The following personal items are encouraged:

  • 3 changes of washable clothes, sleepwear and undergarments – no drawstrings
  • Socks or shoes that do not have laces. Temporary slipper socks will be provided if needed.
  • A sweater or sweatshirt if desired. These cannot have hoods or strings.
  • Eyeglasses or hearing aids if required.
  • Toiletries (see exclusions below) but are also provided.

We have laundry rooms, and patients are responsible for taking care of their personal laundry.

The following miscellaneous items are permitted:

  • Soft covered books, magazines and other reading materials – no staples
  • Puzzles
  • Cards and Letters

For safety and therapeutic reasons the following items are NOT PERMITTED:

  • Aerosol containers (deodorant, hairspray, shaving cream, or perfume cologne)
  • Belts or ropes
  • Blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals brought from home for infection control purposes
  • Boots
  • Cell phones and electronics, including laptops, tablets, iPods, electronic toothbrushes
  • Cigarettes, tobacco, lighters, e-cigarettes or e-cigarette paraphernalia
  • Clothing with drawstrings/hoods
  • Coat hangers
  • Hairdryers or hair straighteners
  • High heeled shoes
  • Makeup containers w/ glass or mirrors
  • Mouthwash or any personal hygiene items containing alcohol
  • Nail polish
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Pantyhose
  • Pocket knives
  • Provocative clothing
  • Purses
  • Razors
  • Spiral bound notebooks
  • Underwire bras
  • Weapons – guns, knives, etc

We discourage bringing items of value, and we are not responsible for lost or broken items.