Updated Visitor Policy
As of December 18, 2023, the Detroit Medical Center has implemented an updated Visitor Policy at all DMC facilities, including the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, for the health and safety of our patients, their families and the community.
Important guidelines in the Visitor Policy include:
- All patients are allowed up to two visitors at any one time.
- Visitors ages 12 and under, including siblings and other relatives, will not be allowed on inpatient hospital floors or in the observation units.
- Visitors ages 13 and over who have a fever, cough or rash are asked to choose another time to visit. This applies to both private and semi-private rooms. If hospitals have policies that are more restrictive than the proposed guidelines, they will continue to use them.
- Visitors who exhibit illness or cold symptoms are encouraged to visit during a period of wellness.
At DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Heart Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Huron-Valley Sinai Hospital, patients may have up to two visitors at a time.
Visitors ages 13 and over must be accompanied by an adult.
Visiting hours are 7 days a week and vary by location:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Heart Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Huron-Valley Sinai Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Visitors must enter through the main entrances at all DMC hospitals and attest they do not have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We will continue to provide stations with free masks and hand sanitizer at entrances for patients and visitors who choose to use them.
Hospitalized patients who are suspected of having or have tested positive for COVID-19 may have up to two visitors at a time, with the appropriate PPE worn at all times.
Exceptions to the Visitor Policy will be handled on an individual basis under the guidance of the direct care team. Examples of exceptions include:
- Obstetrics – a minor age 13 and over may visit if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Patients with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.