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What to Bring

What to Bring to River Crest Hospital

You will be given a plastic basket to store your personal hygiene items. The basket will have your name on it and will be stored at the nurses’ station; please ask to check out your basket when needed.

Items Allowed and Encouraged

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Brush and/or comb
  • Alcohol-free deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Alcohol-free hairspray
  • Alcohol-free gel
  • Soap in a plastic soap box
  • Alcohol-free shampoo
  • Alcohol-free conditioner
  • Makeup in plastic containers
  • 3-4 days of comfortable clothing (no strings or belts), Pajamas (please remember that the units are co-ed), light sweater or jacket, shoes with non slip soles, reading material, list of current medications, provided by physician or pharmacy,
  • No personal pillows, blankets or stuffed toys. Also no metal cans or snuff lids.

Hair dryers and curling irons may be checked out if the patient is not on precautions. If the patient is under precautions, dryers and curling irons can only be used under direct staff supervision.

Items Not Allowed In Units

No metal objects

  • Disposable razors/razor blades
  • Car keys
  • Metal soda cans or snuff lids
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Coat hangers
  • Paper clips, thumb tacks, push pins
  • Metal combs or picks, hair pins, hair clips
  • Scissors
  • Nail clippers, nail kits, metal files
  • Craft kits, crochet or latch hooks, needles

No glass items of any kind

  • Mirrors, including mirror compacts
  • Bottles or containers, including makeup items, cologne, perfumes

No straps, cords, ties, strings

  • Purses, bags, luggage
  • Belts, shoelaces, drawstrings

No products containing alcohol

  • Hairspray
  • Mouthwash
  • Facial cleansers, astringents, Clearasil®
  • Lotions and moisturizers
  • Gels, mousse

No electrical devices

  • Cellular phones
  • Video games
  • Pagers

Additional items not allowed

  • No matches or lighters
  • No talcum or body powder on children/adolescent unit
  • No revealing or seductive clothing
  • No hats or caps indoors on children/adolescent unit
  • No aerosol cans
  • No hair dyes or permanent solutions
  • No nail polish and nail polish remover
  • No outside food, beverages, candy, gum, soft drinks
  • No personal medications brought from home, unless authorized by a physician
  • No item that, at the discretion of the staff, may be capable of inflicting harm or used as a weapon
  • Patients are not allowed to bring their own hygiene products. River Crest Provides these products for patients.

Valuables Policy

River Crest Hospital is not responsible for any money or valuables you choose to keep on the unit during your stay. We provide a safe in our business office in which you may deposit cash or valuables. A staff member will enter a written inventory on the front of an envelope of all items you wish to deposit, including credit cards with account numbers and checks with check numbers. You will sign the envelope to verify that the list on the front is a full and accurate representation of the items inside. The staff member then seals the envelope and deposits it in the safe. If you elect not to deposit valuables in our safe, you will be solely responsible for any loss of cash or valuables while in the hospital, and you will be required to sign a release acknowledging you chose to retain cash or valuables on the unit while you were a patient at River Crest Hospital.

Call Today for a No-Cost Assessment

Crisis can strike at any moment which is why we are available to schedule confidential, no-cost assessments 24/7. Call River Crest Hospital today at 800-777-5722.