Visitor Policy in Response to COVID-19

Policies updated March 14, 2022

For the safety of our patients and our staff, McLean Hospital continues to encourage virtual visits with friends and family via FaceTime or Zoom, however, we are also allowing limited in-person visits. If you are scheduled to visit someone on one of the McLean campuses, please read the following information.


Visiting hours are 2-8pm, seven days a week. Patients may have a maximum of two visitors at a time. The only exception to this policy is for support persons.

All visitors must check in with Security and must complete a COVID-19 pre-screen questionnaire.

Day of Visit

  • Please complete the COVID-19 pre-screen questionnaire online
  • As a reminder, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID or have had a COVID exposure within the last 14 days, please postpone your visit


  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit to allow time for you to check in at Security and walk to the program
  • Belmont campus: Before going to the program, please proceed to the Security Office in the Admissions Building, ground floor
  • McLean SouthEast in Middleborough: Please visit the Security desk in the front lobby
  • At Security, you will be asked to confirm that you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Upon attesting, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and be provided a hospital-issued mask, which you must wear properly covering your mouth and nose for your entire visit

During Your Visit

For your safety and ours, we ask that you adhere to the following regulations during your visit:

  • Always wear the hospital-issued mask properly while on hospital grounds
  • Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other people while on hospital grounds
  • Please do not eat or drink during your visit
  • Please do not bring outside food or drink to your visit

Following Your Visit

Within 72 hours of your visit, if you develop symptoms of COVID (a new cough, loss of smell and or taste, fever, sore throat, muscle aches or shortness of breath) or test positive for COVID, please immediately notify the unit you visited.

Looking for More Information?

At McLean, we are dedicated to supporting our patients and their families through the COVID-19 pandemic. Find access to our patient-focused resources.