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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Marlette Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, quality healthcare services to our communities. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive orders, Marlette Regional Hospital has implemented extraordinary measures to maintain the health and wellbeing of all who enter our facilities. The visitation policy is subject to change at management’s discretion based upon current conditions.

Visitor Restrictions for All MRH-Owned Facilities  – Updated 2/16/2022

With the increased COVID positivity rate in our community and the increased number of patients presenting with COVID-like symptoms to our hospital for services, we are updating our patient visitation to the following to assist in keeping out staff and our patients healthy:

Due to the changes in the COVID positivity rates in our community, we are updating our patient visitation to the following:

  • Emergency Department
    • One designated visitor that must remain in the ED the whole time, once the visitor leaves they will not be permitted to return until the patient is discharged.
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17, one healthy parent that must remain at the bedside.
    • Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
    • Patients presenting with COVID symptoms-No visitors until the COVID test comes back negative. If it comes back positive the patient will continue to have no visitors.
  • Surgical Services
    • One bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present.
  • Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed Patients
    • One designated visitor a day that must stay in the patient’s room the whole time. Once that visitor leaves they are not permitted to return until the next day.
    • Patients admitted that are COVID positive, No visitors in the COVID rooms.
    • Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC)
    • Please contact the LTC at 989-635-4400
  • Hospice
    • Two visitors at a time that must remain in the resident’s room
  • Outpatient Testing
    • Only the patient, unless the patient is under the age of 17, then a parent may accompany
    • Unless extenuating circumstances require a visitor to be present
  • Outpatient Procedure with Sedation
    • One bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
  • Physician Office Appointments
    • One visitor accompanying the patient
  • ALL allowed visitors must pass health screening prior to visit and are required to wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit. Visitors that fail to follow this requirement will be asked to leave.
  • Visitors accommodations shall be flexible in all care settings for patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or blind.
  • If more visitors present than are allowed to visit, the excess visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
  • All visitors will be required to socially distance themselves from the patient, other visitors, and all staff.

We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity in our area along with the surrounding communities and updating patient visitation accordingly and/or as allowed by state and federal regulations. Visitation policies are subject to change without notice as we monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in our area.

Telemedicine Visits Now Available Through Family Healthcare Practices
Marlette Regional Hospital is continuing to offer telemedicine visits through our family healthcare practices for those who do not feel comfortable coming to our offices.

Telemedicine allows for patients to meet with a care provider remotely from the convenience of their own home using a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing app that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. This technology allows for a healthcare provider to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients without physically seeing them in person.

Telemedicine visits are available during normal hours of operation at all of our family healthcare practices. Patients can call to schedule an appointment as they normally would and will be instructed to download the app prior to their visit. For more information, please contact one of our offices by phone.

Prevention, Education & Resources
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, www.michigan.gov/mdhhs
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, www.cdc.gov
Sanilac County Community Mental Health, www.sanilaccmh.org
Lapeer County Community Mental Health, www.lapeercmh.org