Keep South Florida weather in mind when packing. It is very hot during the summer and light cotton clothing is most appropriate for the weather. It is also recommended that clothing items are washable and do not need dry cleaning. A light jacket is useful to wear in air-conditioned spaces and during the evenings when it can get a bit cold.
- Modest sleepwear
- Under garments
- Modest beachwear - bathing suit and beach sandals
- Loose fitting clothing
- Exercise clothing
- Modest comfortable leisure-wear for everyday use
- Comfortable shoes
- Light weight jacket
- Alcohol fee personal toiletries
- Personal appliances - hair dryers, hair irons, tooth brushes etc.
- Leisure items
Items that are not appropriate due to their sexual or offensive nature, and any items that contain alcohol will be confiscated and issued to the client upon discharge. Please contact your admissions counselor prior to admission to ask for more detailed information about any items in question.
- Treatment Fees. Unless you made payment arrangements, payment in the form of a personal check, credit card transaction, cashier's check, or cash will be expected upon admission. If you pre-paid, please bring information on wire transfer, transaction, check, or any other payment sent prior to admission.
- Personal Spending. We recommend that you bring additional funds to cover personal spending for incidental items such as cigarettes, snacks, etc.
- Prescription Drugs co-payments. Some insurance providers require clients to pay additional co-payments or deductibles for medication. We recommend that clients bring a credit card or additional funds in the amount of $500 to cover these charges.
Bring prescription medication dosage necessary during your travel plus one day. Our facility is not authorized by state regulatory agencies to manage your current medication. Medication prescribed by our staff physicians will be distributed through our pharmacy. We will attempt to bill your insurance for these medications. We recommend that you do not order new medications or refill any medications prior to traveling, as insurance companies limit refills for a period of thirty days. Ordering or refilling prescriptions before traveling or within thirty days will limit your new medication claim and you may have to be responsible for payment.
The following is a list of items which we deem inappropriate while in treatment:
- Inappropriate clothing. Items of clothing referencing alcohol, drugs, or offensive phrases, any excessively tight-fitting clothing, sheer or revealing clothing, micro-skirts or micro-shorts, etc.
- Items exceeding $300 in value as a general rule
- Items of any kind of use that include alcohol
- Nail polish, nail polish remover, or glue
- Weight loss pills, energy pills, caffeine products
- Over the counter products
- Weapons of any kind including pocket knives or utility knives
- Sexual or offensive items in nature
- Dry cleaning clothing
In order to provide the highest level of safety to our clients and to prevent loss or theft, the following items are to be kept in a secured area in the facility during clients stay and need to be requested as needed. These items will also be issued to the client during discharge.
- Credit and Bank Card
- Checkbooks and other forms of negotiable items
- Any item of value which exceeds $100 in value
- Cell phones