McLaren Macomb
Patient and Visitor Information

Patient & Visitor Information

As you may be aware, we are seeing an increased number of Covid-19 cases in our community and hospital. To that end, we have decided to again modify our visitation policy to protect our patients, families, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visiting hours are 11 am to 7 pm
Pursuant to CDC recommendations for healthcare facilities: masks are still required to be worn inside hospital facilities & enclosed areas on campus

EVERYONE visiting must:

  • Enter at Main entrance or Mat Gaberty (East) entrance ONLY – except for Surgical Patients and their companion who may enter at the Surgery Center Entrance.
  • Visitors are limited to family/significant others; Age of 18 years or older.
  • Be screened for COVID-19 upon entry and complete a health screening assessment by answering COVID-19 screening questions.
  • People screening positive will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors must sign Visitors Log upon entry.
  • Be free of COVID-19 symptoms/diagnosis and/or must NOT be waiting on COVID-19 test results.
  • Wear a face mask for duration of your visit, including inside the patient room.
  • A face mask will be provided if you do not have one.
  • Any persons refusing to wear a mask will not be permitted.
  • Practice social distancing, keeping 6 feet from others at all times.
  • Clean hands each time you enter and exit a patient care area.
  • Remain in the patient’s room, call the RN/desk for staff questions from the room.
  • Visitors are not allowed in the cafeteria.

A person visiting may be asked to leave a patient care area if safety or social distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are at high risk for COVID-19 complications, please stay home!

COVID-19 Screening

  • COVID diagnosis in past 14 days
  • COVID test pending
  • Exposure to someone with COVID within past 14 days
  • Fever > 100.0◦ F
  • New cough
  • New shortness of breath
  • New flu-like symptoms such as body aches
  • New onset diarrhea
  • Recent loss of taste or smell

Visitation for NON COVID-19 Related Patients:

  • ONE visitor per patient is allowed per day. (Same visitor can come more than once in a day).
  • TWO support people or parents/legal guardians are welcome for the following:
  • - Patients being evaluated for/on hospice care or nearing end of life
    - Children (21yrs of age or under)
    - Patient with special needs: sensory/emotional/mental impairment
    - Patients with guardianship/DPOA needs
    - Family Birthing – One birth coach and one significant other

Visitation for COVID-19 Suspected or Confirmed Patients:

Visitation is restricted. No one will be allowed in rooms of patients who have or are suspected of having COVID-19 except:

  • ONE support person or parent/legal guardian may be present for the following:
  • - Pregnant woman in labor, pre-term labor, or requiring C-section, prenatal testing, procedure, or genetic counseling
    - Child who is 21 years of age or under
    - Adult with disability who needs help with communicating or managing anxiety
    - Patient being admitted to hospital; once patient has been registered, they should leave the building
    - As approved, patient who needs a support person to learn how to care for them after discharge
  • TWO support people may visit a patient who is being evaluated for hospice care or nearing the end-of-life
  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided and must be worn at all times during visit
Accompanying Outpatient and Emergency Center Care/Surgical Procedures:
  • Each patient may bring ONE support person with them. Children under 21 may come with TWO parent/legal guardians. Others must wait outside of the building until the patient is ready to leave. Patients must not bring children under 16 years of age to their appointment
  • Emergency Center (EC) – ONE support person is allowed; their ability to remain in EC is at EC leader discretion and facility constraints. Is also subject to restrictions outlined above.
  • Surgery and Procedures- ONE support person is allowed and is subject to restrictions outlined above.