Visitor Guidelines

Don’t put off the care you need because of COVID-19. We continue to safely schedule inpatient and outpatient services at Bronson facilities. Schedule your appointment online, call your Bronson practice or call a Bronson Care Advisor at (269) 341-7788. Many providers also offer video visits. Learn more.

Visitor Guidelines

Due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in our community, we currently have visitor restrictions in place to protect patients, staff and visitors.

General Visiting Hours: 9 a.m. -7 p.m.

  • Visitors to inpatients must remain the same one (1) person throughout the entire patient stay.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask throughout their visit.
  • Visitors will be screened upon entry for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visitors should limit travel through hospital to essential needs only, staying in the patient’s room and avoiding use of public common spaces (exception: cafeteria, restrooms)
  • Exceptions are only allowed for non-COVID patients. (Pediatric COVID-19 patients can have two (2) adult visitors that are parents, legal guardians, or their designees, must be the same throughout the patient stay).
  • No visitors allowed for suspected or positive COVID-19 patients (exception: End of Life-see below).

Specific Visitation Restrictions for Each Area

Adult Inpatients

One (1) visitor over the age of 16 years for non-COVID patients.

Visitors are not allowed for inpatients who are COVID positive.

Bronson Birthplace, Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby Unit, Antepartum

  • Patients may have one visitor over the age of 16. Visitor must be the same person throughout the entire patient stay.
  • A certified doula is allowed in addition to above listed visitors.
  • For COVID-19 positive laboring patients, one visitor over the age of 16 will be allowed. Visitor must be the same person throughout the entire patient stay. In effort to minimize travel in and through common public spaces, the designated visitor will remain in the room for meals and restroom needs.

Critical Care

Patients may have one visitor over the age of 16 years for non-COVID-19 positive patients. Visitor must be the same throughout the patient stay. 

Emergency Department

Adult: One (1) visitor over the age of 16 years for non-COVID patients

Pediatric: Two (2) visitors over the age of 16 years for pediatric patients 18 years of age and younger.

Visitors are not allowed for patients who are COVID positive or those being evaluated for their COVID status.

End of Life

Patients may have two visitors who are immediate family and over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same throughout the time. "Immediate family" refers to a spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren over the age of 16 years. Please seek assistance of nursing or social work with questions.

*COVID-19 positive patients at end of life are allowed one designated visitor. The designated visitor must pass the visitation screening requirements and cannot be under quarantine or in isolation.

Fieldstone Center

Visitors are not allowed.

Extenuating circumstances may be determined by the care team.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patients

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same throughout the patient stay.

Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Patients (ages 0 through 18 years of age)

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same two people throughout the patient stay.

Of those two visitors, only parents, legal guardians, potential adoptive parents or foster parents may spend the night. All other visitors should leave at 7pm.

Surgery

Adult and pediatric patients may have one visitor over the age of 16 years during the procedural time.

Outpatient Services

One (1) visitor over age 16 years ONLY if one of the following apply*:

Patients may have one visitor over the age of 16 years ONLY if one of the following applies:

  • Patient requires physical assistance.
  • Patient has cognitive deficit and requires support.
  • Visit involves reviewing studies or developing a plan of care (Examples: results of biopsy, new diagnosis, etc.).
  • Patient is having a procedure that involves sedation.
  • Patient is a minor or 18 years of age or younger.
  • Patient is attending prenatal appointment.

*Additional visitors will be considered based on individual needs of the patient and family. (Examples: childcare for siblings is unavailable, two parents are allowed at newborn appointments if mother has lifting restrictions, or spouse with Alzheimer’s requiring supervision and does not have support, etc.) Notify your leadership if accommodations are required.

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