What to Bring for Your Inpatient Care

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It is our goal to provide the highest quality of healthcare to our patients. In order to do so, we have established some guidelines. Many of these guidelines are in response to state and federal laws and regulations, but all of our guidelines seek to protect the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. Please review the following guidelines before you visit.

  • Please bring comfortable clothing, but no more than 4 days’ worth
  • We suggest comfortable, slip-on shoes or slippers with no shoe laces
  • Please let us know ahead of time if you have special bedtime needs, such as C-PAP, oxygen, elevated head of bed, egg crate or air mattress, incontinence supplies. 
  • Jacket or sweatshirt without strings
  • No revealing clothing (e.g., spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, short skirts or shorts, or waistlines below the belly button)
  • No strings or inappropriate shirt logos
  • No sharp metal accents on clothing (this includes underwire bras)
  • No alcohol ingredients, no glass containers or mirrors
  • No jewelry (including body piercings)
  • No electronic equipment, iPods, or musical instruments

The following items are considered “contraband” and not allowed in the hospital. If you bring one of these items to the hospital, we will ask you to take it home or we will need to store it until the patient is discharged:  

  • Alcohol or any drug related paraphernalia
  • Sharp objects such as razors, scissors, glass bottles, mirrors, needles, pins, aluminum cans, spiral   notebooks, keys, makeup pencil sharpeners, paper clips, hair clips, underwire bras, or any item with sharp edges or which could be broken to create sharp edges
  • Shoe laces, belts, panty hose, rope, head bands, ace bandages, clothing with draw strings or long ties, any item with an electric cord.
  • Hooded shirts or hooded sweatshirts, with or without strings, are not permitted.
  • Matches and lighters, aerosol cans or fireworks of any kind
  • TVs, stereos, video games, CD players/recorders, computers, pagers, cell phones
  • Magazines, books, pictures or clothing items depicting drug or alcohol use, violence, racism, gangs, sexual situations or activities, or otherwise potentially offensive material
  • Cameras, camcorders or any other type of audio or visual recording device
  • Weapons of any kind, candles or incense, plastic bags 
  • Other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by our clinical staff