What is needed while at the hospital?
Patients wear comfortable clothes and are not required to wear hospital gowns. Clothing and other items can be dropped off at the reception desk from 7am – 10pm. Belts, shoelaces, and drawstrings are not allowed. All items will be searched prior to entering the unit. The nursing staff will be happy to answer any questions concerning items patients can or cannot have on the unit.
Patients will need casual clothes, pajamas, and toiletries including: toothbrush, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, hair combs and brushes, and other necessities. Hats and sunglasses may be worn outdoors only. Generally, patients should bring clothing for approximately five days. A laundry room is available for patient use.
Clothing that is not allowed includes: 1) Clothing with drug, alcohol, sexual, satanic, or gang-related messages and 2) Clothing that is revealing such as tube tops, halter tops, fishnet shirts, short shorts, or clothing which is extremely tight.
As part of a daily routine it is important to practice good personal hygiene to include: showering, combing hair, brushing teeth, and frequent hand washing. Please contact nursing staff for assistance with any of these tasks or any needed additional toiletries. Patients are asked to help clean up after themselves and keep patient rooms picked up and neat. Clean linens are available from housekeeping staff.