McLaren Northern Michigan
Patient And Visitor Information

Restricted Visiting Hours

McLaren Northern Michigan is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. McLaren is closely following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to protect the health and safety of the community.

With this approach in place, McLaren Northern Michigan is currently under visitor restrictions, effective immediately:

  • Our hospital is not allowing inpatient visitation.
  • Social visitation should be via telephone or Facetime.
  • Exceptions are on a case by case basis

Also note, Valet services are closed effective immediately

McLaren Northern Michigan understands that visiting loved ones in times of illness is important. However, putting the best interest of our patients and community members first by doing our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 is our primary concern at this time.

Petoskey & Cheboygan Campus

No Visitors Effective March 14 at 9 a.m.*
*exceptions are on a case by case basis
Approved visitors to the Inpatient Units will be wearing a green band.

Boulder Park Terrace

No visitors at this time
There will be exceptions for residents in end-of-life care situations.

McLaren Hospice

No visitors at this time
There will be exceptions for residents in end-of-life care situations.

McLaren Adult Day Center

Closed until further notice

McLaren Home Care

Screening employees, patients, and home residents before each visit

Additional Restrictions

John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion non-patient care activities have been suspended,
including exercise classes, support groups, and colleague use of gym.
Petoskey Walking Track and Colleague Fitness Room are closed.
Cheboygan Campus walking track and fitness room are closed except for patient care needs

Visiting Hours and Guidelines During Normal Times

Visiting hours for patients are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., except for ICU and OB which allow 24/7 visitation as determined by the Nursing Team Leader. If it is necessary for a visitor to stay after visiting hours due to the condition of the patient, up to two visitor's wrist bands, specifying the nursing unit and date, will be issued.

While you are in the Hospital, your family and friends are welcome to visit you. A physician or nurse may ask you to limit the number of visitors you have because it takes energy to entertain, and your health or that of your roommate's must be protected. Children under the age of 13 must have permission from your nurse before visiting, unless otherwise specified.


Algonquin Room Hours (We accept Visa and Mastercard Debit or Credit Cards)

Serving Monday - Friday

  • Breakfast: 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Dinner: 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Serving Saturday – Sunday

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Individual Unit Visitor Guidelines

Intensive Care Unit

Patients in ICU can receive visitors from the immediate family only but no children under the age of 12. We limit visitors to two at a time for 10 minutes on the half-hour. The unit is closed to visiting from 7 - 8:30 a.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m., so nurses may give report on their patients. This also ensures patient confidentiality is maintained. Exceptions may occasionally be made in collaboration with the individual nurse caring for the patient and the family as patient condition dictates.

Cardiovascular Unit

Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., with a "quiet time" from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. Patients are limited to two visitors at any given time with children under the age of 10 restricted to 10 minutes.

Medical - Surgical Unit

Visitation should be limited to two people at a time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Arrangements for visiting prior to 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. are made in partnership with staff and family to meet the needs of the patient and family. The arrangements must be made with staff to assure a safe and secure environment for our patients.

Women & Children Care Center

The Women & Children Care Center encourages parent/family participation in the patient's care. Overnight stays or rooming-in arrangements are made in partnership with staff and family to meet the needs of the patient and family with consideration to availability of space on the unit. General visitation guidelines are also made in partnership with the patient/family to achieve a positive patient outcome.

Not able to visit a patient in person? Please visit our online Gift Shop to search through a variety of gifts that may be shipped directly to your loved one.

For more information, please call 800.248.6777.

Fire Safety

We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, hospital staff will notify you. The hospital is fire resistant, and our employees are well-trained in safety procedures.

Electronic Device Use

As guests at McLaren Northern Michigan, we expect that all patients, visitors, and staff are treated in a respectful manner, while preserving the integrity and privacy of all patients. For this reason, 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.


Parking and Directions

Parking Cost

Parking at McLaren Northern Michigan is free.

Patient Drop-off Locations

There are patient drop-off locations at the Emergency Department, Main Entrance, and Medical Office Building.

Valet Service

We offer a free Valet service at the Main Entrance Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keeping our patients and employees safe during COVID-19

We have steadfastly continued to provide life-saving care throughout the onset of coronavirus and are determined to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve into the future.

Learn about the measures we're taking to help keep patients and employees safe during these unprecedented times.

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