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Baton Rouge Frequently Asked Questions

  • 4-5 Changes of casual clothing and undergarments.  No drawstrings.  We have laundry supplies available to launder items.
  • BBH is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • Shoes with no laces (comfortable slip-ons are preferable), shower shoes.   Shoes should be weather appropriate.  Shoe laces are not permitted on the unit unless there is a doctor’s order.
  • Jacket or coat
  • “New, unopened” toiletries, hygiene products.  No mirrors or glass bottles.
  • Tobacco products must be unopened and are kept at nurses station.  Lighters and matches are prohibited.  There are designated times and areas for smoking.
  • Disposable razors will be locked up and used with supervision.
  • ID and insurance cards.
  • Small amount of cash (no more than $50-$60) for tobacco products or toiletries.  We do not use debit cards or cash checks.
  • No caffeine or sugar allowed.  This hospital is caffeine free and sugar free.
  • Everything brought in is searched and inventoried by staff.
  • All valuables are locked in a safe until discharge. This includes, phones, money, credit cards, ID, etc.
  • Food or drinks
  • Medications (bring a list only).  Only medications approved in advance by the physician are permitted.  Medications may have to be destroyed if brought in without prior approval.
  • Electronic devices and phones
  • Jewelry
  • Patients are given a patient “contact” number to be able to receive incoming phone calls.  Caller must have contact number for patient to receive the call.
  • Phone calls should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.
  • Phone calls are made during non-group and non-physician/CNPs rounding times.
  • Phone calls can be made or received between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm.

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