At Rolling Hills Hospital, we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment. Therefore, there are certain items that cannot be allowed on the inpatient units; we ask that you leave these items at home. There are items we encourage our patients to bring to promote a more comfortable stay. Lists of both acceptable and unacceptable items are below. As with all elements of your stay, Rolling Hills Hospital staff is available to assist you with this process. If there are items you are unsure of, a staff member will let you know whether or not it is an acceptable item.

Encouraged Items*
(Items cannot contain string or rope-like materials)

  • Pack 3 outfits consisting of comfortable clothes ex. sweatshirt/pants (washer/dryer available)
  • Night clothes and undergarments (bras cannot have underwire)
  • Comfortable slippers or shoes (preferably slip-on)
  • Personal hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, comb, etc.
  • A journal (no metal rings please), books or magazines (cannot have staples)
  • Personal hygiene items, ex. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, comb / brush (alcohol cannot be in the first three ingredients on the label)
  • Items that will provide you comfort, ex. picture of a loved one (no glass or frame)
  • Insurance Card, Driver’s License or proof of identification, and Social Security Card

Unacceptable Items*
These items will not be accepted and are encouraged to be left at home. If any of these items are brought to the hospital, they will be removed and placed in a secure area until the patient is discharged. This list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Shoes with shoe laces
  • Belts of any kind
  • Spiked heels or boots (steel toe, metal tips etc.)
  • Knives, fingernail files, nail clippers, scissors(any items with sharp points are prohibited)
  • Needles or pins
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Paracord bracelets or necklaces
  • Hair dryers & curling irons
  • Musical instruments
  • Any electrical equipment or items with cords
  • Laptops / computer equipment / tablets
  • Radios / CD / DVD / MP3 Players
  • Glass objects, such as mirrors
  • Tape recorders / cameras / video cameras
  • Jewelry is encouraged to be left at home
  • Body piercings must be removed
  • Alcohol based cleaners or toiletry items (mouthwash, astringent)
  • Make-up
  • Cigarettes, cigars and lighters / matches
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Money
  • Cell phone
  • Car keys
  • Firearms and / or ammunition
  • Blankets / pillows / stuffed animals

*The above information is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the list is subject to change. If you have any questions, please call 615-628-5700.

Rolling Hills Hospital is not responsible for misplaced items or valuables.