What Should I Bring?

It’s important to be prepared for your stay at Brooke Glen. We’ve compiled this packing list to make sure you have the items that you’ll need to be comfortable while you’re receiving care. Please consider packing the following things:

  • Please bring approximately a week’s worth of clothes, pajamas, socks, undergarments, and a pair of shoes. Patients will not be permitted to walk around the facility without proper footwear. Each unit has a washer and dryer available to do laundry, so please be conservative in your packing.
  • Please make sure toiletries are in their original containers, but DO NOT bring anything in glass or aerosol containers.
  • Please pack any medication (in their original bottles/packaging) that you currently take. This will help us prescribe the correct dosages should we make additional recommendations. We will manage medications for patients in our care.
  • Brooke Glen will provide food and beverage, but vending machines are available for some snacks.

What’s Not Allowed?

Items considered “contraband” are not permitted at Brooke Glen. These items may be used to harm oneself or others and will be promptly removed from the patient. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Outside food/beverages, including mints and candy (unless provided by hospital)
  • Electronic devices (cell phones, cameras, radios, ipods, tablets, laptops, etc.)
  • Outside stuffed animals, pillows, etc.
  • Razors and other sharps (safety pins, removable piercings, etc.)
  • Jewelry (rings with no sharp edges i.e.; wedding band is permitted)
  • Plastic bags
  • Balloons
  • Belts, shoelaces, strings, scarves, head dresses (hospital provides alternative), panty hose/stockings, chains/necklaces, paracord material items (i.e.; bracelet, shoe ties, etc.)
  • Boots (steel tip, construction boots, etc.), high heel shoes, flip flops
  • Underwire bras
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Glass (mirrors, bottles, etc.)
  • Picture frames, CDs and CD cases
  • Hair dyes, hair chemicals, hair removal agents
  • Nail polish, nail polish remover, make-up
  • Toiletries or other products that contains alcohol
  • Metal items (combs, hair clips, hangers, nail clippers/files, spiral notebooks, magazines with staples, soda cans, etc.)
  • Objects with button batteries (watches, key fobs, light up jewelry/shoes)
  • Objects with magnets (magnet holders, toys, etc.)
  • Cigarettes, lighters, matches, electric cigarettes and tobacco products
  • Substances not in original labeled container (powder, liquid toiletries, suspected illegal substances and/or medication, etc.)
  • Weapons or anything that could be used as a weapon (i.e. box cutters, utility knives, sharp items, tools, rocks, sticks, walking canes, etc.)
  • Hardback books (adolescents may use in school)

Contraband is locked away until discharge. Any item considered a WEAPON, such as a razor or a knife, will be taken immediately and should be picked up by a friend or family member within 72 hours or it will be disposed of properly. Brooke Glen is not responsible for any items left after discharge.

We ask that family and friends visiting the facility also adhere to the guidelines above when they come to see their loved ones or drop off any items during a patient’s stay.


Get The Care You Need

We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 800-256-5300, visit our facility, or message us to get started. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.