McLaren Flint
Patient and Visitor Information

RESTRICTIONS ON VISITORS, SUPPLIERS & NONESSENTIAL TRAFFIC

Visitation Hours

  • Hospital visiting hours are from 8 am to 8 pm for all inpatient areas except Critical Care.
  • Critical Care areas, which include ICU, CCU, and 2C NICU, are from 8 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.

To help keep our communities, patients, and staff healthy, McLaren Flint has put into place the following family and visitor guidelines:

  • Visitation is restricted for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Each ER patient and admitted patient may have two healthy adults at the bedside. Other visitors may alternate throughout the day, up to three exchanges a day, with only two visitors in the hospital at one time.
  • Patients with scheduled outpatient procedures and scheduled surgical procedures, may have two healthy adult visitors with them who will be screened for symptoms.
  • Expecting mothers may have up to two visitors.
  • Pediatric patients may have up to two Parents/ Guardians.
  • Behavioral health patients may have one Adult Visitor four times per week (Tues, Thurs., Sat., and Sun 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • Children who are visiting will need to be supervised while in the building.

All visitors will be:

  • Screened for symptoms. If symptomatic, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Patients infected with 2019-nCoV may experience:
    • Fever (>= 100.4° F) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Expected to wear an actual facemask (no bandanas or make-shift masks) always covering both the nose and mouth.
  • Expected to always stay in the patient’s room except when using the bathroom or purchasing food.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance in all areas when possible.
  • Expected to limit the items brought in, reducing the chances of taking germs back home.
  • Expected to limit time in public areas, such as the cafeteria.
  • Expected to sanitize/wash hands every time you enter or leave the patient’s room.
  • Expected to leave immediately when visitation is over, and not wander through hallways.

All Visitors who are approved to enter will (be):

  • Register their name and indicate the patient they are visiting.
  • Given visitor instructions and acknowledge receipt and understanding of expectations.
  • Issued a color-coded visitor badge with the visit date
    • Green bar= Inpatient visitations
    • Red bar = ED patients

Social Visitation

Social visitation with loved ones can be done by telephone, Zoom or FaceTime.

McLaren Flint’s Patient Experience Team has worked with our caregivers to make patients aware that they have the option of communicating with loved ones via a Zoom meeting. Create an account and download Zoom for free. If your loved one does not have a device to use Zoom, they may ask their caregiver for a McLaren Flint issued device. Should they need help beginning a Zoom meeting, their caregivers may assist.

Should your loved one have communication challenges and not be able to ask for a Zoom or FaceTime social visitation, please call the hospital operator at (810) 342-2000 and request to be transferred to his or her care unit. Staff on that floor can assist you in getting in touch with your loved one.