What To Bring To Arms Acres

You can download our complete packing checklist here.

Please bring only items identified on the list below. All other property will be placed in storage until you are discharged. Laundry facilities are available for your use.

Upon discharge, transportation arrangements can be made by Arms Acres, however you are expected to pay for your ride home. 

Upon Admission, All Clients are Expected to Bring:

• Up to $30 in Cash, or $30 in Traveler’s Checks or Money Orders for Incidentals (vending machines). No personal checks.
• Insurance Card and Claim Form (if required) • Photo Identification • Social Security Card • Prescription Card

Clothing

  • 4 Shirts / Blouses (no bar / night club / alcohol / music logo)
  • 3 Pairs Jeans/Pants/Skirts in Combination
  • 4 Changes Underwear
  • Bras (females)
  • 4 Pairs Socks
  • 1 Pair Pajamas
  • 1 Robe
  • 1 Pair Slippers
  • 1 Sweater / Sweat Shirt
  • 1 Outerwear Set (coat/jacket, gloves, hat, boots)
  • 1 Pair Comfortable Walking Shoes

Exercise Gear

  • 1 Pair Sneakers
  • 1 Pairs Shorts
  • 1 Sweat Suit
  • 1 Swim Suit (one piece for women, trunks for men)
  • 1 Pair Flip Flops (for pool area only)

Tioletries

  • 1 Container Shampoo (new/unopened)
  • 1 Non-Aerosol Deodorant (new/unopened)
  • Brush/ Comb
  • Blow Dryer
  • Face and Body Soap (new/unopened)
  • Notebook, Stationary, Stamps, Pens
  • Appropriate Books, Novels, Puzzle Books (no pornographic materials)
  • Recovery Literature
  • Pre-Paid Phone Cards
  • Electric Razor (disposable razors provided by facility)
  • School Books/ Homework Assignments
  • Family Photos

Medical

    Immunization Record (adolescents only)
    Written List of Medications or Empty Pill Bottles
    Prescription Medications in Original Containers

Cell Phones

You may use your cell phone up through the time of your arrival to the facility. It’s use is not permitted during your treatment stay and we will safely store it while you are with us and return it when you leave.

Reminders

All OASAS regulated health care facilities are tobacco free. Please do not bring cigarettes, other tobacco, matches, or lighters.
All bags, purses, and suitcases will be searched. Packages dropped off for patients will be searched. We utilize a K-9 Unit for ground and facility searches.

Things To Leave At Home:

  • Mesh or See-Through Clothing
  • Low Cut/Tight-Fitting Clothes
  • Pants, Jeans or Skirts with Holes or Patches
  • Uniforms or Scrub Suits
  • Graphic T-Shirts Depicting Rock Groups, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Violence
  • Games, Cards, Posters, Sexually Explicit Pictures
  • Alcohol Containing Items (Perfume, Mouthwash, Cologne, Aftershave)
  • Pillows, Blankets, Quilts, Stuffed Animals, Afghans
  • Anything That Could Be Used As a Weapon Will Be Confiscated and Destroyed
  • Electronic or Music Equipment (Cameras, TVs, Radios, Beepers, Headsets, CD Players, Tapes, CD’s, Alarm Clocks, Handheld Video Games, IPODS, Musical Instruments)
  • Sharp Objects (Scissors, Knives, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Knitting Needles, Electric Hair Clippers, Nail Files. Emory Boards Will Be Provided By the Facility.)
  • Over the Counter Medications, Including Vitamins, Ointment, Vaseline (Vaseline is provided by the facility)
  • Q-Tips, Cotton Balls
  • White or Loose Powder
  • Bleach
  • Shoe Polish
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Unopened Contact Lens Solution
  • Any Brand of Bar Soap (provided by facility)
  • Food, Candy, Gum, or Drinks of Any Kind Will be Confiscated
  • Weapons of any kind
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