McLaren Central Michigan
Patient and Visitor Information

Patient and Visitor Information

Mt. Pleasant, MI – McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) will be tightening visitor restrictions as of today, November 9, 2020.

“In an effort to keep our staff, patients and community safe, McLaren Central Michigan will be implementing further visitor restrictions,” said Darrell Lentz, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO.  “It is critical we take every measure possible to help mitigate the spread of infection; yet we also understand the importance of connecting with loved ones.  Alternative ways to visit family and friends are available and include virtual visits with hand-held devices.”

Update to hospital entrances

In an effort to strengthen COVID-19 precautions and minimize person-to-person contact across our organization, McLaren Central Michigan will be adjusting how we direct patients through our doors.” said Darrell Lentz, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. “We cannot emphasize enough to our community how important it is to not delay seeking care; routine, preventative and emergent. Our hospital continues to take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff; this recent change in entrances is yet another example of how we continue to do just that.

The East entrance (former ER entrance) will now serve as the main point of entry into the hospital for the majority of patients. Patients accessing the Medical Arts Building, Mammography or picking up oral contrast from the hospital pharmacy will continue to use the West entrance (off of Brown St.). The Emergency Department and Morey Cancer Center entrances remain open.

Enter East Entrance for:

  • Outpatient Registration
  • Direct Admit
  • OB Registration
  • Sleep Lab
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Lab
  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • HVC
  • Same Day Surgery

Enter West Entrance for:

  • Mammography
  • Medical Arts Building Clinics
  • Pharmacy

See the below list of answers to frequently asked questions:

Are ER patients allowed to have one person accompany them?

No.  Exceptions: If a patient is under the age of 21, both parents or legal guardians may accompany the patient.  Parents/legal guardians MUST remain in the patient’s room throughout the duration of their stay.  If a patient requires aid from a caregiver, the caregiver may accompany the patient. The caregiver MUST remain in the patient’s room throughout the duration of their stay.  Additional visitors are NOT allowed in the ED lobby. The hospital understands in certain exigent circumstances, other exceptions will apply.

Are surgical patients allowed to have one person accompany them?

Yes.  A surgical patient may have one person accompany them and wait in the Shirley Decker Surgical Lobby.  Visitors are NOT allowed in post-op, pre-op or on patient floors.

Are ICU patients allowed a visitor?

No.  McLaren iPads are available for virtual visits.

Are Med/Surg patients allowed a visitor?

No. McLaren iPads are available for virtual visits.

Are pediatric patients allowed visitors?

If the patient is under the age of 21, both parents or legal guardians may remain with the patient during the extent of their hospital stay and must remain in the patients room.

Are patients utilizing outpatient services such as Lab, Mammography, Ultrasound, etc., allowed to have someone accompany them?

No.  Exceptions: Patients requiring a caregiver or who are under the age of 21 may have one support person accompany them.

Are patients in the Family Birthing Center allowed visitors? 

Labor and delivery patients are allowed one support person throughout the duration of their stay and one doula.

Is the Morey Cancer Center allowing patients to bring a companion?

The Morey Cancer Center is adhering to all Karmanos visitor guidelines. Patients receiving a “new consult” or patients here for a treatment education session are allowed one person to accompany them.

Additional information:

  • Allowance of visitor/caregiver/support person is predicated on a successful screening upon hospital entry. 
  • Visitor/caregiver/support person is required to wear a mask.  
  • No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted.  
  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive patients.  
  • Patients at the end of life are allowed visitors; arrangements can be made with hospital administration.

For additional clarification or questions, community members can contact hospital administration at 989.772.6720.

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