What to Bring for an Inpatient Stay

If you will be participating in an inpatient treatment program at Highlands Behavioral Health System, come prepared for your stay by reading through our lists of permitted and prohibited items. Any items you bring that are not allowed on the unit will be sent home or held in a secure space until your time of discharge.

What to Bring

  • Athletic or tennis shoes without laces (velcro will be provided)
  • Shorts (no shorter than knee-length)
  • Three pairs of pants, sweatpants or leggings without strings
  • Three shirts or sweatshirts
  • Five pairs of underwear
  • Bras (no underwire)
  • Jacket or coat (only for going outside)
  • One set of appropriate sleepwear
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Plastic piercings (if able to remove metal piercings)
  • One hair tie without metal
  • Robe without a tie
  • One comfort item (blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, etc.)

What Not to Bring

  • Revealing, immodest, studded or torn clothing
  • Tube socks
  • Items with strings or loose-knit clothing
  • Any clothing items with a hood
  • Tank tops or spaghetti straps
  • Bras with underwire
  • Books or journals (we will provide)
  • Personal hygiene items (we will provide)
  • Cologne, perfume or aftershave
  • Metal piercing or long chains necklace
  • Large rings or buckles (wedding bands allowed)
  • Belts, scarves, suspenders or ties
  • Make-up
  • Hair irons or dryers
  • Lighters
  • Electronic devices

Get Help Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with psychiatric, emotional or behavioral issues, please call Highlands Behavioral Health System at 720-348-2800 or use our online form to schedule a confidential, no-cost assessment or ask questions about our programs. We are available 24/7. In case of emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.