Visiting Hours and Policy

Revised February 8, 2022

At Henry Ford Wyandotte 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. Various services are available and require different accommodations for the safety of those patients. We appreciate your understanding.

All visitors are screened before entering any Henry Ford Health facility. The screening includes a temperature check and a short series of questions about your COVID-19 status and possible symptoms. You must wear a mask or other cloth face covering for the duration of your visit; failure to do so will result in removal from our hospital. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one for you. Visitors must refrain from eating or drinking in patient rooms or from using the bathroom in patient rooms.

Visiting hours are 9 AM to 8 PM

All Settings

Visitors are allowed who have power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers or courtappointed guardians as necessary for the purpose of exercising these powers. Also allowed are interpreters, approved vendors, chaplain/clergy and team members who meet an allowance listed below. Visiting COVID-19 positive patients are not permitted except in special circumstances.

Allowances, however, will be made if caregiver education is required. While visiting is not allowed, the caregiver may be present for education in preparation for discharge. Examples would include inpatient rehabilitation (physical), wound care, medications, ostomy care, IV therapy, etc.

Inpatient

Hospitalized patients may have two visitors at a time from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M., seven days a week. Visitors younger than 12 years of age are not permitted.

Behavioral Health is allowed one visitor at a time, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 P.M. and Saturdays 2 to 3 P.M.

Emergency Department

One visitor is allowed. The visitor must be screened, remain in the room and adhere to the mask policy. If a COVID test is indicated for the patient, a visitor is only allowed if a negative result is received.

Surgical and Procedural Areas

Admitted surgical and procedural patients: One driver/visitor may accompany the patient. The visitor may stay in the designated waiting area during the procedure and then wait with the patient in recovery. The visitor may accompany the patient once admitted to a unit. After visiting hours, the visitor must leave once the patient is admitted to the unit.

Outpatient surgical and procedural patients: One driver/visitor may accompany the patient. The visitor must stay in the designated waiting area and leave with the patient as soon as they are ready to be discharged.

Clinics

Two visitors may accompany the patient as needed for transport within the facility, discussion of clinical decisions, or to assist if the patient has cognitive impairments.

OB,NICU

Labor and Delivery: A certified Doula with screening and appropriate PPE will be allowed during labor and for a period after birth, in addition to two visitors. For COVID-19 positive patients, one visitor is allowed and must stay in the room for the entire admission.

Special Care Nursery: Two parents are allowed at a time. COVID-19 positive mothers are allowed to visit 10 days after the onset of symptoms, along with showing no signs of a fever.

Minors

Two parents or guardians may accompany the patient to appointments after passing the screening. Patient sibling(s) may accompany the parent or guardian when necessary.

Hospice or End of Life

May have up to four visitors per day. Can be under the age of 16 with permission of the healthcare team. If the patient is COVID positive, visitors must wear all PPE, including procedural mask, full face shield, gown and gloves while in the patient’s room.

Select Specialty Hospital

Visitation Hours are from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., seven days a week. Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.

While outside food is allowed to be brought in for the patient, no food or drink may be consumed by the visitors themselves while on the unit.

Visitors are allowed to leave the unit and then return to the patient’s room (i.e., go to the cafeteria and eat).

Learn more about visitor restrictions at Henry Ford facilities.

Please let us know if you need assistance connecting virtually with your loved one. We appreciate your understanding.

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For general questions, please call (734) 246-6000.

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Henry Ford Health 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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