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.
- 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, 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 electrician prior to use and will be stored in a storage locker for you to check out and check in with staff as needed.
- Items Not Allowed: Any item restricted by law; candles and incense; food and soda; TVs, stereos and boom boxes; laptop computers, cell phones, ipods or any electronic device with a camera or recording capabilities; video games; radios or alarm clocks with cords; glass containers, bottles, picture frames with glass, mirrors; aerosol cans, matches, lighters; disposable straight razors (the hospital has electric razors available for your use); items containing alcohol, such as mouthwash. Do not wear or bring clothing that is torn or imprinted with inappropriate messages on drugs, alcohol or which shows disrespect to anyone; no clothing items with strings (if you would like we can remove the strings; however, we will not be able to replace them). Do not wear hair pins or clips, watches or jewelry; remove any body piercings.
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.
Partial Hospitalization, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs
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.