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What to Bring and What to Leave Home

What to Bring

  • A list of your medications
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Eye glasses and case
  • Hearing aids
  • Dentures and case
  • Slippers
  • List of important phone numbers (family, friends, etc.)
  • Hair ties or rubber bands to control long hair
  • Any crutches or braces your surgeon has instructed you to bring
  • Reading material, crossword puzzles
  • C-PAP and/or B-PAP
  • Mobile phone and/or tablet

Do Not Wear

  • Contact lenses
  • Nail polish
  • Jewelry including wedding bands, rings, and earrings, and body piercings

Do not bring

  • Valuables. The hospital is not responsible for your personal items or valuables
  • Electrical appliances such as hair dryers, electric razors, TVs, and other audio/video equipment

If Scheduled For an Overnight Stay

  • Clothing: We provide patients with hospital gowns. Personal bedclothes may be worn with approval from the nursing staff.
  • Toiletries: All patients are furnished with basic toiletries. Ask your nurse if specific items are needed.
  • Personal items: Keep dentures, glasses, and hearing aids in your bedside table. Don’t leave them on your food tray. The hospital will not replace these items if they are lost.