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What to Bring

What to Bring for Inpatient Treatment

  • Insurance card and picture ID
  • Legal paperwork or guardianship paperwork as appropriate
  • List of prescription medications (including information about dosage)
  • Relevant medical records
  • Names and telephone numbers of your primary care providers, psychiatrist, counselor, etc.
  • List of important phone numbers

Permitted Items

  • Up to THREE days of clothing (free laundry facilities on site)
  • Pants (shorts must be fingertip-length)
  • Tops (tank top straps must be credit card-width)
  • Shoes without shoe strings (slip-ons or sandals suggested)
  • Warm pajamas (must be modest and appropriate)
  • Outerwear jackets or sweaters (no hoods, drawstrings or metal zippers longer than seven inches) (m
  • One elastic hair tie (no metal or plastic)
  • Rubber or plastic piercing jewelry (no metal)
  • Crew socks or shorter (we provide non-skid socks if needed)
  • Underwear (no thongs)
  • Sports bras (no bralettes or bras with underwire)
  • Softcover book (contents must be age-appropriate)
  • Personal pictures (not allowed to be in a frame)

Items That May Be Sent Home or Secured

  • Purses, handbags, computers, cell phones and other valuable items
  • Devices that can record video or audio or take photos (in accordance with HIPAA laws and to protect patient confidentiality)
  • Any item made of glass or with a blade or sharp point such as bottles, nail clippers, stick pins, tweezers, metal utensils, craft tools, metal nail files, razors, safety pins, metal combs, thumbtacks and knitting needles
  • Appliances with cords such as electronics, headphones, curling irons, hairdryers, heating pads and electric razors
  • Other potentially harmful items such as cords, belts, shoelaces, rope, dental floss, yarn, guitar strings, wire hangers, aluminum soda cans and plastic bags
  • Any item containing alcohol, combustible fluids and all aerosol cans including fragrances, mouthwash, shaving lotion, hair products and cleaning products
  • Certain tobacco-related items such as electronic cigarettes, pipes, matches and lighters
  • All illegal substances and weapons

Prohibited Items

  • Food or outside drinks
  • Clothing: ripped or see-through clothing, tights, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, shoelaces, skirts, steel-toe boots, cleats, tight clothing, spaghetti straps, belts, bandanas, hats, headbands, pantyhose, scarves, hoods, revealing clothing, neckties, clothing with inappropriate artwork or language
  • Hairdryers, curling irons, flat irons, hair pins, etc.
  • Jewelry (wedding bands are the only exception)
  • Sharp, bedazzled or jeweled items
  • Pens, pencils, markers, crayons, binders, spiral notebooks (these items will be provided on the unit)
  • Inappropriate reading material, hardcovers or magazines with exposed staples, strings or wires
  • Electronic devices
  • Personal pillows, sheets, blankets or stuffed animals- in order to control for infections. We will supply all linens during your stay.
  • Drugs, alcohol, paraphernalia, tobacco products, vapes
  • Toiletries, nail files disposable razors, clippers (feminine hygiene products will be provided)
  • Money or credit cards

* If you have prescription toiletries, please speak with the admission department to see if they can be provided or brought in.

* Items stored in our property storage will not be accessible to patients throughout their length of stay.

We're Here for You

The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers treatment and services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. We have professionals ready to help you explore the best treatment options for you or a loved one 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free at 800-753-4673 (HOPE) or 859-269-2325 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.