Televisions are provided for each patient at no charge on most patient care units. If your television is not working properly, please let your nurse know, or call 16778 and request repair services.
How to use your television:
- Push TV button once to turn on
- Hold TV button to turn television off - the TV will click through 4 channels then power down
Your room assignment at McLaren Flint is based upon your admitting diagnosis and bed availability on the day of admission. McLaren's policy is to admit and treat all patients, without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, physical or mental limitations, or source of payment.
Your Hospital Bed
Hospital beds are electrically operated, and are probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Your nurse will show you how to properly operate your bed. Bedrails are for your protection. They may be raised during the day or at night if you are resting, recovering from surgery, or taking certain medications.
Calling Your Nurse
A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
Telephones are provided in each room, except in the Critical Care Units. Local and toll-free calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing 9 and the number. There is an automatic additional charge that covers any local calls made. If you do not intend to use this service, please contact the cashier's office at Ext. 2245 to cancel this service as soon as possible after admission. Long distance calls can be made collect, or charged to your telephone credit card by dialing 9, then 0, and the number. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room.
Your family and friends can call you in your room by dialing the number listed on the individual telephone, or through the McLaren Flint operator (810) 342-2000.
Patient account representatives can answer questions about your hospital bill and help you interpret financial policies and billing procedures. Patient Accounting can be reached by calling (810) 342-2219, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.