Mclean Hospital

Visitor Information

Helpful Information for Patients, Families, and Friends

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Family members and friends may visit patients in inpatient and residential treatment programs at McLean Hospital, with permission of the patient and within program policies.

Before visiting, friends and families may find it useful to review our Guides to Care which contain helpful information for patients, families, and friends.


Visiting Hours

Visiting a family member or friend who is a patient in an inpatient or residential program at a psychiatric hospital is different from acute care hospital settings where visiting hours are more flexible.

A patient, together with his or her clinical treatment team, decides on the nature and frequency of visits. The decision is made based on what is best for the patient and his or her recovery.

Visiting hours and policies for our inpatient and residential programs vary by program. More information on visiting hours can be found in the FAQ section of each program’s webpage.

Visitors may also find it helpful to understand more about patient privacy before visiting with their loved one.

With any specific visiting questions, please contact the patient’s treatment program.

Maps & Directions

McLean’s main campus is located in Belmont, Massachusetts, and McLean SouthEast is in Middleborough, Massachusetts. McLean has additional satellite locations in Cambridge, and Brighton, Massachusetts, as well as private programs throughout eastern and central Massachusetts and in Maine.

For more information on locations, directions, parking, and more, please visit our Maps & Directions page.


A cafeteria that offers a variety of hot and cold items for purchase is located in the de Marneffe Building in Belmont and on the McLean SouthEast campus.

Belmont cafeteria hours are Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

In addition, vending machines are located throughout each campus, offering snacks, candy, water, juice, and soft drinks.

Visitor Accommodations

Visitors in need of locating nearby overnight accommodations may find this information helpful.


For visitors to our Belmont campus and nearby satellite programs:

Freepoint Hotel Cambridge
220 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138-1102
Phone: 617.491.8000

Charles Hotel
Harvard Square
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 800.882.1818

Extended Stay America
32 Fourth Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Exit 27A off 95/128
Phone: 800.EXT.STAY

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: 781.643.7258

Hotel Boston
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
Phone: 617.566.6260

Inn on Arsenal
100 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617.926.2200

McLean SouthEast

For visitors to McLean SouthEast in Middleborough, Massachusetts:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Middleborough/Raynham
43 Harding Street
Middleborough, MA 02346
Phone: 1.888.HOLIDAY (1.888 465.4329)

Holiday Inn - Taunton/Foxboro Area
700 Myles Standish Boulevard
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 1.888.HOLIDAY (1.888.465.4329)

On Cranberry Pond
43 Fuller Street
Middleborough, MA 02346
Phone: 508.946.0768

Central Massachusetts

For visitors to Fernside or the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag:

Chocksett Inn
59 Laurelwood Road
Sterling, MA 01564
Phone: 800.331.7829

Colonial Hotel and Conference Center
625 Betty Spring Road
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone: 978.630.2500

Doubletree by Hilton
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978.534.9000

Great Wolf Lodge Hotel & Conference Center
150 Great Wolf Drive
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 978.343.9653

Borden Cottage

For visitors to Borden Cottage in Maine:

Camden Harbour Inn
83 Bay View Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: 207.236.4200

Lord Camden Inn
24 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: 207.236.4325

Norumbega Inn
63 High Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: 207.236.4646 local; 877.363.4646 toll free

Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: 207.594.2511 local; 800.341.1650 toll free

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