Visiting Hours and Policy

Revised May 19, 2021

At Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, we are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high quality care. Although we are seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases, we are keeping some restrictions in place until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat. As we can safely allow more visitors, we will do so.

Be assured we will keep open lines of communication with patients and families through regular phone calls and/or the use of electronic devices, like iPads, to connect families. Visitation is allowed at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in the following areas as described below.

 

All Settings

Visitors are allowed who have power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers or court-appointed 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 is not permitted except in special circumstances.

Inpatient

Hospitalized patients may have one adult visitor during the following times:

  • ICU: 8 a.m to noon
  • 3rd and 4th floors: 8 a.m. to noon
  • 2nd floor (inpatient rehabilitation: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • 5th, 6th and 7th floors: 2 to 6 p.m.

Patients may identify two people as visitors to be allowed to visit for the duration of the inpatient hospitalization to reduce the volume of exposure for all.

  • Behavioral Health: Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 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. If after posted 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

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

OB, Special Care Nursery

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 one support person.

Special Care Nursery: One parent at a time or two parents for twins (one with each baby).

Minors

One parent or guardian may always remain with the patient.

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 COVID positive, visitors must wear procedural mask and full-face shield while in the patient’s room.

Those who are permitted to visit must follow these rules:

  • All visitors are screened before entering any Henry Ford Health System 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.
  • Visitors are asked to minimize travel throughout the facility for only essential purposes (restroom/cafeteria if necessary) to limit contact with others.

Learn more about visitor restrictions at Henry Ford facilities.

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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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