What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

Prepare for Your Visit​

If you’re preparing for a hospital visit, rest assured that most of your basic needs will be well taken care of, including food, hospital gowns and toiletries.

Items to Bring with You

Here we’ve put together a short list of essentials you need to bring with you:

  • A complete list of all medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements
  • Lab and/or X-ray results done recently at another facility
  • A case for glasses, contacts and/or dentures
  • Insurance card
  • Valid ID
  • Form of payment
  • A copy of any advance directives (e.g., Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney)
  • For overnight stays, pack sleepwear, footwear and other personal items you may need

What Not to Bring

These items should be left home when you arrive for your stay:

  • Valuables, such as jewelry, wedding ring or money
  • Electrical appliances, such as TVs and radios
  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs