Limited Visitation Restrictions

At UP Health System – Portage, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees, and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community and follow state and federal guidelines as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.

Effective Tuesday, May 25, 2021, UPHS-Portage will be allowing limited visitation as follows:

  • One (1) well visitor for adult patients in the Emergency Department
  • One (1) well visitor for adult patients coming for a procedural appointment (operating room, endoscopy, interventional radiology, etc)
  • Two (2) well visitors at a time for inpatients.  Visiting hours are from 9am-7pm.
  • Two (2) well visitors at a time for patients coming to an Outpatient appointment.
  • Two (2) well visitors for pediatric patients. 

All designated visitors with approval to enter the facility are required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering.  The CDC’s new masking guidance for fully vaccinated people does not apply to healthcare settings.  We are continuing to wear masks out of an abundance of caution and to protect our patients and each other.

We continue to screen everyone who enters our facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.

We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. As a large regional hospital serving the residents of the Upper Peninsula, we are continuing to provide the necessary care our communities need. 

For up-to-date information, visit You can also visit our website and view up-to-date COVID-19 information for UPHS – Portage at

PortagePointe continues to have limited visitation restrictions.

Signage is posted around the facility notifying visitors and the community of these restrictions and guidelines. To view our current hours and points of access into the facility, click here.

Loved ones are welcome again.

It's been a hard year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has faced a number of new challenges as we have worked to protect each other’s health and well-being. Perhaps one of the biggest of those challenges has been separation from others – whether that means forgoing in-person gatherings, grabbing coffee with a friend or visiting a loved one who is receiving care at the hospital.

As we come closer than ever to putting the pandemic behind us, we are pleased to announce that our visitation restrictions are relaxing, and loved ones are welcome again. We know that it has been difficult to be apart from family and friends who are receiving care, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding while restrictions were in place to protect the health of our patients and staff.

We are so pleased to welcome our patients’ loved ones back to the hospital to visit. It’s been a hard year. Let’s make the next one better…together.