Suggested Clothing

  • Up to 3 complete changes of clothing, including socks and underwear
  • Shirts must cover midriff
  • Pajamas or shorts and t-shirts to wear at bedtime
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves and a sweatshirt or light jacket without string ties (during cold weather months)
  • Shoes, including gym shoes for recreation time (without laces)

Laundry facilities are available for patients’ use, detergent provided.

Personal Items

  • Bibles or other religious books
  • Books – paperback only
  • Notebooks (no wire binders)
  • Envelopes, stamps
  • Tissues

Please Leave at Home

  • Clothing with obscenities, drug, alcohol, gambling, tobacco or casino themes
  • Pants with excessively frayed hems or chains, metal studs, straps or clips
  • Drawstrings or strings in pants, shirts or jackets.  Clothing that must be dry cleaned or is not appropriate for washing machines
  • Belts & Shoelaces
  • Cell phones, pagers
  • Internet-capable devices for video and/or music
  • Jewelry
  • Cash
  • Personal care items such as hair brush/comb, toothbrush & toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion and mouthwash as they are provided by West Springs Hospital.

Hair dryers, razors/savers & specialty items are available and may be used with a Provider’s order and under staff supervision.