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Visitor Restrictions

DMC sets guidelines on elective surgeries

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive order (2020-17), beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the DMC will postpone all “non-essential procedures” (a medical or dental procedure that is not a medical emergency or necessary to preserve the health and safety of a patient as determined by a licensed medical provider) until the current state of emergency is lifted. Please contact your care provider for more information.

New Visitor Restrictions

For the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff effective immediately, DMC is changing its visitation policy to help to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Based on an executive order issued from Governor Gretchen Whitmer, we are not allowing visitors for most patients until further notice.

According to Executive Order (2020-07), effective today and continuing through April 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all health care facilities must prohibit visitors from entering their facilities unless they are necessary for providing medical care or supporting patient care activities, or visiting under exigent circumstances, such as grave illness or imminent death of a family member under care in the facility.

The ban on visitors starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, and runs through 5 p.m. April 5.

Exceptions may be made for certain patient groups. If you have a loved one in our care, please visit them by phone.

As patients and visitors enter the hospital in areas such as emergency department or registration, hospital staff will continue questioning all of their recent travel and symptoms, including fever or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough. If patients have these symptoms they will be given a mask and asked to call a hot line number 1-888-DMC-3370 for next steps.

Thank you for following these important guidelines.


The Detroit Medical Center has established an after hours COVID-19 information line that will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., 7 days a week for those with questions regarding COVID-19. The number is 1-888-DMC-3370. 

For general information about COVID-19, please visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s website.

Read our Memo to Patients from our CEO

Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit

For your safety, we are checking all patients, visitors and staff at all DMC facilities for a cough, sore throat and fever. Any persons with a temperature over 100 degrees will not be permitted into the hospital. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.