Visitor Guidelines for Henry Ford Health

We are committed to keeping our patients and their loved ones connected while delivering safe, high-quality care. Visiting your loved one in the hospital can reduce anxiety and stress and promote healing. Our health system visitor guidelines were developed to ensure everyone’s health and wellness.

Visiting information

  • At Henry Ford Jackson Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, regular visiting hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • At Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit) and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, regular visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • During regular visiting hours, enter the hospitals through the Main Entrance. Learn more about after-hours visitation at Henry Ford Health.
  • Visitors must be at least 12 years old, unless approved by the health care team in advance. Visitors to Behavioral Health must be at least 18 years old.
  • Generally, a patient may have two visitors at a time.
  • Behavioral Health patients may have one visitor at a time.
  • Please wash and sanitize your hands before, during and after visiting a patient.
  • Guidelines are different for visiting new mothers and babies in our obstetrics, labor & delivery, family-centered maternity care, and mother-baby units, including NICUs and special care nurseries. Learn more about visiting mother and baby units.
  • Visiting COVID-positive patients: COVID-19 positive patients (or patients awaiting COVID test results) are permitted one visitor in the room at a time. Visitors will be asked to wear protective equipment (mask, face shield, gown and gloves). The visitor should remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit. Talk to your patient’s care team for details.
  • All visitors are expected to follow Henry Ford Health’s visitor expectations.

Mask-wearing guidelines

  • You may wear a mask at any time if you wish, or if you are not feeling well or have respiratory symptoms, like coughing or sneezing.
  • Visitors at high risk of developing severe complications from respiratory illnesses such as COVID, influenza or RSV, including older adults and persons with underlying medical conditions, should wear a mask during hospital visitation and when accompanying patients for outpatient visits.
  • Masks are required in areas where we are caring for severely immunocompromised patients. These areas include oncology (cancer), transplant, neonatal intensive care, special care nurseries, and dialysis and infusion in our outpatient areas.
  • Please wear a mask in any area if you are asked. Masks will be provided when they are required.
  • Learn more about visitor mask use at Henry Ford Health.

Before your visit, please select the hospital you are visiting to review the individual guidelines and special visitor restrictions for certain units or areas at that hospital.

Henry Ford Health’s visitor policy is subject to change. The most recent changes may not be reflected on this website. Please follow the guidelines provided by our team members when you enter the hospital or while seeing your loved one.



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