What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

As you prepare for a hospital stay, you can be assured your basic needs will be addressed, such as hospital gowns, food and toiletries. We have compiled a list of essential items to bring with you and what we recommend you should leave at home.

What to bring:

  • Current photo ID
  • Health insurance card
  • Form of payment
  • A copy of your Advance Directives [Link to Advance Directives] (ex: Living Will, Power of Attorney)
  • 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 and/or dentures
  • Sleepwear, socks or other personal items you may need overnight

What NOT to bring:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Valuables, such as wedding ring, jewelry or money
  • Electrical devices, including cell phone, TVs and radios