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.
Visitor Restrictions for All MRH-Owned Facilities
To honor social distancing measures, Marlette Regional Hospital is permitting limited visitors to its facilities until further notice. Visitors refers to anyone accompanying a patient seeking medical care or those seeking entry to visit someone admitted to the hospital or hospice.
For emergency room, surgical services, hospice, and physician office visits, one healthy person is allowed to accompany or visit a patient. Pediatric patients under the age of 17 are allowed two healthy parents/guardians. No visitors are allowed to accompany patients for outpatient testing. For outpatient procedures with sedation, one bed-side visitor is allowed to remain in the patient’s room. Visitors will be permitted one at a time Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for inpatient, observation, and the swing bed. Sunday and Holidays by scheduled arrangement by calling the Acute Care Nurse’s Station 989-635-4100, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. Exceptions will be made for parents/guardians accompanying minors, those exercising power of attorney, those with physical/mental impairments, and certain compassionate care situations such as end-of-life care.
To protect our most vulnerable populations living in congregate settings, no visitors are permitted to our Long-Term Care Unit nor our Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence at this time. Please contact those facilities for virtual (Facetime) or window visit arrangements.
Limited Entrances & Screening
Marlette Regional Hospital is evaluating all persons entering our facilities for COVID-19 symptoms and everyone is required to wear a face covering. If you cannot medically tolerate a face mask, face shields are available. All entrances have been closed with the exception of the entrances listed below. Please note their open/close times.
– ER entrance: Open 24/7
– Main Entrance: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday); 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Saturday)
– Employee Entrance/Loading Dock (staff only)
Clinical personnel are stationed at these entrances to perform COVID-19 screenings.
For patients arriving at our family healthcare practices, a pre-screening will be performed over the phone and a thorough COVID-19 screening will be performed upon arrival before entering the clinic.
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