What to Bring

We want each of our clients to be as comfortable as possible during their recovery process.

The following is a guideline of things you may need to bring for your stay:

Note: Please be aware that some of the items listed below may be kept in the self-care closet for safety purposes. Disallowed items will be kept secured and returned upon discharge.

Items that are 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
  • Any medical records you are able to obtain
  • 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. Brookhaven Retreat cannot accept any type of medication in a sample pack or bottle.
  • Your medical insurance card for your perscription medications
  • A drivers license or photo ID

Items you should consider bringing:

  • Comfortable clothing - we recommend you bring a limited supply of clothing; laundry facilities are available
  • Robe, nightgowns, pajamas, slippers, sweatshirt, jacket
  • Comfortable shoes & socks/stockings
  • Purse or wallet
  • Wrist watch
  • Hat/visor, sunglasses
  • A favorite blanket and pillow.
  • A warm jacket for working with the horses (some like to bring gloves)
  • Toiletries (Veet, deodorant stick, body lotion, face cream, powder, make up) - additional supplies can be obtained from nearby retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, which are a short trip away
  • Hair accessories (dryer, hair spray, shampoo, conditioner, etc.) - no curling/flat irons
  • Pump products (versus aerosols)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Nail clippers, tweezers, nail file
  • Electric razor
  • An iPod for relaxing music (iPod Shuffles only)
  • Fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Photos of those who are important to you
  • Up to $200 in cash
  • A credit or debit card for any purchases you may need
  • Swim suit if you like to swim
  • Gym gear and tennis shoes if you like to work out
  • A favorite book. Some people like to bring a Bible.
  • Address book with your contact addresses and phone numbers

What not to bring:

  • Anything breakable
  • Sharp objects that could be dangerous
  • Products with alcohol-based ingredients (e.g. Listerine)
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Portable Computing Device (laptop, netbook, iPad, e-reader, etc.)
  • Curling irons or flat irons
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