Visiting Hours & Tips

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 Guidelines and Expectations

  • Quiet time on all units is observed from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • All visitors must check in at the Patient Information Desk located in the main lobby or at the Emergency Department Check-in. Restricted Visiting Hours are in place for the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, and Behavioral Health Unit.
  • No more than two visitors may be in a patient room at any given time.
  • If there is a need for a visitor to stay overnight, please arrange for accommodations with staff.
  • Anyone with flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, a cold, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or runny nose will be encouraged to leave.
  • 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.
  • No visitor will be admitted if visibly intoxicated

Cellular Phones

Cellular equipment may interfere with hospital monitoring systems. Please use cell phones only in designated areas of the hospital.

Tobacco-Free Campus

McLaren Bay Region prohibits smoking or tobacco use anywhere in the buildings or on the grounds owned or leased by McLaren Bay Region.

Young Visitors

Children under age 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

General Visiting Hours

8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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 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