Patient Packing List

To ensure patients are comfortable during their stay at Palm Point Behavioral Health, we’ve put together a suggested packing list. We’ve also outlined which items are prohibited from our facility. We ask that all patients, clients, parents and other visitors adhere to the following guidelines for the security of all people who work at and visit our facility.

Upon entering out facility, patients and their belongings will be searched for contraband. Our staff will make a log/inventory of all items brought by patients, but please note that items kept by clients are not considered the responsibility of Palm Point Behavioral Health. Anything considered contraband can be returned to family, locked in a storage area or confiscated and surrendered according to Palm Point Behavioral Health hospital policy. While seeking treatment, a patient’s area may be subject to search with you present if there are concerns about the overall safety and care of the environment.

Visitors are allowed to bring approved personal items when visiting loved ones, as long as they are deemed appropriate by our facility staff and then properly inventoried. Please be aware that all visitors will also be searched for contraband upon entry.

What to Bring

  • No more than three (3) changes of clothing. A washing machine and dryer are available on the unit to keep clothes clean and fresh. All clothing must be washed before patient use as a component of infection control.
  • One (1) pair of laceless shoes (we recommend velcro shoes).
  • A few photos are permitted, but staff will determine if the photos are appropriate.
  • Patients must sleep in pajamas or other appropriate attire, but they are only to be worn in the patient’s room.
  • We recommend bringing comfortable clothing that covers the entire body.
  • Reading material is allowed, but staff will determine if it is appropriate. Must be soft covered books or magazines with no staples or spiral in binder/spine.

Prohibited Items & Contraband

  • Clothing with sexually inappropriate material, obscene phrases/gestures, drugs or alcohol
  • Clothing deemed sexually provocative, ripped or torn clothing
  • Tank-tops, spaghetti strap shirts, and low-cut shirts
  • Shorts, short skirts or dresses that don’t go past the fingertips
  • Spandex or leggings
  • Pants that are too big and will fall off
  • Clothing that exposes undergarments
  • Underwire bras (sports bras are recommended)
  • Clothing with any strings, belts, or shoelaces
  • Inappropriate footwear (heels, steel toed boots, etc.)
  • Hats, headbands, scarves, hair clips or hair ties with metal bands, or any unapproved headwear
  • Stuffed animals, towels, blankets, pillows and other bedding
  • Jewelry (except wedding bands), or piercings (spacers should be used; special order by the doctor is required for special piercings)
  • Money, ID and credit cards
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices

A Note on Valuables & Personal Items

You are encouraged to send all valuables and money home. If they are not sent home, they will be locked in our safe. Items will be counted, reviewed and inventoried in patient’s presence. Items will be logged on a belongings sheet and signed out upon discharge. Please ask for assistance if you need help locating your belongings.

A Note on Hygiene

Palm Point Behavioral Health provides all hygiene items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, shampoo, soap, etc., as well as pillows, sheets, blankets, towels and linens. Any special lotions must be prescribed by the physician. All personal grooming items will be stored in hygiene baskets which are accessed at prescribed times. All shaving will be directly supervised and completed with an individual razor or depilatory cream. Any use of electrical appliances or hygiene products must be prescribed by the physician and supervised by staff. All personal soiled linen will be stored in a paper bag until laundered. If you have a question about the appropriateness of an item you would like to use during your stay at Palm Point Behavioral Health, feel free to ask.

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