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What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

As you’re getting ready for a hospital stay, rest assured we’ve got your basic needs covered, including hospital gowns, toiletries and food. Below is a list of essentials to pack for your stay, as well as recommendations for what you should definitely leave at home.

What to bring:

  • Valid government-issued ID
  • Insurance card
  • Form of payment
  • Copy of any Advance Directives (ex: Living Will)
  • Lab and/or X-ray results if recently completed at another facility
  • Complete list of all medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and any herbal supplements
  • Cases for glasses, contacts and/or dentures
  • Sleepwear, socks and other personal items for overnight stays
  • Cell phone charger

What NOT to bring:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Valuables like jewelry (wedding ring) or large amounts of cash
  • Electronics, including TVs and radios

Minors and Guardianship

Please bring proof of guardianship or medical power of attorney if the patient is a minor or an adult unable to sign for himself or herself. Minors must have a parent or a guardian accompany them.