Visitor Restrictions, Screening Guidelines & Closures: COVID-19

March 12, 2020

CLOSURES

  • The only open entrances to the hospital are the Main Entrance and the Emergency Department Entrance until further notice.
    • The Main Entrance to the hospital is open from 7:30 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday
    • The Emergency Department Entrance is open 24 hours a day, 7 days week

  • Medical Records is closed to the public until further notice. Phone calls and email requests will still be taken, but they will not be open for walk-ins.
  • Apothecary Houghton is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm until further notice.
  • Apothecary HME is closed on Fridays starting Friday, April 3, until further notice.
  • Apothecary Hancock is open regular hours: 8:30 am - 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am - 2 pm on weekends
    • Access to the Apothecary can be made through the Emergency Department on weekends
  • The Guilded Rose Gift Shop is closed until further notice
  • The UPHS - Portage CafĂ© will only be open for patients and employees
  • The UPHS - Portage Fitness Center is closed until further notice
    • Any memberships or packages will be frozen from March 15, 2020, and restarted when the Fitness Center is reopened
  • PortagePointe is closed to all visitors
  • UPHS - Portage Rehab and Sports Medicine located in the SDC at Michigan Tech remains open regular hours while the SDC is closed
  • UPHS - Portage continues to see patients for their scheduled appointments. If you previously arranged to see your doctor, please attend as planned. Call your provider's office directly if you have any questions.

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS NOW IN EFFECT

The following visitor restrictions have been implemented at UPHS - Portage per Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-07 for the State of Michigan:

Effective immediately and continuing through April 5, 2020, at 5:00 pm, all health care facilities must prohibit any visitors entering their facility that: 

  • Are not necessary for the provision of medical care, the support of activities of daily living, or the exercise of power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for an individual under the facility's care;
  • Are not a parent, foster parent, or guardian of an individual who is 21 years of age or under who is under the facility's care;
  • Are not visiting an individual under the facility's care that is in serious or critical condition or in hospice care;
  • And are not visiting under exigent circumstances or for the purpose of performing official government functions.
  • PortagePointe is closed to all visitors

UPHS - Portage continues to see patients for their scheduled appointments. If you previously arranged to see your doctor, please attend as planned. Call your provider's office directly with any questions.

SCREENING GUIDELINES

Effective immediately and continuing through April 5, 2020, at 5:00 pm, all health care facilities must perform a health evaluation of all individuals that are not under the care of the facility each time the individual seeks to enter the facility and must deny entry to those individuals who do not meet the evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria include:

  • Symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat;
  • And contact in the last 14 days with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.

We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. We stand ready to serve you. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to protect our patients and keep our communities safe. For up-to-date information, visit www.CDC.gov.