What to Bring for Your Inpatient Care

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We understand that comfort is an essential component in the healing process and, we, therefore, want our patients to feel free to bring their clothing with them for their stay. It is also important to remember, while we strive to provide the highest level of quality care, we must also provide and maintain a safe environment. We encourage you to pack three to four days worth of clothing while being mindful of the following guidelines:

Items Not Permitted in the Hospital:

  • Firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Aerosols (hairsprays, starch, deodorant, etc.)
  • Any flammable items (lighter fluid, nail polish remover, matches or lighters, etc.)
  • Any illicit substances (suspicious items that could be alcohol, drugs, marijuana, etc.)
  • Any metal objects (belt buckles, tools, soda cans, etc.)
  • Any outside food
  • Any potentially harm-producing items (tights, nylons, scarves, wire coat hangers, electrical items with cords, belts, shoestrings, detachable belts or drawstrings, etc.)
  • Any products containing alcohol (mouthwash, hairspray, shoe polish, etc.)
  • Any reading material that contains violent or sexual content
  • Clothing items with negative or, offensive messages that promote abuse, alcohol, drug use, or shear provocative clothing
  • Electronic equipment: computers, CD’S, CD Players, cell phones, TVs, radios, cameras, recording equipment, pagers, iPods, video games, etc.)
  • Glass items (bottles, sodas, juices, mirrors, compacts, makeup, vases, perfume, cologne, etc.)
  • High heels or steel tip shoes Jewelry (watches, chains, rings, earrings, body jewelry including belly, tongue, nose, and face jewelry). You are permitted to keep wedding rings.
  • Purses, luggage, backpacks, etc. ( No items will be given to patients in plastic bags)
  • Razors (will be provided by the facility)
  • Sharp metal objects ( knives, keys, metal combs, picks, 3 ring or spiral notebooks, nail clippers, scissors, staples, paper clips, needles, tweezers, razors, metal nail files, pictures frames, etc.)
  • Stuffed animals, blankets, pillows, or hoodies require treatment team clinical decision-making

Click Here for a List of Items Not Permitted in the Hospital.