McLaren Flint
Patient and Visitor Information


To help keep our communities and our patients healthy, McLaren Flint continues to enforce the following family and visitor restrictions:

  • Any patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who is on droplet precautions awaiting test results, will not be able to have visitors
  • Inpatient visitation is restricted to 8 am – 8 pm (exclusions listed below).
  • Each ER patient and admitted patient may have one healthy adult visitor at a time. There can be multiple visitors, however, only one may be with the patient at a time and exchange of visitors must take place in either the ER waiting room or main lobby of the hospital, not at the bedside.
  • Patients with scheduled outpatient procedures may bring one healthy adult visitor 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. - 3 p.m.).
  • ICU, CCU, and 2C visiting hours are 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

It is our responsibility to help keep our patients, staff, and community safe, and we believe limiting the number of individuals entering the hospital will help do so. We will continue to assist our patients with virtual visits whenever possible through FaceTime, Zoom, or other appropriate technology to ensure they can stay connected with loved ones who are unable to visit in person.

All Visitors who are approved to enter will be:

  • Screened for symptoms. If symptomatic, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Expected to wear a facemask while in the hospital.
  • Expected to stay at the patient’s bedside and not wander.
  • 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.

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.