McLaren Greater Lansing
Patient and Visitor Information

Thank you for choosing McLaren Greater Lansing

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 Bay Region, please do not hesitate to ask any employee and we will help point you in the right direction.

General Visiting Hours

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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.

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.

Visitor guidelines are subject to change in order to meet health, safety, or other emergency needs. Any and all such changes will be clearly communicated to visitors at the Information Desk.

Family Birthing

The Maternal Child Health Center (Obstetrics) is open to fathers and significant others at any time, and other visitors may come daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Parents may visit their child in the Child and Adolescent Center (Pediatrics) at any time.

Medical / Surgical Units

Early visitation privileges are extended to family members of patients having surgery or tests. Relatives wishing to visit a patient scheduled for surgery should plan their visit at least one hour before the scheduled procedure. During surgery and recovery, the family is invited to wait in the Family Lounge (Greenlawn campus) or the Surgical Lounge (Pennsylvania campus).

Medical Geropsychiatric unit

The Medical Geropsychiatric Unit also has special visiting hours and rules that are strictly enforced. Patients on this unit are asked to specify in advance who they will allow to visit them, and visitors must sign in to the Nurse’s station before seeing the patient, an ID may be required.

You are not allowed to use your cell phone on the GEMS unit. Patients are not allowed to use cell phones on the unit. By law, no pictures or video may be taken. No more than two visitors are allowed to be with a patient at any one time and must conduct their visit in the unit's group activity rooms. All bags and items brought in will be searched and items inventoried.

Visiting hours are all follows:

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    Weekends and Holidays 3 – 4:30 p.m.


Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU/NICU)

The Critical Care, Intensive Care, and Cardiac Care Units have special rules regarding visitors. Visitation is limited to immediate family members and clergy, and may be further restricted according to the patient's health status.


Parents may visit their child in the Child and Adolescent Center (Pediatrics) at any time.

Directions and Parking

Convenient, free visitor parking is provided at each McLaren Greater Lansing facility. A parking ramp at the Southeast corner of the Greenlawn Campus offers additional parking beyond the campus parking area.

After Midnight

For your security, the main entrance to the hospital is locked between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. Access to the hospital between these hours is through the Emergency Entrance.


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