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What to Bring

What to Bring to Clarion Psychiatric Center

We’ve provided some general guidelines around what to bring to treatment at Clarion Psychiatric Center. For the safety of all patients, some items are not allowed on the units. Those items will be sent home when possible or stored until discharge. Upon admission, patients have the opportunity to select their belongings and get phone numbers out of their cell phone.

  • Four sets of clothing (four pairs of socks, four pairs of underwear, four shirts,  four pants). Please do not bring revealing clothing, spaghetti strap tanks, belts, clothing with strings, scarves or bandanas).
  • One set of sleep clothing
  • One pair of shoes; one pair of shower shoes (no high heels, boots or shoelaces)
  • One jacket/coat
  • One pillow; one blanket
  • One comfort item
  • One book/journal (no spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, colored pencils or crayons)
  • One hat
  • Unopened tobacco products (no e-cigs, matches, lighters or snuff)
  • Four pieces of make-up (no glass, mirrors, pumps, cans, aerosol or metal)
  • Wedding bands are permitted (no other jewelry)

With staff supervision, adult patients may have access to makeup/cosmetics that are kept in a clear bag.

Toiletry items are provided. Washers and dryers are available for our patients to use and additional items can be provided as clinically necessary. Belongings that are delivered at any time following admission will be given to the patient based on the inventory of what the patient already has and is permitted to have. Extra items will be secured until discharge.

The items on this list are considered contraband, and may not be brought to our facility. This list is not exhaustive, and additional items may be prohibited if our staff has any concerns about patient safety.

  • Cords, strings, scarves, belts, shoe laces
  • Revealing clothing/tank tops when worn as primary clothing
  • High heeled shoes, hemp shoes, light-up tennis shoes, flip-flop sandals
  • Boots, including work/steel-toed, cowboy boots and hiking boots
  • Bandanas/doo rags
  • Nylon tights
  • Onesie-styled clothing of any kind
  • Lighters and matches
  • Aerosol products
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Radios/walkman/MP3 players or CDs
  • Purses, zipits, backpacks, gym bags, etc.
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper contraband (paper claws)
  • Open tobacco products (cigarettes, loose tobacco, snuff)
  • Any form of chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes or vapor products
  • Items made of glass or ceramic
  • Mirrors
  • Sharp metal objects (razors, scissors, knives, nail clippers, etc.)
  • Jewelry – except for a wedding band
  • Paracord and or cord jewelry
  • Cell phones, cameras, personal computers, electronics of any kind
  • Loofahs, mesh shower scrubbers
  • Outside food or drink
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Staples or paper clips
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Metal game boxes
  • Pencils and colored pencils
  • Pump bottles
  • Bottles of liquids (shampoo, lotion, body wash, etc.)
  • Button batteries
  • Magnets (Including toys)
  • Fidget Spinners, Orbeez Pop-Out Fans
  • Hidden weapons (often found in make-up items like lipstick holders, etc.)

Additionally, we do not allow the follow on the child and adolescent unit:

  • Tobacco products
  • Hats
  • Cosmetics
  • Money
  • Markers

Should you have any questions pertaining to the visiting guidelines or patient belongings, please ask to speak to the Charge Nurse on the assigned unit or an RN Supervisor.

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Clarion Psychiatric Center is here to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 800-253-4906 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you need immediate medical assistance, dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.