What To Bring

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It is our goal to provide the highest quality of healthcare to everyone we serve. In order to do so, we have established the following guidelines to ensure our patients enjoy a safe and comfortable stay at Desert Parkway. Below you will find a simple guide which outlines what to bring - and what to leave at home. Generally, we recommend packing no more than three days worth of clothing. Full laundry services are offered with all of our inpatient programs.


  • Insurance card and government-issued ID
  • Two sweaters or sweatshirts (no strings)
  • Three pairs of pants/shorts (must be at least knee length)
  • Three t-shirts/blouses
  • Three to four pairs of underwear
  • Three bras (no underwire)
  • One pair of comfortable slip-on shoes/sandals/slippers
  • Three pairs of socks
  • Two sets of pajamas
  • Jacket or sweatshirt without strings
  • Comfortable, slip-on shoes or slippers


  • Revealing clothing (i.e., no spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, short skirts, shorts, overalls, waistlines below the belly button)
  • Clothing with strings, shoe laces, inappropriate logos, or sharp metal accents on clothing
  • Grooming supplies should be kept to a minimum. NOTE: Desert Parkway will provide essential toiletries if needed, such as toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, and lotion.
  • Jewelry. NOTE: all jewelry should be removed (including body piercings) prior to your arrival.
  • Alcohol and any drug-related paraphernalia


  • Notify hospital of special bedtime needs, such as C-PAP, oxygen, elevation of the head of the bed, egg crate or air mattress, incontinence supplies, etc., before admission.
  • Any jewelry worn to Desert Parkway (including wedding rings/bands and watches) will be removed upon admission for secure storage, and returned at discharge.
  • Phones and electronic equipment will be stored securely upon admission, and returned at discharge.
  • Remember to ask admissions staff what your patient code is. Pass this information on to family, friends, and healthcare professionals that you want to call or have visit.