McLaren Central Michigan
Patient and Visitor Information

McLaren Central Michigan Patient and Visitor Info

Thank you for choosing McLaren Central Michigan for your health care needs. 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 Central Michigan, please do not hesitate to ask any employee and we will help point you in the right direction.

Visits from family and friends can play an important role in patient care. Visiting hours are determined by the severity and type of the patient's illness as well as the patient's needs and wants. Ask a health care team member about any special policies regarding visiting policies.

General Visiting Hours

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Visitor Expectations

  • 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)
  • 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.

*Allowance of visitors/caregivers/guardians is predicated on a successful screening upon hospital entry. Visitors/caregivers/guardians are required to wear masks at all times. No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted. No overnight visitors are allowed with the exception of OB and pediatric patients. Visitors are not allowed to rotate in a single day. COVID-19 positive patients are not allowed visitors unless approved by administration.

Effective October 4, 2021:

Are ER patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. An ER patient is allowed to have a person accompany them once it is deemed by the ED staff the patient is not suspected of having COVID. Once permitted, the accompanying party MUST remain in the patient’s room throughout the duration of their stay (if allowed by the physician) or may wait in the ER lobby. If the patient is a child under the age of 21, both parents or guardians may accompany the patient. Additional visitors are NOT allowed into the ED but may wait in the ED lobby (with proper masking).

Are surgical patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. Surgical or procedure patients are allowed one person to accompany them. They are allowed to wait in the Shirley Decker Surgical Lobby, the East Entrance Lobby or may choose to wait in their vehicle. These arrangements can be made with the Surgical Desk Hostess. Under most circumstances, the accompanying person will be allowed a brief visit in pre-op, post-op and/or on the Med/Surg floor; certain exclusions may apply given specific situations.

Are ICU patients allowed a visitor?
Yes. ICU patients are allowed two visitors. The visitors will be asked to remain in the patient’s room during the extent of their visit.

Are all Med/Surg patients allowed a visitor?
Yes, ALL Med/Surg patients are allowed two visitors.

Are patients nearing death allowed visitors?
Yes. Patients nearing death are allowed visitors. Arrangements can be made to accommodate visitors with the nursing manager or supervisor.

Are pediatric patients allowed visitors?
Both parents or guardians are allowed to remain with the patient during the extent of their hospital stay.

Are Lab, Diagnostic Imaging and all other outpatients allowed to have someone accompany them?
No, unless they require a caregiver, are attending an obstetrical ultrasound or are under the age of 21.

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.

Can patients in the Family Birthing Center have visitors?
Labor and delivery patients are allowed one support person throughout the duration of their stay and one doula through their delivery process. One additional visitor per day is allowed; it must be the same person for the same day, visitors are not allowed to rotate in a single day.

Smoke-Free Campus

McLaren Central Michigan is a non-smoking/non-vaping campus.

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.

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