To help make your upcoming admission go smoothly, we’ve put together some guidelines about what to expect, including what to wear and what to bring. By carefully reading the information and following the instructions given to you by our admissions department, you will arrive at our hospital with all the necessary documents and personal items you need to make your time at Rogers as comfortable as possible.
Please note that this page gives a general set of guidelines by levels of care. Each of our programs has different restrictions regarding what items you can bring and what items aren’t allowed, and our intake specialists will cover that information with you when your admission is scheduled.
As part of your admission, program staff will ask to examine your belongings, including clothing. This is a routine procedure to maintain the safety of you and other patients. Any unsafe items will be given to your family to be taken home or placed in a locked storage area until discharge.
A note about smoking: Smoking or tobacco/nicotine use of any kind is not permitted on any property owned or leased by Rogers Memorial Hospital with one exception. While smoking is not allowed at our facilities for adults (18 years of age and older) who are admitted to our inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient programs, allowances are made for adults who are admitted to residential treatment to smoke in a designated outside smoking area. While you are making many other positive life changes during treatment, this may be an ideal time to stop smoking. Should you desire to quit smoking while in treatment at Rogers, we can offer you appropriate interventions.
Our inpatient eating disorders programs have additional detailed guidelines for patients. If you have been approved for admission to one of these specialized inpatient programs, please print out the appropriate admissions information sheets:
To help you prepare for your stay at one of Rogers’ residential treatment programs, we've made PDFs of the information sheets that are included in the program's “Welcome” packet which you can print out. The sheet has detailed checklists of what to bring and other essential information:
Because patient bedrooms have limited storage space and there are laundry facilities on-site, we ask that you limit the amount of clothing to what is necessary. If you have any questions about the information, please call 800-767-4411 and ask for the Admissions Department.
Each program has specific guidelines to ensure a safe and confidential environment. Please leave your valuables at home. We suggest you wear casual, comfortable clothing appropriate for the seasons. Due to health regulations, shoes and a shirt must be worn at all times. For safety reasons, we recommend closed toe shoes (no skate shoes or other wheeled footwear). Clothes or jewelry promoting or displaying violence, gang involvement or disrespect to any group, advertisements of taverns, or use of alcohol/drugs are forbidden. Sexually provocative clothes (bare midriffs, low-cut shirts showing cleavage, short shorts, low rise pants or shorts displaying underwear, etc.) may not be worn. The decisions regarding appropriateness are ultimately up to the staff. We appreciate your cooperation.