitor at a time for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Two visitors may visit per day and for duration of patient’s stay. Only visitors who have passed COVID-19 screening and comply with PPE requirements will be allowed. Must check in at the nursing station when arrive to unit. Please limit bringing in personal belongings.
  • Labor and Delivery: Two support persons may be with you throughout your stay. In addition, a certified doula is allowed during labor and for a period after birth. Please contact the Labor and Delivery unit (248-325-0100) to confirm current guidelines, as siblings may be allowed to visit during times of non-peak community illnesses.
  • Special care nursery: Two parents/guardians only.
  • Intensive Care Unit: Two visitors at a time.
  • Hospice or End of life: Up to 4 visitors per day. If COVID positive, visitors must wear PPE, including procedural mask, full face shield, gown and gloves while in the patient’s room.

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 above.
  • 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

  • Inpatient surgeries: Two visitors. Only one visitor may accompany the patient in the pre-op and PACU areas.
  • Outpatient surgeries: Two visitors. Only one visitor may accompany the patient in the pre-op and PACU areas. The visitor must stay in the designated waiting area and leave with the patient as soon as they are ready to be discharged.


  • Patients who have an appointment at the medical center or who are coming to the hospital for lab or radiology services may have up to two visitors with them if social distancing can be maintained.

Get in Touch

For general questions, please call (248) 325-1000.


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