What to Bring for an Inpatient Stay

If you will be participating in an inpatient treatment program at Highlands Behavioral Health System, come prepared for your stay by reading through our lists of permitted and prohibited items. Any items you bring that are not allowed on the unit will be sent home or held in a secure space until your time of discharge.

Accepted Personal Items

Please bring all items in one bag – carry-on size or smaller
Please label bag with the patient’s name and Patient ID Number
Please bring your personal Photo ID and Insurance ID Card on admission

During your stay, you may have only the following items in your possession:

  • 5 Casual Comfortable Outfits:
    • 1 Casual Shoes without laces, strings, or thick soles (Adults)
    • 5 Shirts (t-shirt / sweat shirt / long sleeve)
    • 5 Pants / Sweatpants / Shorts
    • 5 Underwear
    • 4 Bras (Sports Bras preferred)
    • 1 Jacket or Coat without hood or strings (Adults)
    • 1 Set appropriate Nightwear – PJ shirt & Pant
  • Eye Glasses or Contacts
  • Approved Piercings
  • 1 Hair Tie Only
  • 1 Personal Comfort Item (Stuffed animal / pillow / blanket)
  • 1 Paperback Book
  • 1 Wedding Band
  • All hygiene products will be provided as needed
  • Laundry Facilities are available

None of the following items are allowed during your stay:

  • All personal hygiene products
  • Watches, jewelry of any kind
  • Cell phones / electronic devices
  • Clothing that is revealing or immodest
  • Socks / Slippers / sandals / flip-flops / boots
  • Robes / loose knit clothing / items with strings
  • Belts / scarves / suspenders / ties
  • Inappropriate images or phrases
  • Any clothing item with a hood
  • Tank tops / spaghetti straps
  • Thong style underwear
  • Torn or studded items
  • Personal art supplies
  • Make-up / hair irons / dryers
  • Hard cover books / magazines
  • Outside food or drink

Get Help Today

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 720-348-2800, visit our facility, message us, or schedule a free assessment to get started.

In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.