Inpatient Care Packing List

It is our goal to provide the highest quality of care to our clients. In order to do so, we have established some guidelines for your stay. Many of these guidelines are in response to healthcare standards. All of our guidelines seek to protect the safety of our patients.

What items should I bring?

Day of Intake:

  • Insurance card
  • 2 weeks’ worth (at least) of all prescribed medication(s)
  • Money for the client’s account
  • Any insurance payments

Clothing & Personal Belongings:

  • Jeans, leggings, sweatpants
  • Long and short-sleeved T-shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Hoodies (Zip up and/or pullover)
  • Comfortable shoes (2 pair- one should be tennis or running shoes)
  • Underwear, socks and bras
  • Cosmetics (optional, counts as one item collectively)
  • Toiletries in new, sealed containers (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, etc.)
  • Seasonal clothing (warm jacket and boots for winter, shorts and one swimsuit for the summer, etc.) 
  • Books, coloring books, colored pencils, card games (age appropriate)

A common question we are asked is “how many things will my child need while in treatment?”. Because there is limited space in their room and because they will do laundry every week, we ask you to please limit the number of items to 40.

  1.  All medications and toiletries do not count toward the 40-item limit. 
  2. All socks equal 1 item (ex: 10 pairs of socks = 1 item towards the limit)
  3. All bras equal 1 item
  4. All underwear equal 1 item 

Daybreak will provide the following items:

  •  Bedding
  • Washcloths/towels
  • Pillows
  • Water bottle
  • Notebook/drawing pads/pencils

We accept cash, check or debit card to place money onto a client’s spending account. The money added onto the client’s account will cover the items listed below:

  • Basic toiletries/hygiene items $1.50 each
  • Electric Razor $10 each
  • Radio & Earbuds $10 

If a client brings in a prohibited item, we will attempt to send it home with the guardian. If this is not possible, the item will be secured and returned upon discharge. All items deemed to be dangerous or illegal will not be returned to the client. These items will be properly disposed of.

What items should be left at home?

  • Alcohol or items containing alcohol as an ingredient (makeup/face wipes are the exception)
  • Any drug-related paraphernalia
  • Sharp objects (razors, scissors, glass bottles, mirrors, picture frames, spiral notebooks, keys, pencil sharpeners, paper clips, or hair clips.)
  • Bandannas 
  • Hair combs (brushes are okay)
  • Non-prescribed medications
  • Glass or mirrors of any kind (including in makeup compacts)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Aerosol products, mousse, nail polishes and nail polish removers
  • Personal pens and permanent markers
  • Stuffed animals
  • Tobacco of any kind (cigarettes, vapes, chew, etc.)