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What to Bring

What to Bring

What to Bring to Mesilla Valley Hospital

We’ve compiled the following lists of recommended items for patients to bring to treatment at Mesilla Valley Hospital. Please also review our list of prohibited items and be sure to leave those belongings at home.

What to Bring to Inpatient Treatment

We recommend our acute, short-term patients bring the following items to help ensure a comfortable stay. Keep in mind, we do not provide clothes or scrubs to patients.

  • Sufficient clothing for three days, including undergarments (no underwire bras), socks (no crew or long socks) and pajamas
    • Clothes should be tasteful (i.e. no offensive language or symbols, including drug, alcohol and tobacco themed garments, no short shorts/mini-skirts and no see-through or revealing attire)
    • Sleepwear must include a top and bottoms; bottoms can be shorts or pants. Pajamas are not to be worn outside of the unit.
  • One pair of slip-on shoes without shoelaces, along with one pair of running shoes, to be stored separately
  • One light sweater or jacket without strings or ties
  • Hygiene products (all products must be alcohol-free)
    • Toothbrush/toothbrush cover/toothpaste, body wash (bar soap is not allowed), deodorant, lotion, disposable razors and shaving cream

Patients should bring casual, inexpensive clothing, as Mesilla Valley Hospital cannot assume responsibility for personal items. Patients are responsible for the care and cleaning of their own clothing. Clothing must be washed regularly in the on-site laundry facilities.

Prohibited Items

To protect our patients and staff from injury, we have compiled the following list of items which should not be brought to the hospital. Any items considered inappropriate will be sent home with family members or held for safekeeping by nursing staff until the patient is discharged.

Patients may not use items in safekeeping during their stay. All cosmetics must be in plastic containers.

We do not allow:

  • Medications and drugs (including over-the-counter)
  • Knives
  • Safety razors
  • Soft drinks (cans or bottles)
  • Any glass or breakable containers
  • Flammable material
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Personal laundry supplies
  • Any solution or liquid containing alcohol
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Fireworks or any product containing gunpowder
  • Guns or ammunition
  • Perfumes or colognes
  • Any sharp objects
  • Matches or lighters
  • Ropes, cords or string (including shoe strings)
  • Plastic bags
  • Jewelry

Any items that may endanger patients or staff are also prohibited.

This list is subject to change. The treatment team reserves the right to evaluate and restrict any additional items. All forbidden items will be stored in a secure box and returned to your parent/guardian as soon as possible during visitation and/or by mail.

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Mesilla Valley Hospital’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-877-3500 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.