McLaren Bay Region
Patient and Visitor Information

Restricted Visiting Hours

McLaren Bay Region is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. McLaren is closely following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to protect the health and safety of the community.

With this approach in place, McLaren Bay Region is currently under visitor restrictions, effective immediately:

  • Our hospital is not allowing inpatient visitation except for labor & delivery and patients at the end of life.
  • Social visitation should be via telephone or Facetime.

McLaren Bay Region understands that visiting loved ones in times of illness is important. However, putting the best interest of our patients and community members first by doing our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 is our primary concern at this time.

Labor Support Person Restrictions

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are extremely fortunate to be able to allow the laboring patients on the Family BirthPlace ONE designated support person and/or doula during their hospital stay. However, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we have instituted the following:

All support persons MUST stay at the bedside on the unit throughout the entire hospitalization. NO switching out of support persons will be allowed.

The support person will be allowed to leave the McLaren Bay Region grounds ONE time to gather personal items, food, etc.

If the support person chooses to leave again, then they will NOT be allowed back in the Family BirthPlace.

Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and supper trays will be provided to the support person throughout the hospitalization. Refrigerators are also located in each patient room for storage of personal food items.

Any support person will be asked to leave if they start exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for your support to keep our patients and staff safe.

Thank you for choosing McLaren Bay Region

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

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 check in at the Patient Information Desk located in the main lobby or at the Emergency Department Check-in.
  • 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:
    • No more than two visitors may be in a patient room at any given time.
    • Restricted Visiting Hours are in place for the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit and the Behavioral Health Unit.
  • Overnight Accommodations: If there is a need for a visitor to stay overnight, please arrange for accommodations with staff.
  • 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.
    • Because the nursing staff is not able to care for you if you leave the building, patients may not leave the hospital to smoke.
    • For information about how to quit smoking, call Cardiac Rehabilitation at 989-667-6641.

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. Family

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


  • General Visitation: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Parents: Any time

Critical Care Units (ICU)

  • One to two family members for five minutes, 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.

Behavioral Health Unit

  • Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Holidays: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fire Safety

We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, hospital staff will notify you. The hospital is fire resistant, and our employees are well-trained in safety procedures.

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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