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

Effective April 10, 2021

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

  • Visitors are not allowed. Vaccination status is not a consideration.
  • Exceptions listed by category below. For those exceptions:
    • Visitors must be the same throughout the duration of the patient's 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)

Specific Visitation Restrictions for Each Area

Adult Inpatients

Visitors are not allowed.

Exceptions: Patients that need a support person who is medically necessary for the care and discharge needs of the patient; not for emotional support. This exception is extended for patients who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments including dementia, or behavioral concerns and/or patients who need communication support or assistance due to the specifics of their disability.

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. Only exception is for a patient who is under 18 years of age, who is allowed two visitors. One must be 18 years of age or older.
  • A certified doula is allowed in addition to above listed visitor.
  • 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

Visitors are not allowed. Exceptions may be made for end of life situations.

Emergency Department

Visitors are not allowed.

Exceptions: One (1) visitor over the age 16 years for pediatric patients 18 years of age and younger, patients with cognitive impairments, or patients who are critically ill.

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

End of Life

Patients may have up to six designated visitors, with only two visiting at a time. Visitors must be immediate family over the age of 16 years.  "Immediate family" refers to a spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren or companion over the age of 16 years. Please seek assistance of nursing or social work with questions.

*This does not apply to COVID-19 positive patients. COVID-19 positive patients may have two designated visitors at End of Life. Visitors must be able to pass screening and cannot be under quarantine.

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 throughout the patient stay. Of those two visitors, only parent, legal guardian, potential adoptive parent or foster parents may spend the night. All other visitors should leave by 7 p.m.

Surgery

Adults may have one visitor over the age of 16 years during the procedural time.

Pediatric patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 for patients 18 years of age and younger.

Bronson Cancer Center Kalamazoo

Patients receiving infusion treatment may have one visitor over the age of 16 years throughout their visit on that day.

Patients not receiving infusion treatments may have one visitor over the age of 16 years only if one of the following applies:

Patient requires physical assistance
Patient has cognitive impairment and requires support
Visit involves reviewing studies or developing a plan of care (Examples: new consult, new diagnosis, chemo education, etc.)

Outpatient Services

No visitors allowed.

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 the review of studies, development of a care plan or is a routine prenatal visit.
  • Patient is having a procedure that involves sedation.
  • Patient is 18 years of age or under.

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