[Skip to Content]

What To Bring/Not Bring

What To Bring/Not Bring

What items can or should I bring to the hospital with me?

  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Shirts
  • Pants/Shorts
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis shoes (one pair)
  • Long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt
  • Coat
  • Toiletries: hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion
  • Cigarettes, for adult smokers only, unopened and enough for length of stay

Bring enough items for one week. Laundry services available on each unit. Shampoo and conditioner are provided.

  • Weapons or protective devices
  • Belts, cords (inclusive of paracords), straps, ties, shoelaces, scarves, bandanas or sashes
  • Plastic bags
  • Sharp objects including scissors, knives, pocket knives, metal nail files, knitting needles, sewing needles, safety pins or straight pins
  • Metal combs, hair picks or rattail combs
  • Any liquid which contains alcohol (i.e. mouthwash) Note: shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, deodorant or other personal hygiene items identified to contain some alcohol are permitted
  • Bar soap (liquid soap in the original container is permitted)
  • Spray cans or aerosol cans
  • Glass containers or other glass items
  • Razors (single)
  • Compacts with glass mirrors
  • Manicure sets
  • Coat hangers (either plastic or wire)
  • Tape recorders, televisions, radios, iPods, iPads or tablets, cellular phones, cameras, beepers, computers, portable DVD players or any electrical appliance not required for daily personal grooming
  • Steel-toe boots or high-heel shoes
  • Cigarette lighters or matches
  • Opened cigarette packs (only unopened, commercially manufactured cigarettes allowed and are for adults only)
  • Overalls
  • Any clothing with drawstrings, including hoodies, jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpants, pajamas, tank tops and shirts with small straps (spaghetti straps), thong-style underwear, shorts or pants
  • Underwire bras
  • Stockings, pantyhose or tights (TED hose are approved if ordered by the physician)
  • Blankets, pillows, bed coverings (only hospital provided linens are allowed)
  • Food of any kind
  • Food consumed by the patient during visitation is permitted on Child/Adolescent and Senior units
  • No food may be delivered to or stored for the patient on any unit
  • Ear/facial piercings deemed a safety risk (stud earrings and piercings are acceptable; hoop earrings are not)
  • Any other items deemed hazardous by staff

We’re Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site or through mobile services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.