Inpatient Eating Disorder Care

I went expecting to be judged and found only acceptance.
Former Patient

The following information is important for you to review as you are admitted to the Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program.

What to Bring:

  • One medium suitcase
  • Journal/school textbooks/homework
  • Appropriate reading book
  • Small stress ball
  • Appropriate casual clothing – skirts or shorts must be at knee length
  • Sweatshirts (without hoods and pockets)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Face wash
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant (must be in plastic containers)
  • Medications – bring prescription medications only. Please do not bring any open bottles of vitamins or over-the-counter medications. Residents will be expected to purchase their own vitamins and over-the-counter medications, and to make co-payments for medication while in the program. Please bring a list of your current medications, including over-the-counter medications with you.

Provided Items:

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Towels
  • Washer and dryer
  • Writing materials

What NOT to Bring:

  • Cell phones – IPODS – Blackberry or any other electronic devices
  • Curling irons, flat irons, hair dryer (or any items with cords)
  • Sharp objects including: razors, electric razors, nail clippers and tweezers
  • Mirrors or glass products
  • Hair spray or products that contain alcohol or are in aerosol containers
  • Makeup
  • Shoelaces, high heeled shoes, belts
  • Leggings, tank tops, scarves, and boots
  • Matches, lighters, cigarettes
  • Clothing with drawstrings
  • Food, gum, beverages
  • Jewelry
  • Magazines
  • Knitting needles, yarn, crochet hooks
  • Blankets, pillows, towels, sheets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Musical instruments
  • Items the treatment team feels will interrupt treatment, or are a safety risk will be removed

Please note: valuable items are brought at the owners’ risk. The program is not responsible for stolen or misplaced items. Please do not bring items that are not included on this list, as they will be sent home at admission. No storage is available on the unit.