What Should You Bring With You?

At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, we strive to make our patients’ stay as comfortable as possible so that they can focus on healing and recovery during their time with us. We know that the days leading up to admittance can be challenging. Perhaps unsure of what to anticipate, some patients may feel nervous about the road ahead. This is an important time for incoming patients to reflect on their unique goals for treatment, and mentally and emotionally prepare for the hard work and positive changes ahead.

What to Bring With You

Having a few key items from home will make our patients’ time here at Crestwyn Behavioral Health a bit easier. Additionally, by having a few familiar creature comforts of their own, Crestwyn will feel a bit more like home during a patient’s stay.

The following is a list of items we recommend our patients bring with them:

  • 3-5 days of clothing (Temperatures in the facility fluctuate so you may need to bring warm clothing)
  • Gym clothing (no drawstrings)
  • Jacket/Coat/Sweater (no strings or zippers)
  • Pajamas/Comfortable Night/Sleep Wear (Sleep attire is required)
  • Robe (No belts/Sashes)
  • Slippers (bare feet are not allowed for health reasons)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Tennis Shoes (Strings will be removed for safety until discharge)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Optional-Religious/Spiritual materials ** Books must be soft cover.
  • Unopened Cigarettes (adult programs)
  • Unopened Toiletries (Shampoo/Conditioner/Soaps etc.) **Must be travel size and unopened.

What Items Not to Bring With You

The following is a list of items that our patients should not bring with them:

  • Personal electronic devices including, but not limited to, TVs, computers, laptops, radios, portable game players, headphones, etc.
  • Money, Jewelry, and other valuables
  • Medications
  • Knives, guns, and weapons of any kind, including pocket knives
  • E-cigarettes, lighters, matches, and candles
  • Illicit drugs, alcohol, and any item containing alcohol.
  • Inappropriate clothing: clothing should not expose midriff or be too tight, too short, too low cut, or have profane, discriminatory or derogatory language, no alcohol or drug glamorization.
  • No clothing suggestive of Gang Affiliation.
  • Underwire bras, nothing with strings, no belts.
  • Rolling papers and open loose tobacco
  • Glass items and/or Sharp Objects
  • Coat hangers
  • Personal blankets, pillows, toys and stuffed animals
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Candy, gum, food items, and drinks
  • Personal water bottles
  • Dietary supplements
  • Board games and dice
  • Violent or sexually related material or inappropriate photos
  • Writing materials/Office Supplies

I loved the staff! Most of the techs and nurses were wonderful. The doctors were great, too. I would choose it again if I had to go back.

– Former Patient