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What To Bring

What to bring and what to leave behind

Due to the specialized nature of our programs, each has its own list of what we recommend bringing along.

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff by limiting the amount, and type of belongings allowed on the units. The list below details what belongings are allowed and what is prohibited. Please note that cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed on the unit. Before admission to a unit, please retrieve any numbers or information needed from your phone or device. Any property not permitted on the unit will be secured as indicated upon discharge. In emergent, or discharge planning situations, a request for access to belongings may apply.
If applicable, ask staff for the request form.

  • Copy of home medication list
  • All phone numbers that you will need such as family, friends, therapist and/or ongoing providers
  • Money: You are allowed to bring up $20 in cash to buy items from the vending machines. Change is limited so, small bills are best
  • Books/reading material: 2 paperback books or magazines
  • Jewelry: One finger ring. Body piercings must be removed
  • Cigarettes: 3 unopened packs of cigarettes are allowed
  • Medical or assistive devices allowed: glasses, CPAP, walker, wheelchair, dentures and hearing aids
  • Clothing: All clothing (including shoes) cannot have drawstrings or laces. All clothing must be modest and cover appropriately. Clothing items that could be offensive to others will be prohibited. There is a washer and dryer available on the unit for patients to use.
    • One jacket/coat (no drawstrings)
    • Five tops (this includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, and pajama tops
    • Five pants/shorts (this includes pants, shorts, sweats, pajama bottoms, and skirts)
    • Three pairs of socks
    • Three pairs of underwear or garment sets
    • Two pairs of shoes (no shoelaces, no high heels, no steel toed).
    • Three bras (no underwire) or undershirts (tank tops) total (note: tank tops are not allowed unless covered by an outer shirt)
    • Five personal hygiene items (includes makeup). All hygiene items must fit in a hygiene tote that is the size of a shoe box. Makeup items cannot have glass, metal, mirrors, or sharp and/or pointed objects.
  • Hygiene items cannot exceed 12 ounces (no aerosols or sprays). The hospital does supply basic hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, comb, shampoo and soap.
  • All outside food and drinks are prohibited

We encourage all valuables and contraband to be sent home with family and/or friends. If this is not possible they will be locked up until discharge. Salt Lake Behavioral Health is not responsible for personal items brought into the hospital.

Please use the following information in determining and deciding what belongings you want on the unit with you. Please be aware that the total number of belongings listed includes items that are currently on your person. If you choose to bring items that have drawstrings or shoelaces that cannot be removed without cutting them out or a bra with an underwire, staff will remove the strings/tie and underwire.

Allowed items and amounts:

  • Two Jackets, coats, or hoodies (no drawstrings)
  • Two pairs of shoes (no shoelaces)
  • Seven pairs of socks
  • 10 Underwear or a total of five sets of garments tops/bottoms
  • 10 Tops (this includes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pajama tops)
  • 10 Pants (this includes shorts, pants, pajama bottoms, sweats)
  • Total of five bras (no underwire), sports bras or tank tops (only permitted when covered by an outer shirt). Cannot exceed five altogether
  • Hygiene items (can’t have glass, metal, mirrors, aerosols and or sprays) (see What Not to Bring list below for more information)
  • Two Books (no spiral notebooks or staples)
  • Max of $20 for the vending machine (optional, small bills)
  • Unopened packs of cigarettes (optional, one carton of cigarettes at a time allowed on unit the rest is in lock up and can be removed if needed)
  • One ring however we strongly encourage that all jewelry be sent home or locked up and not brought to the unit
  • Items such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids, C-PAP or other medical equipment (with physician order)
  • Please write down all phone numbers that you will need such as family, friends, therapist and/or ongoing providers

Please be aware that items not brought up to unit will be locked up and that you will not have access to the belongings until discharged. You will not be allowed to change out clothing during your stay here either. If additional items are brought to you after admission they will not be allowed up the unit if you already have the max amount.

After you have selected your items staff will search and inventory items.

We encourage all valuables and contraband to be sent home with family and/or friends. If this is not possible they will be locked up until discharge. Salt Lake Behavioral Health is not responsible for personal items brought into the hospital.

Please use the following information in determining and deciding what belongings you want on the unit with you. Please be aware that the total number of belongings listed includes items that are currently on your person. If you choose to bring items that have drawstrings or shoelaces that cannot be removed without cutting them out or a bra with an underwire, staff will remove the strings/tie and underwire.

Allowed items and amounts:

  • Two Jackets, coats or hoodies
  • Three pairs of shoes (one pair athletic with laces and two others without laces)
  • Seven pairs of socks
  • 10 Underwear or a total of five sets of garments tops/bottoms
  • 10 Tops (this includes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pajama tops)
  • 10 Pants (this includes shorts, pants, pajama bottoms, sweats)
  • Total of five bras, sports bras or tank tops (cannot exceed five together)
  • Hygiene items (can’t have glass, metal, mirrors, aerosols/sprays) (see What Not to Bring list below for more information)
  • Two books (no spiral notebooks or staples)
  • Max of $20 for the vending machine on the unit (additional cash will be stored in program directors office or CFO office)
  • Military ID and up to three credit cards of choice for outings (will be kept with program director)
  • Unopened packs of cigarettes (optional; one carton of cigarettes at a time allowed on unit the rest is in lock up and can be removed if needed)
  • One ring however we strongly encourage that all jewelry be sent home or locked up and not brought to the unit
  • Items such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids, C-PAP or other medical equipment (with physician order)
  • Seasonal items and items for outings such as beanie, hat, gloves, sunglasses, athletic shoes with laces, iPod and or headsets will be kept with nursing staff behind the nursing desk and are only allowed at specific times.
  • Please write down all phone numbers that you will need such as family, friends, therapist and/or ongoing providers.

Please be aware that items not brought up to unit will be locked up and that you will not have access to the belongings until discharged. You will not be allowed to change out clothing during your stay here either. If additional items are brought to you after admission they will not be allowed up the unit if you already have the max amount.

We encourage all valuables and contraband to be sent home with family and/or friends. If this is not possible they will be locked up until discharge. Salt Lake Behavioral Health is not responsible for personal items brought into the hospital.

After you have selected your items staff will search and inventory items.

Please leave the following items at home as they are not allowed in the hospital:

  • Mirrors
  • Belts
  • Razors
  • Shoelaces
  • Glass items (picture frames, bottles, etc.)
  • Lighters/matches
  • Sharp items (knives, scissors, etc.)
  • Alcohol/Drugs

Additionally, the following items must be given to the Charge Nurse immediately upon entering the facility:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Cigarette packages that may be returned upon discharge

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