McLaren Bay Region
Patient and Visitor Information

Our team wants your visit to be the most comfortable that it can be. Whether you're being cared for as a patient, or just visiting a loved one, please refer to the various information regarding food, visitation hours and guidelines, parking information, and much more.

If you have any questions during your visit to McLaren Bay Region, please do not hesitate to ask any employee and we will help point you in the right direction.

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Please note: some exclusions may apply

General Visiting Hours

8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Hospitalized patients need the support of family and friends and visitors can help raise patients spirits, a key to recovery. Following these guidelines can make these visits even more effective, safer and more worthwhile for you and the patient.

Visitor Expectations

  • Quiet Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (observed on all units)
  • Check In: All visitors must be screened.
  • Children: Children under age 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Cell Phones: Cellular equipment may interfere with hospital monitoring systems. Please use cellular phones only in designated areas of the hospital.
  • Visitation Restrictions:
  • Non-Smoking: Smoking and/or the use of any tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.
  • Masks: Must be properly worn (covering the mouth and nose) throughout the hospital and in patient rooms.
  • Hand Hygiene: Please regularly practice proper hand hygiene upon entering and exiting patient rooms.

Visitor guidelines are subject to change in order to meet health, safety, or other emergency needs. Any and all such changes will be clearly communicated to visitors at the Information Desk.

After Hours

Visitors may enter through the Emergency Department between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am
Visitors will be screened by security personnel and approved by the Nursing Unit prior to visiting.

Specialty Units

Birthing Center

  • General Visitation: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm (as desired by patient)
  • Fathers or birth partners: Any time.
  • Quiet time: as desired by patient.
  • Patients in labor may have two visitors in attendance whichincludes the coach/support person. Other arrangements can bemade in special circumstances with the Providers approval.
  • There is a limit of 2 healthy adult visitors per patient. At this time, minor visitors are not allowed. Visitors who are ill, especially with a fever, should refrain from visiting.

Behavioral Health Unit

  • Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekend and Holidays: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Exceptions may be granted by the patient’s psychiatrist for visitation at other times.

Critical Care Units (ICU)

  • One to two family members each hour on the half hour.
  • Other limitations may be in place depending upon the patient’s condition. Please check with the nurses on the unit for up-to-date information.
  • Visitors are encouraged to check at the Nurses' Station beforeentering a patient's room. Children under the age of 12 are encouraged not to visit. However, the Critical Care staff willwork with the family if there are unusual circumstances.Food, beverages and cell phones are not permitted.

Emergency Department:

  • Two (2) visitors are allowed per patient who will serve asspokesperson for the patient.
  • Additional visitors may be allowed for extenuatingcircumstances.

Geriatric Psych:

  • Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend and Holidays: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Exceptions may be granted by the patient’s psychiatrist forvisitation at other times.

Inpatient Rehab:

  • Visiting hours (West Campus - Rehabilitation Unit) are Monday -Saturday, 3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, 1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., or may begin afterthe last therapy session.
  • The number of visitors in a patient’s room are to the discretionof the Rehab staff.
  • Exceptions are as follows:
  • Scheduled conferences and family/significant othertraining.
  • Specific appointments with Rehab Staff and/orSpecialists.
  • Primary Caregivers are allowed and encouraged tocome at any time.


  • General Visitation: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Parents: Any time
  • Siblings: May visit during regular visitor hours and remain with parents. Minors are not allowed to spend the night.

Electronic Device Use

To preserve the integrity and privacy of all patients, the use of ALL cameras and recording devices, including but not limited to, cell phone recording functions, is prohibited in patient care settings. Additionally, the use of mobile and electronic devices should be limited in patient care settings, and is prohibited in certain patient care settings if the use will interfere with medical equipment use. These areas will be marked accordingly to ensure patient safety and compliance.

Parking and Directions

Patient and visitor lots are located immediately to the west and south of the main campus. Please follow the parking signs.


Free parking is available at all McLaren Bay Region campuses.

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Keeping our patients and employees safe during COVID-19

We have steadfastly continued to provide life-saving care throughout the onset of coronavirus and are determined to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve into the future.

Learn about the measures we're taking to help keep patients and employees safe during these unprecedented times.

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