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What to Bring

What to Bring and What Not Bring

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
  • Current medications
  • 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
  • Clothing hangers
  • Bar soap
  • Sunglasses
  • Large high-heeled shoes, steel-toed boots, heavy soled boots, V-strap flip flops
  • Pornographic materials
  • 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
  • Matches, lighters
  • 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)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Any glass containers
  • Hacky sacks
  • Plastic bags of any sort
  • Electrical hygiene products i.e. curling irons, blow dryers
  • Any weapons
  • 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
  • Calculators, computers
  • 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.
  • Purses
  • Fidget spinners
  • 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)
  • High-power magnets

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.