Recommended Packing List

  • Underwear (a seven-day supply or 12 pair if patient is incontinent – no underwire bras)
  • Shirts (seven casual blouses, T-shirts, tops – camisoles must have a second layer for modesty)
  • Jeans/shorts/skirts (seven bottoms – leggings must have a second layer for modesty, shorts and skirts must fall no more than two inches above the knee)
  • Shoes (two pair, including one slip-on style with no laces – max. value of $75)
  • Shower shoes
  • Bathrobe/pajamas (two pair)
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Toothbrush/shampoo/shower gel (limit to 16 ounces or smaller)
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Overcoat or jacket/gloves/hat (during winter)
  • One-piece swimsuit (during summer)
  • Twin-size comforter (optional)
  • Books/magazines (max. of 10)
  • All clothing should be labeled with a permanent marker

What NOT to Bring

  • Laptops, tablets, cell phones, cameras
  • DVD or CD players
  • iPods or MP3 players
  • Handheld electronic games
  • Game systems (Xbox, PlayStation, GameCube)
  • TVs
  • Valuable jewelry items
  • Battery-operated items (all batteries are prohibited)
  • Any items made with Paracord
  • Stuffed toys/animals
  • Fidget spinners
  • Fitted bed sheets
  • Air fresheners
  • Purse or wallet
  • Razors
  • Throw rugs
  • Any items labeled “Keep Out of Reach of Children”

Patients are permitted to bring personal possessions such as posters and pictures to the hospital. Also, patients are encouraged to personalize their rooms and living areas in a tasteful, pleasing manner. However, the unit coordinator may request that certain items be returned home if they are considered hazardous or inappropriate. All electrical items must be approved the unit coordinator and the engineering/safety department.


  1. Clothing recommendations are made, in part, because there is limited space for clothing storage. If a patient arrives with additional clothing, it may be sent home.
  2. Parents and guardians, please bring your child’s social security card, birth certificate, any custody paperwork, your insurance card and a copy of your child’s immunization record. If your child has a severe allergy and requires an EPI pen, please bring the EPI pen for the admission.
  3. Cumberland is not liable for loss or damage of any money, personal valuables or articles.
  4. The staff does its best to assure that personal items and clothing are not lost or damaged. However, the hospital is not responsible for loss or damage beyond its control, so please do not bring valuables. The staff has been instructed to send them home with family members.