What should I bring with me to the inpatient facility?
Casual clothing, including sneakers
Insurance card and photo identification
Small amounts of spending money (vending machines are available on grounds)
Stamps and stationary
One comfort item (pillow, blanket, stuffed animal)
All belongings are subject to the discretion of staff regarding safety.
What should I leave at home?
Aerosol cans, pressurized cans
Metal combs, picks, rat-tail combs, brushes with metal
Candy, food, soda or drink of any kind
CD players, iPods, MP3 players
CDs, cassettes and cases
Large high-heeled shoes, steel-toed boots, heavy soled boots, V-strap flip flops
Linen from home (sheets, towels, etc.)
Clients are permitted one comfort item, however they must be deemed appropriate by the facility.
Any make-up with metal pieces or glass, pencil eye liner
Mesh shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, short shorts
Provocative, revealing or extremely ripped clothes
Clothing with advertising of drugs, alcohol, bands, skulls or anything gang-related
Ropes, long cords, strings, yarn, belts, shoelaces
Nylon body scrubbers
Scissors, knives, nail files, knitting needles, sewing needles, pins
Bandanas, scrunchies, hats, gloves
Dental floss, Q-tips (Q-tips will be provided)
Any glass containers
Plastic bags of any sort
Electrical hygiene products i.e. curling irons, blow dryers
Nylon tights, thin long socks (tube socks)
Cell phones/pagers (must be sent to the safe)
Razors (disposable razors will be provided) Hair Remover of any type
Metal or plastic spiral-bound notebooks or those bound with staples
Open packs of cigarettes, loose tobacco, snuff, electronic cigarettes or vaporizers, rolling machines, devices that contain a cutting mechanism inside or out
Mouthwash with alcohol
Any clothing with metal pieces, hooks, rings, etc.
Nail polish and nail polish remover
Keys (must be sent to the safe)
Any perfume, cologne, or scented body sprays.
Hygiene products with a pump.
Wallets, credit cards (ID must go directly to the safe, all money should be documented and accounted for)
Help and Hope are Only a Call Away
It’s never too late to get help. If you or someone you know is facing a crisis, call The Meadows Psychiatric Center at 800-641-7529 or our Universal Community Behavioral Health outpatient intake center at 888-520-8224 for 24/7 service.