What to bring

To help make your or your loved one’s upcoming admission a smooth process, we’ve put together some guidelines about what you can expect during the admissions process—including what to wear and what to bring. By carefully reading the guidelines and following these instructions, you will arrive with the necessary documents and personal items you need to make your time at Rogers as comfortable as possible.

Please note these are a general set of guidelines organized by levels of care. Each program has different restrictions regarding what items you may and may not bring. Your intake specialist will cover more detailed program details with you when your admission is scheduled.

As part of your admission, staff members will ask to examine your belongings, including clothing. This is a routine procedure to maintain the safety of you and other patients. We will give any unsafe items to your family to take home or place them in locked storage until you leave programming.

Smoking restrictions 

Smoking or tobacco/nicotine use of any kind are not permitted on any property owned or leased by Rogers Memorial Hospital, with one exception: adults admitted to residential treatment programs may smoke in designated outdoor smoking areas.  

You will make positive life changes during treatment, and this may be an ideal time to stop smoking. If you desire to quit smoking while in treatment at Rogers, we can help you with smoking cessation. 

 

Inpatient care

  • Mandatory Items: Insurance cards; current medications in original containers with dosages and times; name, address, and phone number of current and previous providers; dates and locations of past hospitalizations.
  • Recommended Items: comfortable, seasonal clothing (nothing too revealing, too tight or too short); proper footwear (without strings or laces), gym shoes, hard-soled slippers; robe, sleepwear; personal hygiene products (comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, and cosmetics).
  • Optional Items: While we provide bedding, you may wish to bring your own pillow and a quilt to help you feel more comfortable while you are here. If you wish to bring a hair dryer, please note that they will need to be inspected and tagged by a hospital maintenance staff member prior to use and will be stored in a locker for you to check out and check in with staff as needed.
  • Prohibited Items: Any item restricted by law; candles and incense; food and soda; TVs, stereos and boom boxes; video games; radios or alarm clocks with cords; glass containers, bottles, picture frames with glass, mirrors; aerosol cans; matches or lighters; disposable straight razors (the hospital has electric razors available for your use); items containing alcohol, such as mouthwash; laptop computers, cell phones, iPods or any electronic device with a camera or recording capabilities (unless you disable the camera); clothing that is torn or imprinted with messages related to drugs or alcohol or that shows disrespect to anyone; clothing items with strings (the strings can be removed; however, we will not be able to replace them); hair pins or clips; watches or jewelry; body piercings.

Our inpatient eating disorders programs have additional detailed guidelines. If you have been approved for admission to one of these specialized inpatient programs, please print out the appropriate admissions information sheets: 

Residential treatment

To help you prepare for your stay in one of our residential facilities, please read the information corresponding to your program for essential information and restricted items. A PDF can also be found in your Welcome Packet, which you will receive upon admission.  

Because your bedroom will have limited storage space, please bring only necessary clothing items and use on-site laundry facilities. If you have questions, please call 800-767-4411, and ask for our admissions department.

 

Partial Hospitalization, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs

Each program has specific guidelines to ensure a safe and confidential environment. Common guidelines among all these specialized outpatient treatment programs include:

  • Leave valuables at home
  • Wear casual, comfortable clothing appropriate for the season
  • Shoes and a shirt must be worn at all times, due to health regulations
  • We recommend closed toe shoes for safety purposes; no skate shoes or other wheeled footwear will be permitted
  • Clothes or jewelry promoting or displaying violence, gang involvement or disrespect to any group, advertisements of taverns, or use of alcohol/drugs are not permitted
  • Sexually provocative clothes, such as bare midriffs, low-cut shirts, short shorts, low rise pants or shorts displaying underwear, etc., may not be worn. 

Decisions regarding appropriateness are ultimately up to Rogers staff. We appreciate your cooperation.

Outpatient treatment

Each program has specific guidelines to ensure a safe and confidential environment. Common guidelines among all these specialized outpatient treatment programs include:

  • Leave valuables at home
  • Wear casual, comfortable clothing appropriate for the season
  • Shoes and a shirt must be worn at all times, due to health regulations
  • We recommend closed toe shoes for safety purposes; no skate shoes or other wheeled footwear will be permitted
  • Clothes or jewelry promoting or displaying violence, gang involvement or disrespect to any group, advertisements of taverns, or use of alcohol/drugs are not permitted
  • Sexually provocative clothes, such as bare midriffs, low-cut shirts, short shorts, low rise pants or shorts displaying underwear, etc., may not be worn.

Decisions regarding appropriateness are ultimately up to Rogers staff. We appreciate your cooperation.

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