Keeping our patients, staff and community safe and healthy is our top priority. Due to an increase in positivity rates for COVID-19 cases in Chippewa County, WMH is updating visitor restrictions. War Memorial’s patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be present as part of the healing process. Visiting hours are likely to change with fluctuations in positivity rates for COVID-19 in Chippewa County.

Effective Monday, March 21, 2022 the visitor policy will be updated as outlined below. masks and social distancing will be enforced. Vaccination is highly recommended.

All patients and visitors (except Emergency Department patients) will be able to enter through the main registration entrance or nolte st. entrance.

This Main Registration Entrance will be open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Nolte St. Entrance will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Visiting Hours will be from 10am – 1pm and 4pm-7pm, 7 days per week including holidays.

For access to emergency care, the WMH Emergency Department entrance will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The main entrance is closed on Sundays.

Visitors are allowed if they meet the following conditions:

Parent or Guardian of a minor patient (minor defined as those 21 years of age or younger)
⦁ Legal Guardian
⦁ End of life, critical condition, or hospice care (pre-arranged, includes COVID+ patients)
⦁ OB Delivery – 2 healthy visitors per patient
⦁ Med/Surg & ICU – healthy visitors allowed during visiting hours
⦁ Outpatient Clinics – 1 healthy visitor per patient, if pediatric both parents/guardians allowed
⦁ Laboratory – 1 person per patient, 2 if pediatric
⦁ Cardiopulmonary – 1 person per patient
⦁ Behavioral Health Clinic – 2 visitors per course of inpatient care. Please consult with BHC Unit for most up to date visiting hours schedule. 

All individuals are required to self-screen and wear a mask. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed to enter the facility.

We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways to consider connecting. We encourage connecting digitally when possible through telephone, email, text or through Skype, Zoom, or Facebook.

WMH Statement on Aggressive Behavior

Our hospital is a healing environment. Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. We do not tolerate ANY forms of aggression. Incidents may result in removal from this facility and prosecution.

Examples of aggressive behavior include but are not limited to:

    Physical assault
⦁    Verbal harassment & abusive language
⦁    Sexual language directed at others
⦁    Threats of any kind
⦁    Refusing to wear a mask