VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Inpatient visitation will be based on the condition and therapeutic needs of the Veteran.
Number of Visitors
For the Intensive Care Units and Emergency Department, no more than two visitors at a time are preferred.
Food, Medicine, and Beverages
We request that visitors not bring beverages, food or medicines to patients without authorization from the patient’s physicians or nurses.
Children Under 12 Years of Age
Children under 12 years of age must have adult supervision while in the facility.
The attending physician may limit, restrict, or deny visitation for a patient’s health and well-being; we appreciate your understanding when this occurs. In addition, visitors should not come to the medical center if they themselves are ill.
VA General Visitation Policy
The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.