Packing List

Here is a list of personal items we recommend that you bring with you:

  • Enough comfortable wash-and-wear clothing for 5 to 7 days
  • Exercise clothing, including shoes
  • Comfortable shoes: you may want to include sandal-type shoes for spring-summer or warm slippers for fall-winter
  • Appropriate sleepwear
  • Sweaters/jackets for fall-winter or light jacket/sweatshirt for spring-summer
  • Summer wear: walking shorts, T-shirts, appropriate bathing suit and cover-up, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen SPF 15 or higher
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, hair products, deodorant, hair dryer, body wash, lotion, shaving supplies (no products containing alcohol are allowed, such as mouthwash)
  • Prescribed medications if applicable (and a credit card or cash for co-pays/prescriptions)
  • Driver’s license and insurance card AND prescription card if different from medical insurance card
  • If you smoke, you can bring enough cigarettes for 28 days
  • Bring any hobby items (knitting, sketchbooks, etc.)

Please avoid bringing any items of an offensive or sexual nature, as well as any products containing alcohol. These items will be confiscated upon admission and issued back to you upon discharge. Inappropriate items to avoid bringing include:

  • Inappropriate clothing: any clothes that promote drugs or alcohol, anything with an offensive phrase, and any excessively tight-fitting or revealing clothing.
  • Items of any kind that include alcohol (such as mouthwash or NyQuil)
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Weight loss pills, energy pills, or caffeine products
  • Nail polish, nail polish remover, or glue
  • Jewelry or similar items that exceed $300 in value
  • Weapons of any kind (including utility and pocketknives)
  • Any other items that may be offensive or sexually suggestive