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What To Bring

What to Bring and What to Leave at Home

To make your stay with us as secure as possible, please read the following list of what to bring and what not to bring with you to Cedar Hills. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at 503-944-5000.

  • Two to three changes of casual clothing without drawstrings. We generally recommend limiting your clothing to what you will need in the course of a one-week stay. Casual pants, dresses, slacks, or jeans and comfortable tops.
  • Please note that offensive or inappropriate logos and clothing that is too revealing will not be allowed. Laundry access is available with laundry detergent.
  • A small supply of socks and underwear that will last between three and five days.
  • Two or three pairs of comfortable shoes without shoelaces.
  • A sweater or light jacket, preferably water resistant or waterproof, without drawstrings.
  • Toiletries: comb, brush, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and rechargeable electric razor. The hospital can also provide toiletries if needed. No glass or aluminum containers, no mirrors, no alcohol content in any products, and no blow dryers or flat & curling irons.
  • Phone Numbers: Bring a written list of important phone numbers, as you will not have immediate access to a cell phone while in treatment.
  • Medical Equipment: Anyone requiring a medical device should bring it to their assessment, if possible, so that we can determine whether we can accommodate. If you are unable to bring your device with you, please mention it during your assessment, for example: CPAP machines, oxygen tanks, etc.
  • Medications: Please bring all your medications and a list of your current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications, including dosages and frequency. We will provide medications on our formulary only. This may not include medications prescribed for certain medical conditions, so you will receive those medications that we do not have from your own supply.
  • Please do not bring jewelry, money or other valuables. Money is not needed, but patients are permitted to keep up to $10.
  • All clothing with drawstrings is strictly prohibited: sweatpants, running shorts, hoodies, pajamas, shoes with shoe strings paracord jewelry, etc.
  • Belts are not allowed.
  • Electronic devices such as MP3 players, tablets, laptops computers, radios, cell phones, alarm clocks or any other items with a cord.
  • Your own pillow, sheets, blanket or stuffed animals. In order to control for infections, we will supply all the linens and pillows during your stay.
  • Food and drinks from outside the hospital. You will be provided with snacks in addition to regular meals.
  • Smokeless tobacco, and medical or recreational marijuana is not permitted on the premises. There is no smoking on the premises.

You will not have access to your phone during your stay. Please make a list of important phone numbers prior to your arrival. You will have access to the facility phone and there is a toll-free number for your family to call in (with your Patient ID number that is given at admission).

  • You will have limited access to an ATM and/or the Internet. Please ensure that bills are arranged prior to arrival or that you have arranged for telephone payments to be made.
  • We ask that you do not lend or give out any of your personal possessions to other patients while in the hospital.

For the safety of Cedar Hills’ patients and staff, certain behaviors are prohibited.

The following are unsafe behaviors and are not allowed:

  • Sexual acts or inappropriate physical contact between patients
  • Violence of any sort including verbal threats, physical aggression or destruction of property
  • Drinking alcohol or using non-prescribed drugs or being in possession of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs
  • Unsafe behavior will result in a review of the treatment plan and further recommendations

It is the job of the staff to prevent harm from coming to any patient. You can help and show your concern about others by immediately telling a staff member if you know of someone who is planning to hurt him or herself or someone else, or if you know of someone planning to run away from the facility. Your treatment team will answer questions about this if the situation arises.

Cedar Hills Hospital is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.

Note: All of a patient’s belongings will be searched by a qualified staff member and recorded on a Patient Property Inventory. This list of his/her belongings will be reviewed with the patient and the patient will need to sign this form. Cedar Hills Hospital is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles listed under the “Items retained by the patient” section of the form.

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness, substance abuse or psychiatric distress, please call us at 503-944-5000 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but professionals are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.