What can I bring to Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital (BBH)?

  • 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.

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