Visitor Hours & Information

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours for all floors not mentioned below are daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Immediate Family Anytime:

11F Oncology
Day of Surgery
4-Central Surgical Care Unit
Critical Condition

Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit
To ensure the best possible environment for healing, there are several restrictions that apply to the ICU and CCU. Visitation is restricted to the patient's immediate family, 18 years of age and older. We ask that visits are kept short and there are no more than two people per visit.

The front entrance to the ICU is locked to visitors between the hours of 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The back hallway in the ICU will be locked at all times. Both entrances will be accessible by ID badge only.

The CCU will doors will be locked between 7:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The doors will be unlocked for visiting hours which are from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Entrance to the CCU at any other time will be by ID badge only.

Visiting Hours:
Open: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The BirthPlace (LDRP/Maternity)
Visiting hours from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mother's designated support person may visit anytime.

Behavioral Health (7-Central)
Immediate Family aged 18 and older only
Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No visiting hours Monday, Wednesday or Friday
Major Holidays 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Visiting Regulations

The following are general guidelines for visitors:

  • To set a healthy example for the community. McLaren Flint is a smoke-free building. Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere on the Medical Center campus, except the designated smoking areas outside.
  • For health and safety reasons, visitors must dress appropriately and wear shoes and a shirt.
  • No more than four visitors are allowed at the bedside at one time. In some patient areas, fewer than four visitors may be allowed, depending on the patient's condition. Visitors in semi-private rooms are expected to be considerate of both patients.
  • To aid in the patient's recovery, people with colds, sore throats or any contagious disease should not visit patients.
  • Visits should be kept short to allow patients plenty of rest.
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.  One hour each afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., is designated quiet time for the patients. During this time lighting and sound levels on the patient floors are lowered to provide a restful atmosphere."
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments, or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.

Waiting Areas
There are specially designed lounge areas for visitors on patient floors and on the main floor in the lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the critical care units, the emergency department and surgery. A nurse liaison is available in the surgical waiting room area to help keep families informed about the progress of the surgery and the patient's condition.

Sitter Services
McLaren does not offer sitter services for in-patients. Some insurances cover sitter services for certain situations. McLaren Visiting Nurse & Hospice or Home Health are possible sources for providing this care. If you feel your loved one may require constant supervision while admitted, please see the nurse manager for referral information.

Information Desk

Patient Gifts
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients. Certain gifts, including food, fresh flowers and live plants, are prohibited in the Critical Care Units. Cards and balloons are encouraged. Please check with the nurse to make sure your gift is appropriate.

Latex balloons are not permitted in the Medical Center due to health reasons.  Mylar balloons are permitted and available at the gift shop.