For Patients & Families

Dress Code
The dress code was established to promote a sense of responsibility and positive self-image in our patients. We believe that when you improve your appearance, you feel better about yourself and are more confident.

  • All clothing shall be neat and clean
  • Zippers closed
  • No tears or holes
  • No drawings or graffiti on clothing
  • No midriffs are allowed
  • No sexually provocative clothing such as: low-cut shirts, bare shoulders, low rise pants, or undergarments exposed
  • No logos with alcoholic beverages, drugs, violence, devil worship or antisocial behavior/symbolism
  • Shoes, socks or slippers must be worn at all times
  • Underclothing must be worn (no thongs or under-wire bras please)
  • Clothing must be appropriate to the weather. You will want to bring long sleeve shirts and long pants for warmth. Hoodies are allowed IF: the strings are removed, the hoodies fit the child (cannot be so large that the arms hang over or the shirt touches the floor).
  • No steel toed shoes, combat boots, or high heels. No belts. Bessor belts will be provided.
  • No bedclothes outside the room without appropriate cover-up including hospital gowns.
  • Fine jewelry is best left at home for safekeeping. You cannot wear any jewelry.

 

Personal Belongings

  • Please bring (1) one week’s use of clothes. (7 tops, 7 bottoms, underwear, socks, swim suit, night clothes)
  • You may not bring food or drink.
  • You may not bring in stuffed animals or bedding.
  • Patients are not allowed to have personal radios, CD players, tapes or CDs.
  • Please leave all toys at home.

 

Contraband

When preparing for inpatient treatment, please keep in mind that there are certain items not allowed on site. The following items are considered contraband and must be kept in storage or sent home with family/friends:

  • All forms of jewelry
  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Electric devices of any kind, cameras, cell phones, laptop computers
  • Lighters, matches or any device that produces flame
  • Candles, incense or any decorative items that burn
  • Prescription and over the counter drugs
  • Illicit or “street” drugs
  • Drug related paraphernalia, symbols or clothing
  • Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, chains, razors, etc)
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Hair dye or bleach of any kind
  • Sadistic, satanic, racial, “hate”, and occult symbols or paraphernalia
  • Any item use for self-mutilation
  • CD’s, cassette tapes, or recordings
  • Clothes hangers
  • Glass bottles or containers of any kind
  • Aerosol cans
  • Food, candy or gum brought from outside of Cedar Ridge (may be brought and eaten during visitation only)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Rope or strings (including shoestrings and ties from sweat pants)
  • Pins, paper clips, staples, spiral notebooks, wire in flowers, keys, metal nail files, and sewing needles or sharp items)
  • Plastic bags, cellophane
  • Bedding including pillows and blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Any other items that unit staff deem unsafe

 

Body Piercing/Jewelry

For health, infection control and safety reasons body piercing is strictly forbidden at Cedar Ridge.

 

No body piercing is allowed at Cedar Ridge. All patients must remove existing piercing during the admission process. Cedar Ridge does allow the use of approved plastic “spacers” to keep piercing holes from closing. Patients are not allowed to use spacers that have metal in them, or “substitute” spacers that do not represent the original intent of the spacers. It is the sole responsibility of the patient and his or her family to produce the certified and approved spacers. Spacers can be purchased at most piercing studios. The policy exists for the safety of all patients and their peers related to the potential of impulsive, unsafe behaviors with sharp metal objects.

 

No jewelry is allowed at Cedar Ridge. All patients must remove all existing jewelry including rings, bracelets (of any kind), watches, necklaces, etc. Patients are to remove all jewelry during the admission process and return the jewelry to family members to be taken home; Cedar Ridge is not responsible for jewelry brought into the facility.