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Visitor Information

We understand that an important part of the healing process is the support that a patient receives from their family and friends. We do our best to create a safe and friendly environment for our patients and visitors However, these rules generally apply:

  • Any child under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Please ask nurse regarding sibling visits.
  • If you have a cold, fever or any signs of a contagious illness, please don’t visit.
  • Aside from parents/guardians, please limit guests to two at a time in the room.
  • The hours between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. are considered “quiet hours”.
  • Maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.

If you need additional information about these visiting guidelines, or about MCR’s visiting hours, please check with the nurse on the unit.


We appreciate your cooperation with our no smoking policy, which restricts smoking on the hospital campus.

Heartfelt Gift Shop

The Heartfelt Gift Shop is located in the Main Lobby and has an excellent assortment of gifts to choose from.  The hours are:

  • Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday: Closed

*Volunteers staff the shop and proceeds from gift shop sales benefit McLaren Caro Region.


Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for prayer, and quiet reflection. The chapel is located in the north main hallway, just past the main lobby.  Doors are always open to patients, family members and visitors.

*Made possible through a donation from the Caro Rotary Club, the chapel offers a peaceful reprieve for those seeking comfort.


We offer plenty of free parking for patients and visitors, 24 hours a day. If you should need assistance, please advise the receptionist or any McLaren Caro Region staff member.

Waiting Areas

There are several waiting areas at MCR that is designated for patients and visitors.

Main Lobby waiting room – Laboratory services and general visitation.

Emergency Department waiting room – Emergency services

Radiology Department waiting room – X-ray, Ultrasound, Bone Density, Mammogram, etc.

Surgical Department waiting Room- Surgical services such as Cataracts, Orthopedics, Colonoscopies, etc.

Cafeteria Hours

  • Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Supper 5:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m.

Vending Machine

Located in the ER waiting room. Available 24 hours a day.