Updated visitation restrictions in place for all hospitals effective Tuesday, May 25th at 8 a.m.
What to Expect During Your Visit
While we expect to care for COVID-19 patients for some time, we’ve taken extra steps to create a safe, secure environment for our patients, families and staff, which includes requiring a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) when visiting a Beaumont location. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to work together to beat the pandemic. During your visit, please note the following restrictions that are designed to keep you and your family safe:
Everyone visiting must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Any person refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed to visit. If a person is wearing a mask with a one-way vent, an
ear loop mask must replace the vented mask or may be worn over the vented mask.† Ear loop masks will be provided at each entrance if you do not have one. When needed, additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided
by Beaumont and must be worn at all times.
† The CDC does not recommend using one-way valves or vented masks as they do not prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Anyone wearing these types of masks into a Beaumont facility will be asked to cover them with a standard ear-loop mask.
While restrictions are being lifted statewide, here in our hospitals and outpatient facilities we will continue to require masks and screen employees, vendors, patients and visitors. We take care of incredibly sick and vulnerable people,
and with the more contagious Delta variant on the rise and a significant portion of the population unvaccinated, we need to continue protecting our patients, families and staff.Dr. Nick Gilpin, Beaumont's Director of Infection Prevention
Safe Visitation Practices
- Practice social distancing, keeping 6 feet from others at all times. A person visiting may be asked to leave a care area if safety or social distancing cannot be maintained.
- If visiting an inpatient, stay in the patient’s room at all times except for quick trips to the bathroom or to purchase food.
- A support person may eat in single patient rooms or multi-patient rooms IF there is not a roommate. If there is a roommate, the support person must eat in a non-patient area as designated by staff.
- Clean hands upon entry and exit to any patient care area.
- Disposable gloves must be removed and thrown away.
- Leave the Beaumont facility immediately after the visit is over.
- Learn more about how Beaumont is keeping you safe.
COVID-19 Symptom Screenings
Each person will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the facility. Every person visiting must be free of COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 diagnosis and must not be waiting for COVID-19 test results.
- Each person visiting must complete a COVID-19 screening upon each visit.
- People screening positive will not be allowed to visit.
- People screening negative will be given a sticker that must be worn at all times.
Effective Tuesday, May 25th at 8 a.m., updated visitation restrictions are in place for all of our hospitals. These guidelines are listed below:
- From 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.:
- ONE SUPPORT PERSON each day is welcome, regardless of vaccination status. Support persons may alternate during the day, exchanging in the lobby or outside the hospital, up to three exchanges per 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 (21 years of age or under) not in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Families of babies in NICU must talk with the doctor/nurse about NICU visitation.
- Post-partum units, following delivery, one support person over age 16 years in addition to the birth partner.
- Overnight (providing space allows and safety can be maintained):
- ONE SUPPORT PERSON or parent/legal guardian:
- Children (21 years of age or under) not in NICU.
- Patient in serious or critical condition or on hospice care.
- Adult with disability who needs help with mobility, communicating or managing anxiety.
- Laboring woman. Approved doula may be present in addition to support person.
No visitation, except for the following:
- ONE SUPPORT PERSON OR PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN PER DAY may visit:
- Woman in labor, pre-term labor, or requiring C-section, pre-natal 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 the hospital. Once the patient has registered, the support person should leave the building.
- As approved, patient who needs a support person to learn how to care for them after discharge.
- TWO SUPPORT PEOPLE PER DAY may visit a patient who is being evaluated for/on hospice care or nearing the end-of-life.
If needed for the physical or emotional health of the patient, a support person may accompany a patient to an appointment for the following:
- TWO PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS (for children under 21) may attend outpatient visits.
- ONE SUPPORT PERSON for outpatient tests, procedures, or treatment where support is needed to assist patient in getting to and from the appointment. Arrangements must be made in advance. Others must wait outside of
the building until the patient is ready to leave.
- Patients must not bring children under 16 to appointment. Appointment must be rescheduled if childcare is not possible.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are not seeking emergency care, please call your appointment destination from outside of the building to receive instructions.
ONE SUPPORT PERSON may stay with the patient until he/she is settled into an EC room for evaluation and treatment. However, this is based on the site leader’s discretion. If unable to stay, due to facility constraints,
this support person is to be provided with a phone number to call and check on the patient’s status and must return to their vehicle.
ONE SUPPORT PERSON may be present in the Waiting Room for the duration of the surgery, in Pre-Op (once the patient is settled) and Post-Op for discharge instructions. TWO SUPPORT PEOPLE/PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS for children under 21 may be present.
Staying Connected to Your Loved One
We know that these are trying times; therefore, we have launched new ways of communicating through phones, smart phones, and tablets to keep you connected with your loved ones.
While restricting visitation is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we know how important family and friends are to health and healing. Learn how you may “see” and “be with” your family and friends during
the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Call in-room, hospital phone.
- Leave a personal cell phone, tablet or laptop for audio/video calls or texting.
- If your loved one has been issued a Beaumont-owned electronic device (i.e., iPad or tablet), you may speak with them via the 8x8 Video Meetings app. Guides for patients and family members are available for download.
- Connect with your loved one’s doctor, nurse, and other health care team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone under the age of 16 is not allowed to visit except under extreme conditions as approved by leadership. For outpatient appointments, patients must arrange for childcare or reschedule the appointment as necessary.
Employees wash or sanitize their hands each time they enter and exit a patient’s room. They also wear Personal Protection Equipment (gown, gloves, face shields, or goggles) when they enter the room of a patient with an infectious
illness. Employees safely dispose of these items before going into the next patient room to keep clothing free from germs so they may safely care for other patients. Beaumont is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) guidelines and screening protocols and following infection control prevention best practices. We are also remaining in close communication with state and county public health officials to monitor the spread of the virus.
Please know that all hospitals and health systems regularly prepare for disease outbreaks, conduct regular preparedness drills, and are able to adapt quickly to infectious disease outbreaks. We are always training our staff on how to protect
patients and themselves as they care for patients.
Call ahead to Beaumont’s COVID-19 hotline, 800-592-4784, or your physician’s office before attempting to get screened. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.
- Stay home when you are sick (fever, cough, upper respiratory infection symptoms).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and after using the bathroom.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. The best way to cover your mouth and nose is to cough or sneeze into the elbow of your arm. Throw tissues away immediately and wash your hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
To reduce the number of unwanted germs that are taken back home, we strongly discourage personal items being brought to the hospital that are not truly necessary. If you do have items to drop off, please limit the items to one small bag
of personal belongings. Do not send items of significant value, with the exception of personal phones or devices your loved one may use to communicate with you. Items should be placed in a clean bag and labeled with your loved one’s
name and room number. Leave the bag with the staff manning the main entrance. The bag will be delivered to the patient room. Please make sure only healthy family members bring items to the hospital.
For your comfort, the following amenities are available:
- A blanket and pillow may be provided when requested
- 24/7 Access to vending machines on some patient units and lobbies
- Cafeteria and food courts (hours may be limited to daytime hours)
- Public restrooms are available on each unit
Coronavirus Hotline at 800-592-4784
A community resource for timely, accurate information about COVID-19.
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Patient and Family-Centered Care
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Patient and Family Advisors
We continue to look for new ways to strengthen our partnership with our patients and their families, and we encourage you to volunteer as advisors and partner with us to improve the overall experience of patient care.