Military Packing List

Poplar Springs will ensure the safety of all patients and staff by defining what items are permissible on the Military unit, what items require staff supervision and what items are prohibited. Room and personal search policies are in place to ensure the safety of all involved.

Please bring:

  • 6-7 Days worth of civilian clothes (Belts are permitted only during off-campus outings)
  • PT Gear (civilian or military)
  • Swimsuit (May-Sept)
  • Flip-Flops, shower shoes
  • House slippers
  • Closed-toe shoes and running shoes (one pair laced for PT, one pair no laces such as loafers)
  • Hygiene gear
  • Tobacco (if used)
  • MP3 player (no recording device)
  • You’re welcome to bring your own bedding, but it is provided
  • Limit cash
  • List of important phone numbers
  • OIC and/or SEL contact info
  • MD/Case Mgr/Therapist contact info
  • List of current medications

Please do not bring:

  • Items in glass containers
  • Aerosol cans/sprays
  • Weapons (includes Gerbers)
  • Hangers
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins/needles/push pins
  • Steel-toed shoes
  • Mirrors/compacts
  • Any product containing alcohol (including mouthwash)
  • Heeled shoes
  • Recording devices
  • Inappropriate clothing (revealing or referencing drugs or alcohol)
  • Lighters
  • Keepsake items
  • Electronic devices with cameras are not permitted on the unit (cell phones, etc.)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Outside food or drink
  • Items with drawstrings

To download the military packing list, click here