Visiting Hours

St. Clair Health recognizes that visits from family and friends are important during a patient’s hospitalization. 

 The following guidelines are in effect until further notice.

  • All permitted visitors and Support Persons must:
    • Be accompanied by an adult if under 16 years of age (and count as 1 visitor);
    • Masks are optional with the following exceptions:
      • Visitors experiencing respiratory symptoms should not enter the facility.
      • Masking is still recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals.
      • Patients and team members experiencing respiratory symptoms are required to mask while in St. Clair Health facilities.
    • Self monitor for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, loss of taste or smell.
  • Inpatient Units: Two (2) visitors at a time are welcome between the hours of 9 AM – 9 PM with the following exceptions:
    • Medical/Surgical Inpatient Unit: Two visitors at a time are welcome between the hours of 9 AM – 9 PM
    • Critical Care Units: Up to two (2) visitors at a time are welcome between the hours of Noon – 2 PM and 5 PM – 7 PM
    • COVID-Positive Patients: Visitation will be on an individual basis in accordance with patient’s clinical condition. Visitors will be given a KN95 mask for use when in the patient’s room and are asked not to utilize common areas of the hospital. 
    • Family Birth Center:
      • During labor and delivery, two (2) support persons over the age of 18 are welcome.
      • In postpartum rooms, two (2) visitors are welcome between the hours of 11 AM – 9 PM. This includes siblings. Any visitor under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
      • One (1) adult support person may stay overnight.
  • Emergency Department: Two visitors may accompany the patient throughout their visit. Note that visitors will be asked to wait in the waiting room during the initial 15-minute assessment of the patient, before joining them in a treatment room where they are asked to remain for the duration of the stay. 

Exceptions to this policy may be made in consultation with the care team under extenuating circumstances.