Residential Eating Disorder Care

Walden helped me realize that life is worth fighting for and that recovery is possible with hard work and dedication .
Former Patient

The following information is important for you as you are admitted to the Residential Program.

What to Bring:

  • Health insurance card
  • License/identification
  • A list of current providers and their numbers
  • Money for medication co-payments, cab fares (for emergencies and discharge planning) and personal items
  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Hair products
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Cotton balls and Q-tips
  • Additional items may be purchased while in residential care
  • Cell phone without camera/internet capabilities
  • Hobby or special interest items, such as craft materials, movies (not rated R), books, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, favorite music, knitting or crocheting materials
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Recipes for meal planning
  • Journal
  • Paper or folders to use in groups
  • 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.
  • Seasonally appropriate (jacket, gloves, etc.), comfortable clothes (sweatpants, T-shirts), jeans or any casual clothing (to wear on outings).  Shoes should be comfortable for walks and community outings. Please try to limit yourself to one bag. Items will be searched upon admission.

Items Provided:

  • Bedding linens
  • Towels
  • Desktop computers with internet access and printer
  • Washer and dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Television
  • Community telephone
  • Food and beverages

What NOT to Bring:

  • Tank tops
  • Short shorts
  • Skirts
  • High heels
  • Overly revealing clothing
  • Diet pills, laxatives, diuretics
  • Laptop computers
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Food or beverages
  • Weight control substances
  • Musical instruments
  • Tabloid or fashion magazines
  • OTC medications
  • Cameras or cell phones with cameras

Please note: personal items are brought at the owner’s risk. Walden Behavioral Care is not responsible for stolen or misplaced items, such as, but not limited to: portable DVD players, iPods, CD players, PDAs, cell phones or jewelry.