Visiting Hours and Policy

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

Please note that visitation may vary throughout Henry Ford Health System depending on how active COVID-19 transmission is in each community. Admitted patients will only be allowed virtual visits that can be arranged with the nursing staff.

If you are scheduled for surgery, you will be notified by the hospital operating room staff if there are any changes in your procedure.

In certain circumstances, visitation is allowed in the following areas as described below.


Temporary visitor restrictions
Inpatient/Emergency Department No visitation
Surgery and Procedural Areas Newly Admitted/Observation patients: 1 visitor may accompany the patient to the unit to complete the admission process and then must depart from the hospital.
Inpatient surgeries: 1 visitor may be present during the patient’s surgical visit. Nursing will notify the patient/visitor where they’ll meet the patient; either in their room or in the preoperative area. During the procedure the visitor must remain in the surgical waiting lounge and leave the hospital once recovery is complete.
Outpatient surgeries: 1 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.
Clinic 1 visitor if they meet an allowance listed here or 2 visitors during family meetings
OB, NICU NICU: 1 parent at a time. 2 parents for twins (one with each baby).
L&D/I3 and H3: 1 support person and credentialed doula.
Laboring patients in ED: 1 support person.
Minors 1 parent / guardian may always remain with patient
Hospice or End of Life May have up to 4 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.
All Setting Allowances 1 visitor allowed: Power of attorney/surrogate decision-makers or court-appointed guardianship (only when exercising these powers), interpreters, approved vendors and chaplain/clergy.

Please let us know if you need assistance with connecting virtually with your loved one. You can also send them a Well Wish that they can view on their TV at

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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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