Ready to Come In
You just made a very important decision – one that will affect the rest of your life. To help you arrive prepared and knowing what to expect, The Watershed compiled the following information:
What to Bring
- Dress for therapy should be casual and in good taste. Please do not bring form-fitting clothing, including Lycra tights or biking or running shorts. No low-cut tops, blouses with spaghetti straps or tank tops. Bare midriffs are unacceptable, and jeans and clothing must not have suggestive tears or cutouts.*
- Swimwear, sportswear, open shirts etc. are allowed only for recreational and fitness activities.
- Bathing suits for women should be appropriate.
- Bathing suits for men must be the boxer-type.
- Undergarments are required for all patients.
- Lightweight jackets are recommended for evening wear year-round. A heavier coat is recommended for winter months.
- Flat-soled or tennis shoes are best. Shoes and/or slippers must be worn outside your room.
We recommend that you bring a limited amount of clothing (limit 2 suitcases and 1 carry-on). Laundry facilities and supplies are available for patient use. Irons and ironing boards are accessible, but we suggest wash-and-wear clothing. Dry cleaning services are not available. *Determination of inappropriate attire will be at staff discretion. Items found to be inappropriate will be shipped home at your expense.
- Insurance card and identification.
- Pre-paid telephone calling card.
- If you smoke cigarettes, please bring your own.
- Sunglasses and hat or visor.
- Appropriate reading material. All books are subject for review by the patient's primary therapist.
- Any electrical items, such as hair dryers, curling irons or electric shavers.
- Living will or healthcare power of attorney.
It is important that you advise your intake representative of all medications you are currently taking and the instructions for usage. Please bring only a three day supply in the appropriately labeled prescription bottle. Remaining medication will be returned upon discharge. Controlled substances will be destroyed, except with a written order by one of The Watershed’s physicians. Each patient's attending physician will manage medication through The Watershed's pharmacy supply so please do not bring over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbs or nutritional supplements.
For your convenience, The Watershed has on-site travel department to assist patients and family members in making their plans. We will work directly with our intake representatives and you to coordinate arrival times and make any necessary travel arrangement modifications. If traveling by plane, bus or train, a representative of The Watershed rehabilitation center will meet you at the gate when you disembark.