It is our goal to provide the highest quality of healthcare to everyone we serve. In order to do so, we have established the following guidelines to ensure our patients enjoy a safe and comfortable stay at our facility. Below you will find a simple guide which outlines what to bring – and what to leave at home. Generally, we recommend packing no more than three days-worth of clothing. Full laundry services are offered with all of our inpatient programs.
What to Bring
- Insurance card and government-issued ID
- Two sweaters or sweatshirts (no strings)
- Three pairs of pants/shorts (must be at least knee length)
- Three t-shirts/blouses
- Three to four pairs of underwear
- Three bras (no underwire)
- One pair of comfortable slip-on shoes/sandals/slippers
- Three pairs of socks
- Two sets of pajamas
- Jacket or sweatshirt without strings
- Comfortable, slip-on shoes or slippers
What Not to Bring
- Revealing clothing (i.e., no spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, short skirts, shorts, overalls, waistlines below the belly button)
- Clothing with strings, shoe laces, inappropriate logos, or sharp metal accents on clothing
- Grooming supplies should be kept to a minimum. NOTE: Orange County Behavioral Health will provide essential toiletries if needed, such as toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, and lotion.
- Jewelry. NOTE: all jewelry should be removed (including body piercings) prior to your arrival.
- Alcohol and any drug-related paraphernalia
- Notify hospital of special bedtime needs, such as C-PAP, oxygen, elevation of the head of the bed, egg crate or air mattress, incontinence supplies, etc., before admission.
- Any jewelry worn to Orange County Behavioral Health (including wedding rings/bands and watches) will be removed upon admission for secure storage and returned at discharge.
- Phones and electronic equipment will be stored securely upon admission and returned at discharge.
- Remember to ask admissions staff what your patient code is. Pass this information on to family, friends, and healthcare professionals that you want to call or have visit.