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What to Bring

What to Bring

What to Bring

If you or your loved one will be participating in one our residential treatment programs, please come prepared for your stay by reading our lists of permitted and prohibited items. All items considered contraband will be turned away at admission. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • At least three changes of clothes (washers and dryers are available on every unit)
  • Pajamas
  • Personal hygiene items

Cell phones, music players, cash, jewelry, laptops, and other electronic devices should be left at home. If patients bring these items to our hospital, the items are put in storage until the time of discharge. Safety is always our first concern. Items considered hazardous to our patients, staff, or visitors are called “contraband.” Our current list of items not allowed on our patient care units includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plastic bags
  • Drawstrings or strings in pants, shirts, jackets or shoelaces
  • Belts, ties and scarves
  • Jewelry
  • Clothing with drug, alcohol, sexual themes or potential addicting themes (gambling, tobacco, casinos)
  • Homemade food, open or unsealed packages of food (gum, chips, candy, fast food brought in by anyone except a food service delivery person) or anything not in a factory-sealed package or bottle
  • Electrical appliances with cords
  • CDs, DVDs and other hard plastic objects
  • Books and magazines not approved by the therapist
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Cigarettes, lighters, matches and tobacco products
  • Underwire bras (may be allowed on adult unit at nursing discretion)
  • Knives, guns or metal objects designed as weapons, metal hangers, letter openers
  • Sewing needles, hooks, safety pins, straight pins, scissors, metal nail clippers or files
  • Perfumes, cologne or aftershave
  • Steel-toed boots and high-heeled shoes
  • Hairsprays and any liquids containing alcohol or aerosols
  • Any other item considered potentially harmful, non-therapeutic or altered from original use

Download a full list of approved items here.

Seek Help Today

For more information or to arrange a confidential assessment at no charge, please call 800-457-9312. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.