What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

As you prepare for a stay in the hospital, you can be assured your basic needs will be taken care of, including food, dressing gowns and toiletries. Below is a short list of essentials to bring with you, as well as recommendations for what you should definitely leave at home.

What to bring:

  • Valid ID
  • Insurance card
  • Form of payment
  • Copy of your Advance Directives (ex: Living Will)
  • Lab and/or X-ray results if recently completed at another facility
  • Complete list of all medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Cases for glasses, contacts or dentures
  • Sleepwear, socks and other personal items for overnight stays

What NOT to bring:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Valuables like jewelry(wedding ring) or large amounts of cash
  • Electronics, including cell phones, TVs and radios