What to Bring With You


We want your stay here to be as comfortable as possible. This packing list can help make your visit more pleasant and convenient.

Please bring:

  • Insurance cards (such as Blue Cross, Medicare or Medicaid).
  • Photo identification.
  • Emergency contact numbers.
  • Copies of forms for advance directives, living wills and power of attorney.
  • Current medications. Your nurse will note your medications, and then a family member or friend can bring them home. The hospital pharmacy will provide all your medicine during your stay, including over-the-counter medications.
  • Eyeglasses and/or hearing aids
  • Comfortable, loose clothing. 
  • Bedroom slippers or warm socks
  • A pillow.
  • A pen and notepad.
  • Books or magazines, crossword puzzles or needlework.
  • Eye covering and ear plugs if you are sensitive to light or noise.
  • Toiletry items and cosmetics.

Please do not bring:

  • Credit cards or cash.
  • Valuables, such as jewelry and watches.
  • Laptop computers and tablets. You can have a family member or friend bring in electronic devices when you are recovering.
  • Other electronic or electrical equipment, such as radios or hair dryers.

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