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What to Bring

What is Needed While at the Hospital

Things Your Child Will Need

When your child comes to Belmont Pines, please make sure the items listed below are provided. This will enhance your child’s comfort and enable our staff to make your child’s surroundings pleasant. Please bring only three changes of clothes and pajamas because storage is limited and your child is responsible for their own belongings. Adolescents are encouraged to do their own laundry during the stay. Children’s clothing will be washed nightly. For your convenience, personal hygiene items such as a toothbrush, soap, shampoo, comb and deodorant are provided by Belmont Pines. Pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are discouraged for infectious control issues.

Check List

  • Three outfits suitable to the weather
  • One sleepwear outfit
  • One appropriate seasonal jacket or sweater
  • One pair of shoes (Slipper socks will be provided)

Please ensure that all belongings are clearly marked with the child’s name in permanent ink.

What Not to Bring to Belmont Pines Hospital

For security reasons, there are certain things you are not allowed to have in Belmont Pines. We define these items as “contraband.” Contraband is considered to be any item or article that is dangerous or potentially dangerous to the patient or others; items which have proven to be problematic in an inpatient setting and items of value which could be lost, stolen or destroyed.

Below is a list of those items, which are considered to be contraband.

  • Paper clips, spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, dry erasers, magic markers, pencils with erasers, pens, mechanical pencils, magazines or material with metal staples, White-Out
  • Headbands or jewelry that could bear weight, metal barrettes, large hoop earrings
  • Cell phones, calculators, cameras, pocket computers, electronic devices, Radios, MP3 players, headphones, cords of any kind, audio/video recording devices, video games rated MA or higher
  • Cigarettes, cigars, lighters, matches, chewing tobacco and/or paraphernalia
  • Razors, hair dryers and curling irons
  • Certain clothing:
    • Bandanas, pantyhose, ties, scarves
    • Belts or drawstrings including those on pants or hoodies or pajama type clothing ( including those that may be sewn in the garment), shoelaces (including leather strings such as those in boat/deck shoes), tie-closures on certain clothing (such as hospital gowns, overalls)
    • Clothing with inappropriate sayings or that may be provocative or suggestive in nature (including gestures or pictures, anything glorifying violence, drugs,alcohol and/or sex)
    • Underwire bras or thong underwear
  • Glass bottles of any kind, mirrors (including makeup compacts with mirrors), aerosol based spray cans,body powder jewelry, any alcohol based cosmetics or hygiene products, nail glue, artificial nails, acrylic nails, gel nails
  • Plastic bags, book bags, suitcases, purses or gym bags
  • Food including candy and chewing gum
  • Money
  • Inappropriate or pornographic material (this includes vulgar or sexual pictures or explicit reading material) (staff will determine appropriateness of reading material)
  • Medication from home or not ordered by the doctor
  • Bath Salts and/or any products containing MDPV (methlyene Dioxpytovalerone)
  • High heeled shoes/ shoes with heels over 1 inch, steel toed shoes
  • Sharp objects including: knives, scissors, knitting needles, crochet hooks, metal nail files, metal hair picks, rat-tailed combs, sewing needles, safety pins, needles, bobby pins, straight pins
  • Wire coat hangers
  • Button batteries or items containing button batteries
  • Fidget Spinners and/or toys containing small magnets, magnets of any kind
  • Paracord made items including bracelets, watches, belts,lanyards, etc
  • Any items deemed dangerous by staff

Note: Any items which are brought in by the patient or family must first be checked by staff. Any items which cannot be reasonably stored on the unit will be sent home with the parent/guardian.

Help is a phone call away.

We have licensed mental health professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in exploring the most appropriate treatment options for your child or teen. To schedule a no-cost appointment or for more information, please call us toll-free at 800-423-5666. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.