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What To Bring

What should you bring with you during your stay at Siskin Hospital? We recommend:


Paperwork:
  • Medical Insurance Cards and/or Medicare Card
  • Any Special Insurance Forms
  • Copy of your Living Will, if available
  • Copy of your Durable Power of Attorney, if available
  • Legal Guardian Document, if available
  • List of medications you are currently taking, if you are being admitted from home
  • Portable Health Profile, if available

Clothing:
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting elastic waist pants or shorts
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting shirts
  • Comfortable, flat shoes that have a non-skid sole. Open heels or open toe shoes are discouraged.
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas or Nightgown
  • Robe
  • Bedroom Slippers
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Bathing Suit (necessary only if your doctor orders hydrotherapy)

We recommend that you bring enough clothes for at least seven days, although in-house laundry facilities are available, if needed.
 

Personal Care Items:
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dentures
  • Shaving Supplies
  • Comb/ Brush
  • Cosmetics
  • Deodorant
  • Glasses/Contacts
  • Sanitary Supplies
  • Hearing Aid and Batteries

Miscellaneous:
  • Any Medical Equipment you are using: Braces, Canes, Splints, Special Shoes, etc.
  • Books, Magazines, Leisure items

The Following Items Are NOT Permitted:
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications, as well as herbal supplements. Our in-house pharmacy will supply your medications while you are here to ensure that all medications work well together without negative interactions.
  • Money in excess of $10.00
  • Televisions, Stereos, Coffee Pots, Heating Pads, and other electrical devices
  • We also strongly discourage you from bringing jewelry or other valuables. Although we attempt to ensure the safety of your personal possessions, it is best to leave valuables at home.