What to Expect, What to and not to Bring

INFORMATION FOR ENTERING RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT – Please call if you have any questions!

Your admission to Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare as a resident is important to us and we want your experience to be a pleasant one. The following is a list of some of the items we will be provide to you during your stay: towels, wash cloths, bed linens, pillows, and blankets and laundry soap. Please do NOT bring your own bedding or linens from home. Please label your personal items with your name. Consider bringing changes of clothing for five days or more.  Please do not bring more than 2 bags of luggage. (i.e. carry on 24″ x 14″ x 9″)  You will not have access to any items beyond this amount.  There are washers and dryers which can be used during certain hours.

The following is a partial list that may prove helpful as a list of items you will or will not need during your stay: PLEASE – Give us a call if you have any questions.

  • What TO bring:

    • Sleepwear (including robe and slippers)
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sweater or sweatshirt
    • Outdoor clothing appropriate to season
    • Indoor clothing to account for temp changes in the building
    • Church clothing (if planning to attend)
    • Driver’s license/social security card/insurance card(s)
    • Shampoo
    • Aftershave/perfume/deodorant
    • Feminine products
    • Razor/shaving cream
    • Toothpaste/toothbrush
    • Shower shoes
    • Hair dryer
    • Curling iron/brush/comb
    • Hangers
    • Nail Clippers
    • Prescription medications IN ORIGINAL PHARMACY BOTTLES – (30 day supply)
    • Small change (Silver coins and $1 bills) to purchase soda & sports drink
    • Small cash ($5, $10 or $20) for offsite pass opportunities towards the end of your treatment episode
    • Exercise clothing for Wellness Center activities and swimwear for YMCA


    What NOT to bring:

    • Any device with a SCREEN, Wi-Fi, or camera – such as iPad/Laptop, smartwatch or gaming devices (Internet PC’s, Tablets, MP3 players & pedometers are available for checkout at identified timeframes)
    • Expensive jewelry
    • Clothing depicting substance related themes
    • Clothing depicting sexually explicit themes
    • Food/snacks (These are provided)
    • Cell phones must be checked at the desk due to camera capabilities
    • Firearms, ammunition, knives, and other weapons are strictly prohibited
    • No aerosols
    • No mouthwash or hand sanitizer with alcohol
    • No tobacco products or vapes
    • ipod shuffle, cd player or any type of music device.
    • Pillow
    • Blanket(s)
    • Stuffed animals
    • Towels
    • Over the counter medications, supplements or protein powder (unless a valid prescription can be provided)
    • Checks that require assistance with cashing

    If any of these items are brought with you, they may be discarded or will be stored and secured.


MEDICATIONS: We ask that you bring medications that you are currently being prescribed. We will store your medications in a locked medication cart and administer to you during your stay. Please be sure to bring enough medication (30 day supply) to last the treatment stay period. All of your prescribed medications are to be properly labeled with your name, physician’s name, and instructions. It is not necessary nor allowed to bring in over-the counter items such as pain relievers, vitamins, antacids, etc. as we provide those as well. Certain medications are not allowed on the unit per policy such as, opiates benzodiazepines, certain sleep aides, etc. Please make sure you check with Prairie Ridge staff prior to admission if you have questions regarding any medication you may be taking and our policy.


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