WHAT TO BRING

Residential Patients

Prior to being accepted into the facility you will need to provide us with the following information:

  • ALL medical records from the last 12 month.  This includes hospital admissions, primary care doctor and emergency room visits. You can obtain these records the following way:

    • If you visited St. Luke’s, you could access your records on MyChart, complete a records request by printing their form off their website and sending it in, or come to our office and complete the required forms.

    • If you visited NCMC complete a records request by printing their form off their website and sending it in or come to our office and complete the required forms.

    • All current medications- We need a list of all medications you are taking and plan to take while in the facility.  We are a holistic facility so there are certain medications we don’t allow such as:

      • Narcotics

      • Methadone

      • Suboxone

      • Etc.

  • Pending Charges and upcoming court date- We will need to know of all charges that you currently have against you.  You will need to provide us with your PO’s information so that we may inform them of your admissions to treatment.  Also, if you have any upcoming court dates or appointments with your PO we will need to know.  Once you have entered treatment, we are unable to make accommodations to get you to court or to speak with your PO.


If you have charges that disqualify you or medical/prescription needs that we can’t accommodate we will refer you to another agency that can assist you.

**Under no exceptions can we allow you into the facility without having all these records.**



Once you are accepted into the facility you will need the following items.  Please pay close attention to the items you CAN NOT bring in as you will not be allowed to have them.


Clothing

  • Please bring four changes of clothes with you. Including under clothes and night clothes.

  • You may bring one coat, beanie and gloves.

  • Avoid “over-packing” as storage space is limited.

  • Please leave valuables such as cash, jewelry, laptops, cell phones, MP3 players and credit cards at home, or send them home as soon as possible after admission. These items are not allowed on the unit.

  • To help prevent misplaced or lost items, it is helpful if your personal items are labeled with at least your first name and last initial.

  • All items brought in by or for you will have to be checked by staff members for any potential safety issues or prohibited items. Unit staff will document all of the patient’s belongings.

  • Any items that are considered unsafe (or even potentially unsafe) or contraband items will be secured until the patient is discharged.

Personal Care

  • Personal care items are checked in and out to patients by staff due to safety concerns.

  • Please bring personal care items that you use daily. However, glass containers, mirrors, safety/disposable shaving razors, bars of soap and hair ties with metal pieces will not be allowed on the unit (please leave such items at home).

  • Toiletry items cannot have an alcohol component among the first five ingredients.

  • We do not allow perfume, body spray, or cologne due to potential allergies, sensitivities, or irritations of other patients and staff.

  • Items brought from home should be in their original, PLASTIC containers. Makeup products may be used, but they cannot be in glass containers, have mirrors, or ANY metal parts.

  • Corded appliances like hair dryers and curling/flat irons are also NOT allowed.

  • Cordless razors may be brought from home, but will only be checked out to a patient as needed.

Dress Code

Clients are allowed to wear their own clothing (if appropriate) while in the facility, unless ordered otherwise for safety reasons. The way people dress sends a message and clothing can have a definite effect upon the way a person feels about himself/herself. We encourage all clients to take care of themselves (as much as they are capable of doing), to pay attention to the way they dress and look, to complete daily personal hygiene and grooming and to practice habits that will help them to feel better about themselves. In case a client has no clothing available, Embrace Life Recovery center can provide temporary scrubs and slipper socks for him/her to wear. Clients will be able to wash laundry at the facility.  Laundry soap is provided. The following dress code has been developed to serve as a guideline for clients. Any issue in the determination of inappropriate clothing items will ultimately be at the discretion of the staff.

  • NO strings, sashes, belts, shoelaces, scarves, etc. are allowed at the facility.

  • Clothing cannot be see-through, too revealing, too tight, too loose or too short.

  • Tube tops/tank tops cannot to be worn by either females or males.

  • Please, no G-string or thong-style underwear.

  • Bras with underwires are only allowed on a case-by-case basis due to potential safety issues.

  • Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist.

  • Shoes should be worn outside of facility. Feet should be covered at all times; slippers and socks are acceptable while in the building but no other types of shoes. You MUST bring slippers in with you.

  • Clients must wear some kind of bed clothing. Sleeping in the nude or in underwear is not allowed. Nightwear is restricted to the bedroom.

  • All clothing must be free of written messages, slogans or pictures which have reference to drugs, alcohol, sex, violence or gangs.

Jewelry

  • Due to safety and security issues, clients must leave/send all personal jewelry items home for the duration of their stay here. Otherwise, jewelry will be secured by staff, documented and locked-up until the patient’s time of discharge.

  • Wedding rings are permitted to be worn by patients only if the patient is determined to not be at risk of losing the ring, giving the ring away, or using the ring to harm self/others.

  • Body piercings are not allowed.

What not to bring

  • Metal/sharp objects such as razors, scissors, pins, needles, tweezers, tacks, pencil sharpeners, nail clippers, eyelash curlers, sharp hair clips with metal, tin/aluminum soda pop cans, etc.

  • Glass mirrors, ceramics, bottles, vases, etc. (i.e., anything breakable with potentially sharp pieces)

  • Strings, wires, shoelaces, belts, cords, ties, scarves, long hair ties, woven Paracord items, etc.

  • Tube tops, tank tops or revealing/provocative clothing.

  • All jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, watches, body piercing jewelry, rings, etc.

  • Alcohol, drugs and medications – including over-the-counter medication.

  • Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind.

  • Electronic or battery devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, smart watches, MP3 players, video games, etc.)

  • Magnetic toys.

  • Plastic bags and luggage/backpacks.

  • Plastic bottles, travel mugs or beverage containers.

  • Boots with reinforced/steel toes.

  • Coat or clothing hangers.

  • Q-tips/cotton ear swabs.

  • Fingernail polish and remover.

  • Toxic fluids and chemicals such as glues, ammonia, bleach, gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.

  • Alcohol-based products.

  • Perfume, body spray or cologne.

  • Personal bedding, blankets, pillows, linens, or “stuffed animals” from home.

  • Electric blankets and heating pads.

  • Curling irons, flat irons or hairdryers.

  • Art supplies such as spiral notebooks, white out, permanent markers and erasers.

  • No food is permitted in patient rooms.

Smoking

  • If you smoke, you may bring in sealed cigarettes to be checked in with the staff. They will be left in a secure box and checked out at break times only. Please bring in enough for 30 days as you will not be allowed to have them brought in or go purchase them.

  • Don’t bring in lighters or matches.



Medications

  • Please make sure you have a 30-day supply of all medications that you will be needing.  If you don’t have a refill available yet you will need to call R&R Pharmacy in Jerome and have your refill transferred there and scheduled to be delivered on the date you need it. If your primary doctor hasn’t given you a new refill you will need to make arrangements prior to coming in. We won’t be able to contact doctors and make these arrangements.

    • R and R Pharmacy 208.324.3784

  • Over the counter medications- If you take any over the counter medication such as multi vitamins you will need to bring in enough for 30 days.  We are unable to provide those items.