We know the journey of emotional wellness is demanding, so we want to try to help this be as easy as possible for you. The following is a guideline of things you may need to bring for your stay:
Note: Some of the items listed below may be kept in the self-care closet for safety purposes.
Items it is very important to bring:
- A list of all physicians and therapists you have worked with in the past five years
- A list of all prescribed medications you are currently taking
- A list of medications you have previously taken
- A bag containing all of the medications you are currently taking (in pharmacy dispensing bottles, not in day containers), including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements or other remedies. We are not able to accept sample packs of medications.
- Any medical records you are able to obtain. Please fax these to Brookhaven Retreat’s confidential fax line, 865-609-6216 for our medical team to review. Please know that providing Medical Records before admission can enhance the care and services.
- If you are leaving another service, please have the hospital and/or facility fax a discharge summary and medical notes to our confidential fax line listed above, along with a signed Brookhaven Retreat Release.
- Your medical insurance card for your prescription medications and method of payment for co-pays.
- A drivers license or photo ID. (e.g. passport, school ID)
Items you should consider bringing:
- Comfortable clothing – laundry facilities are available and we provide “All Free and Clear” Detergent and “Bounce Free and Sensitive” Dryer Sheets. Check our local weather data and seasonal data so that you can plan for your trip.
- Robe, nightgowns, pajamas, slippers, sweatshirt, jacket
- Comfortable shoes & socks/hose
- A warm jacket for working with the horses (some like to bring gloves)
- Purse or wallet
- Hat/visor, sunglasses
- Although we have all linen supplies, some like to bring their own favorite blanket and pillow
- Toiletries (personal body sponge, deodorant stick, body lotion, face cream, powder, make up)
- Hair accessories (dryer, hair spray, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
- Nail clippers, tweezers, paper nail file (sharps are stored in your personal self-care box)
- Electric razor (A wet razor can be used daily, but when not in use is kept in a person self-care box for safety.)
- An iPod for relaxing music
- Additional supplies can be obtained from nearby retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, which are a short trip away
- We have white noise machines, but if you want to bring your own let us know
- Photos of those who are important to you (no glass in frames)
- Up to $200 in cash (Any cash in excess of $200 will be transferred to a debit card.)
- A credit or debit card for any purchases you may need (e.g. hair salon, extra clothing, or personal disposables)
- Swim suit if you like to swim (There is no swimming onsite, but there is an indoor heated pool at the local fitness center.)
- Gym gear and tennis shoes if you like to work out
- Some people like to bring a Bible, daily inspiration, or meditation.
- Address book with your contact addresses and phone numbers
Items you should consider leaving at home:
- Anything breakable
- Sharp objects that could be dangerous
- Products with alcohol-based ingredients (e.g. Listerine)
- Valuables/Jewelry (other than what you wear daily)
- Laptops (We have computers that you may have access to)