What To Bring

Our main focus at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is to provide a safe and comfortable healing environment for our patients so they can better focus on the issues and reasons they are here for. To make the treatment planning process easier, we’ve put together a list of what to bring and not bring. This will avoid any confusion during the intake process of what can and cannot be on campus.

What to Bring

  • Several changes of comfortable clothing (limit 5) including underwear and socks
  • Appropriate sleeping attire
  • Seasonal jacket, if needed
  • Small bills and change for vending machines
  • Toiletries and hygiene supplies – excluding any items on the list below
  • One pair of shoes – no laces

What Not to Bring

  • Aerosol products
  • Alcohol-containing products
  • Volatile solvents, such as nail polish remover
  • Belts and scarves
  • Drawstrings on clothing, shoe laces
  • Cords
  • Cameras of any kind
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Items made of glass or breakable plastic
  • Drugs – prescription, OTC, herbal, or street
  • Food and beverages brought in from outside the hospital, except under special circumstances (i.e., religious observances)
  • Glass mirrors, including encased cosmetics
  • Heat-producing and/or corded personal care products, such as shavers, hair dryers, and curling irons
  • Matches or lighters
  • Money, currency over $5.00
  • Personal radio, TV, DVD, CD, and MP3 players, iPods, etc
  • Plastic bags, cellophane
  • Provocative clothing
  • Recording devices of any kind
  • Sharp objects including, but not limited to, scissors, metal nail files, tweezers, razors, glass or metal of any kind, crochet or knitting needles of any kind, or anything with an edge that can conceivably be used for harm to self or others
  • Tobacco products
  • Videos and video games
  • Weapons of any type, including martial arts weapons
  • Clothes hangers of any type
  • Pens or pencils or other writing utensils

I felt alone in this world confronting my problems with my mental disorders and the addiction that I developed to cope. Fortunately, the staff at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry were able to provide me with the assistance I needed, starting with the admissions process. Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry not only changed my life, but saved it.

– Susan F.