Masking Requirements and Visitors

Effective October 27, 2023


Masking Requirements


Manitoulin Health Centre returns to Mandatory Universal Masking to ensure the safety of patients, staff members, visitors and the community as the region experiences an increase in COIVD-19 activity.


On arrival to Manitoulin Health Centre (Little Current and Mindemoya Sites):

  • Clean your hands with the alcohol-based hand rub provided before and after you put on a mask.
  • Put on a new facemask from the dispenser at the main entrance of the Hospital. 
  • If you are wearing a cloth or disposable mask from home, you are required to put on a new Hospital-provided, medical-grade mask. 
  • A new Hospital-provided medical mask is required each time that you visit the hospital.
  • Masks must remain on during your entire visit
  • Masks must cover your nose and mouth.
  • Please practice physical distancing inside the Hospital. Follow directions from staff, and wall signage.


Prior to coming to the Hospital for any scheduled appointments:

  • If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, or any other symptoms of respiratory illness or
  • Were exposed to COVID-19 or
  • Are COVID-19 positive.


Please call the Hospital at 705-368-2300 Little Current or 705-377-5311 Mindemoya to inform staff. Switchboard will redirect you call to the appropriate department.  


Hospital staff will provide guidance and advise you if you need to reschedule your appointment. In some situations, it may be recommended that you keep your appointment.




Manitoulin Health Centre recognizes the critical role visitors play in the care of patients. Visitors provide support, comfort, and social connection to patients while in hospital. In many instances, family members and loved ones are needed to communicate and collaborate with the clinical team with a patient or on a patient’s behalf.


At the present time, there are no restrictions on patient visitors.


NOTE: This policy may be modified or revised in the event of emergency, pandemics, outbreaks, or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Manitoulin Health Centre will communicate any changes to the public in a timely manner



The MHC Team thanks you for your understanding.




There is no cost to park at either the Mindemoya or Little Current sites of Manitoulin Health Centre.


Manitoulin Health Centre welcomes visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily


  • In consideration of other resting patients and care requirements, visitors are limited to two visitors per patients at one time.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and be supervised at all times.
  • Visiting patients in the Emergency Department (ED) is determined by the ED staff.
  • Please check with the nursing staff to discuss visiting options for special care areas such as Labour and Delivery and the Hospice Suite.
  • If patients require additional rest or are undergoing a procedure, visiting may be restricted.
  • If you see signage outside a patient’s room indicating that precautions must be taken, please speak to a nurse before entering the room. This is to protect both you and the patient.


These visiting guidelines are intended to provide our patients with privacy and the time that they need to rest and to heal, and to help us reduce the risk of infection.


The main entrance at both sites will be locked between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.


Visitor restrictions will continue to be implemented in specific circumstances such as an outbreak or emergency situations.


Barrier free washrooms are available for your use in the main corridors at each site.


It is important to clean your hands before and after visiting. Please use the hand sanitizer solution provided in hallways, patient rooms and main entrances.


MHC is a scent aware facility. Please limit the use of scents prior to visiting as some staff, patients, and visitors are sensitive to scents.


We look forward to your visit!