what to bring

While at the hospital, we work with patients to reestablish as much independence as possible. However, there are several items that patients will not be allowed to bring into treatment. 

We have limited space to store items that are not allowed on the unit, and therefore we cannot be responsible for stolen or misplaced items. For this reason, we encourage parents, caretakers or support system to pick up these items soon after your loved one is admitted.

If you need directions on where to pick up these items, contact our admissions staff at 706-646-5725. A detailed list of what to bring and not to bring is outlined below.

These items are not permitted for patient use. Please DO NOT BRING them for your loved one when you visit:

•           Medications

•           Illegal drugs/alcohol

•           Tobacco of any kind

•           Food items or drinks 

•           Lighters/matches/ flammable items

•           Glue/Inhalants/ Hand Sanitizer

•           Tank Tops

•           Scarves, hats, and caps

•           Skirts or shorts above knee length

•           Drawstring clothing

•           Computers

•           Cameras

•           iPod

•           CD player

•           Radio

•           Cell phones

•           Any Electronic Device

•           Musical instruments

•           Electrical Appliances

•           Shoelaces

•           Belts or Suspenders

•           Sharp /Plastic/Metal items

•           Mirrors/glass products

•           Razors

•           Cords

•           Chemical hair removers

•           Aerosol containers/products, including hairspray

•           Alcohol-based products

•           Bar soap

•           Jewelry

•           Money/wallet

•           Other valuables

•           Knitting needles/crochet hooks/yarn/hair ties greater than 6 inches/ ribbons

•           Hair dryers/curling irons/or any other items with cords

•           Metal combs, tweezers, files, or nail clippers

•           All makeup

•           Saline solutions

•           Live Plants


These items would be helpful for you to BRING with you upon admission or for your loved one to BRING when visiting:

•           Patient’s health insurance card

•           Patient’s photo ID

•           A list of the patient’s current providers and their numbers

•           A list of the patient’s current medications, including over-the-counter medications

•           1 set of casual comfortable clothing including underwear and socks to discharge

•           1 pair of comfortable shoes, no shoestrings

•           Hygiene products, but if needed, we will supply products to meet basic hygiene needs

•           Books/reading material (paperback only)

•           Personal journals (not wire-bound)

•           Crosswords/Sudoku/word search

•           Equipment including walker, hearing aids, glasses, dentures, or prosthetics.

•           A dietary list if you are on a special diet.


The following items will be provided to patients:

•           Blankets

•           Pillows

•           Comforters

•           Towels

•           Washer and dryer

•           Writing materials

•           Undergarments

•           Scrubs