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What to Bring

What to Bring

What to Bring

What to Bring

  • Clothing:
    • Acute Services: 3-5 day supply of casual, comfortable clothing is recommended.
    • Residential Treatment: 7-10 day supply of casual, comfortable clothing is recommended.

    We have washers/dryers and laundry detergent available to our patients at no charge.

  • Shoes: Slip on or Velcro athletic shoes are preferred.
  • Cash: Vending machines are available; please only bring small amounts.
  • Medications and/or medical equipment.
  • Immunizations record (adolescents/residential treatment)
  • Calling card: Telephones are available on the units near each nurse’s station for use during free time. Local calls are free of charge, but long distance calls will require a card.

What Not to Bring

  • Jewelry
  • Clothing with reference to drugs, alcohol, bands or individuals associated with the same
  • Backless shirts, low cut or sheer/see-through blouses or clothing
  • Tank tops or shirts with spaghetti straps
  • Bras with underwire
  • Baggy shorts or pants, skirts or shorts more than 4″ above knee
  • Low rise jeans, pants or shorts
  • Excessively tight clothing
  • Belts, drawstrings, shoe strings
  • Any electronic devices including cell phones, iPods, laptops or recording devices, etc.
  • Food, snacks, energy drinks or gum
  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Lighters, matches or any device that produces a flame
  • Candles, incense or any decorative items that burn
  • Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, chains, razors, scissors, etc.)
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Racial or religious “hate” symbols or paraphernalia
  • Any item that can be used for self-mutilation
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Nail polish

We supply all hygiene and toiletry items.

Please leave any items of value at home for safekeeping. This would include jewelry, handheld gaming devices (Nintendo DS, Playstation PSP, etc.), MP3 players, personal computers and cell phones.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 or 800-292-8553 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.