When entering a residential treatment facility, many people are uncertain about what to take to rehab. That is why Sovereign Health Group has included this list of things to bring to rehab. We also provide a detailed list to patients and their families in our welcome packet.
Sovereign Health Group provides treatment for addiction, mental health, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis. You can learn more about our programs here, or you can call our admissions team at 866-819-2948.
Clothing is one of the necessary things to bring to treatment. At Sovereign Health residences, laundry facilities are available, but a person will need enough clothing for about two weeks. The clothing should be appropriate and not revealing. Typically, casual clothing is all that is needed, but many people find it helpful to have at least one business attire outfit for job interviews. The weather is typically warm, but it can get chilly, especially at night and in the winter, so a person will want to bring a jacket or sweater. Exercise and walks on the beach are part of all the programs at Sovereign Health, so patients will need exercise clothes, including clothes appropriate for yoga, as well as running shoes. Do not forget to bring something in which to sleep, like pajamas, and socks and appropriate undergarments.
Most personal belongings should be kept at home, especially any valuables. However, a person can bring some belongings with them to make the stay more comfortable, including an mp3 player or similar device. A person will also need to bring a supply of appropriate toiletries, such as bath soap, deodorant, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrush and feminine hygiene products. A person can also bring a curling iron or hair dryer if desired.
There are some important items that a person will need during his or her stay at Sovereign Health. The prescription for any approved medication will need to be provided in order for the medication to be filled and properly managed for the patient. Additionally, a person needs to bring a 30-day supply of this medication, in the original prescription bottle. We will need to have the insurance information so a person must bring his or her insurance card (if applicable), along with a driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) and a credit or debit card.
There are a few items that a person may want while at Sovereign Health, but it is not necessary to bring them. A person is welcome to bring a watch and an alarm clock. Bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a swimsuit is recommended. There is personal time built into the daily schedule, so patients might want to bring reading materials, including magazines and books, and a journal. Additionally, if a person enjoys writing letters home, he or she will want to bring letter-writing materials. Vitamins and other supplements are allowed, as long as they are from a nationally recognized brand and sealed in the original container. An Admissions team member can answer any inquiries about whether a particular vitamin or supplement is approved.
Most personal items are acceptable to bring to the facility, although not always recommended. You can always discuss this with the Admissions team prior to packing. However, there are some items that are always prohibited:
After a loved one has entered a treatment facility, family members and friends are welcome to send care packages, but they should follow the guidelines above. Any package will be searched upon arrival and prior to being given to the patient. Any money you wish to send should be in the form of a gift card, rather than a debit card or cash.
You should also be aware that use of cell phones is not allowed during the first week, and the use after that is dependent upon the patient’s progress. However, there are phones available for use at check-in and during business hours at the clinical office. Patients have access to email during business hours at the clinic. Any information about the patient’s care can only be provided to you if the patient has allowed it in writing on the consent form. You can learn more about the treatment and other important information for families by downloading the family information packet here.
Below is a list for you to use when packing. However, it is not comprehensive. Management has the right to store any belongings that they feel are inappropriate.