Packing List

Items Permitted in Patient Rooms

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush and comb
  • Notebooks with no metal or hard plastic, books and hospital approved pencils
  • Eye care supplies (unless harmful if swallowed)
  • Clothing and shoes (without laces)

Items Permitted in Patient Rooms During Specific Times (Unless Otherwise Indicated by The Doctor)

  • Razors and electric shavers
  • Hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons
  • Shampoo and conditioner (if alcohol is not in the top five ingredients)
  • Make-up
  • Deodorant

Items Not Permitted in The Units at Any Time

  • Plastic bags
  • Spray cans (aerosols)
  • Glass containers and objects
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Mirrors (including compacts with mirrors)
  • Sharp objects
  • Metal combs, hair picks and rattail combs
  • Cloth or elastic headbands of any sort
  • Any liquid containing alcohol
  • All medications, vitamins and herbal remedies
  • Wire coat hangers
  • Electronic devices
  • Weapons
  • Lighters and matches
  • Car keys
  • Belts, drawstrings, hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings, scarves, coats with drawstrings, and Paracords manufactured item
  • No tobacco products of any kind, no electronic cigarettes, and no vaping products
  • Tube tops, tank tops, short skirts/shorts, see-through garments, and gang related clothing
  • Hats, head wraps, including winter hats/caps, and winter headbands
  • Steel toe boots & high heel shoes, shoes with shoelaces, and boots with laces
  • Aluminum cans
  • Wire or hard plastic notebooks
  • Permanent markers, paperclips, correction fluid (white-out), staples, pens & pencils, and art supplies
  • Batteries
  • Purses, luggage, and backpacks
  • Any form of magnets including, but not limited to toys and jewelry
  • Pillow & blankets from home, and stuffed animals
  • Powered items (foot powder, baby powder)
  • Sporting equipment & musical equipment
  • Removable gel insoles for shoes unless otherwise approved by the doctor
  • Cleaning supplies & laundry detergents
  • No outside food or drink items
  • Any other items deemed potentially dangerous or hazardous by staff.

Possession of Contraband Procedure

When it has been suspected that a patient is in violation of their therapeutic plan of treatment by use or possession of contraband on the premises, the policy regarding types of searches will be followed carefully (PC 101, Belonging Searches). Special precautions may need to be initiated.

The treatment team may be assembled at any time in this process to review the situation and determine a therapeutic response. The treatment team is responsible for presenting recommendations for solution to the physician. The physician will make the final determination on the direction of treatment.

Arrowhead Behavioral Health will make every effort to maintain maximum therapeutic effect for all patients. In some cases, it may be considered more beneficial for the current mode of treatment to be terminated. In the event of termination of care, discharge planning will be completed to include assistance with placement in a more appropriate level of care if indicated.

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