Packing List

To ensure that Red River Hospital remains a safe place for all patients, staff members, and guests, we have established the guidelines below to identify which items may or may not be brought into our hospital.

If you have any questions about these lists, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Packing list

You are permitted to bring the following items with you:

  • Current medication list, including dosage and dose schedule
  • Calling card for long-distance phone calls, if desired (None needed for children & adolescents)
  • Cash for vending machines, if desired, up to $40 (Does not apply to children & adolescents)
  • One to two weeks’ supply of factory-sealed tobacco products, if desired (Does not apply to children & adolescents)
  • Up to three items of reading material (must be approved by program director)
  • One or two changes of full-coverage sleepwear (to be worn in bedrooms only)
  • Three to four changes of clothing (only clothing with appropriate language, pictures, or sayings will be permitted; clothing with strings, sleeves, or spaghetti straps, tight-fitting, revealing, or excessive metal decorations are not permitted)
  • Athletic shoes without laces and physical fitness clothing without strings for daily workouts (active duty military only)

Prohibited Items

To ensure safety, the following items are not permitted:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Strings of any kind (shoelaces, clothing ties, etc.)
  • Metal of any kind (razors, paper clips, staples, spiral notebooks, metal cans, safety pins, three-ring binders, nail files/clippers, metal hair clips, etc.)
  • Jewelry (except wedding band)
  • Plastic bags and aerosol sprays
  • Boots
  • Bath sponges, scrubbies, or loofas
  • Belts, suspenders, or overalls
  • Toiletry items (all toiletries will be provide3d)
  • Cosmetic items
  • Hats, hair coverings, and sunglasses (these items will be kept in hygiene bin and can only be worn outside the building)
  • Electronic or battery-operated equipment of any kind (including e-cigarettes)
  • Guitars or any other musical instruments
  • Writing utensils (pens, pencils, markers, etc.); all necessary items will be provided
  • Food or beverages from outside our hospital
  • Stuffed animals (unless approved by physician for younger children)
  • Personal bedding and pillows

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. Any items that are determined by Red River staff to be dangerous will be confiscated. All confiscated items will be secured in a sealed bag until discharge.

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