Hospital Visiting Policies and Hours

Visitor Restrictions

For the safety of all, and in following the Governor’s order to restrict visitors, MidMichigan Health is unable to allow any visitors at this time.

However, we recognize situations in which having a visitor/support person is critical.

Please note these exceptions only apply if a visitor/support person screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19. Those symptoms recently updated from the CDC are: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

Here are the following situations where one healthy visitor/support person is permitted:

  • Patients in serious or critical condition or in hospice care
  • Obstetric patient (one support person and doula with identifying credentials)
  • Pediatric patient or other type of dependent patient who needs parent/foster parent/guardian for representation or care
  • Emergency patient who is not able to speak for self/family member needed to provide information
  • Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor/support person who must leave the medical center as soon as possible after the procedure/surgery
  • Post procedure patient who needs a ride home (will be asked to wait elsewhere and return when needed)
  • Necessary for the provision of care and/or support of activities of daily living such as sitting one on one or helping prepare a rehab family member to go home
  • To exercise power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for individual under the facility’s care
  • To perform official governmental functions

Please note, in support of the Governor’s order and recommendations by the CDC, masks are required for all those in our facilities. In addition, because gloves have the potential to contribute to the spread of the virus, and due to those with severe latex allergies, we ask that gloves be removed before entering our facilities.

Health Evaluation

For the approved visitor or those entering MidMichigan facilities for outpatient testing, we are required to perform a health evaluation of all individuals that are not under the care of the facility each time the individual seeks to enter the facility. Those entering the facility must screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19. Those symptoms recently updated from the CDC are: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. 

Please note, as with our visitor restrictions above, please be aware that in support of the Governor’s order and recommendations by the CDC, masks are required for all those in our facilities. In addition, because gloves have the potential to contribute to the spread of the virus, and due to those with severe latex allergies, we ask that gloves be removed before entering our facilities.

As your trusted health provider, it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to limit the spread of the virus and to keep our patients, employees, health care providers and volunteers safe. Thank you for your support and understanding of these temporary changes.

During this time of limited visitors, we recommend you also explore our Other Ways to Stay in Touch.

Visiting Hours

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena

Medical/Surgical Units (2 South and 3 South)

11 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Inpatient Rehab Unit

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (subject to daily therapy schedules)

Women's Health Unit (WHU)

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare

Emergency Department

As allowed by the physician, based on the patient's medical needs.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Ten minutes on the even hours.

Medical – Surgical Unit

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Outpatient/Same Day Surgery

One driver may accompany the patient.

Pediatrics

Noon - 8 p.m.

Progressive Care Unit

Noon - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin

Emergency Department

As allowed by the physician, based on the patient's medical needs.

Medical – Surgical

Noon - 8 p.m.

Pediatrics

Noon - 8 p.m.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot

Emergency Department

As allowed by the physician, based on the patient's medical needs.

Pediatric Care

Please check with the nurse to determine appropriate visiting times.

Medical - Surgical Care

Please check with the nurse to determine appropriate visiting times.

RehabCentre

Evenings and on weekends. Check with the nurse for additional times.

Maternity

Patient may be accompanied by her support person.

Critical Care Unit

Check with the nurse to determine appropriate visiting times.

Psychiatric Care Unit

Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. (Noon) - 1:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 12 p.m. (Noon) - 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland

The Hospital Entrance is locked from 8 p.m. - 4:15 a.m. For those needing to see a loved one on a patient floor after hours, please enter the Hospital Entrance vestibule and the Security Department will assist you.

Behavioral Health

6 p.m. - 7 p.m., six days a week, no visiting hours on Wednesdays

Emergency Department

As allowed by the physician, depending on patient's medical condition.

Medical and Surgical Unit - 4th and 5th Floors
Progressive Care Unit - 3rd Floor - 3100 & 3600
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) -  3rd Floor
NeuroTrauma Intensive Care Unit (NTICU) - 3rd Floor
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - 3rd Floor

Please check with the nurse to determine appropriate visiting times.

Outpatient Procedures and Testing

One driver may accompany the patient.

Pediatrics

Please check with the nurse to determine appropriate visiting times.

Maternity

Patient may be accompanied by her support person.

MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch

Medical and Surgical Units

Located on the 3rd floor. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily.

Coronary Intensive Care (CICU)

Located on the 3rd floor. Please speak with the nurse before entering the patient's room.

How Do I Call a Patient?

For patient privacy, we do not give out direct phone numbers to inpatient rooms. Please call the switchboard numbers below and ask for the patient by full name. Please keep in mind that patients may elect not to receive phone calls. See more ways to stay in touch.

Hospitals

Alpena (989) 356-7000

Clare (989) 802-5000

Gladwin (989) 426-9286

Gratiot (Alma) (989) 463-1101

Midland (989) 839-3000

West Branch (989) 345-3660

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