It is important to be prepared for your stay at Malvern. We’ve compiled this list to make sure you have the items that you’ll need to be comfortable while you’re receiving care. Below is a good guideline of what to bring for your stay.
- Name, Addresses and Phone numbers of loved ones, healthcare providers, sponsor.
- Necessary jewelry only (religious pieces, wedding rings).
- Prescriptions with original bottle and label intact. All liquid medication must be sealed in a new bottle.
- Bring a list of medications/dosages.
- A small amount of money for vending machines.
- Cigarettes/rolled tobacco. We are a smoke facility. These must be new unopened packs.
- One week’s worth of clothing. Include comfortable clothes and layers if you get cold easily.
- Flip flops or sandals for the shower.
- 30 day’s worth of toiletries. All toiletries must be ETOH-free. Include deodorant, toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, and makeup.
- Reading materials. Books and magazines will be screened.
- We supply stamps, envelopes, notebooks, and feminine hygiene products.
- ALL CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONICS WILL BE LOCKED AWAY DURING YOUR STAY.
What Not to Bring:
- Towels, pillows, bedding, or stuffed animals.
- Anything of high value.
- Items that shouldn’t be heat treated (leather jackets, etc.).
- Cigars, open cigarettes packs, or pre-rolled cigarettes. It is ok to bring sealed bags of tobacco and tubes.
- Vaping devices, also known as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems.
- Any items containing alcohol in the first three ingredients.
- Pens or markers. Colored pencils and crayons are allowed.
- Knitting needles
- Glass items (picture frames, etc.)
- Metal hangers. Plastic hangers are allowed.
- Candy, gum, outside food, or outside drinks.
Also, please do not drive yourself to treatment!
Any questions? Please call Admissions at 610-625-8376.
What Clothing Should You Bring?
If you’re unsure about how to pack for the weather, pack layering options, like T-shirts, sweaters, cardigans, and jackets. Keep in mind, space in your room may be limited, so try not to overpack. Bring clothing for seven days, patients have access to a laundry machine at Malvern, and Malvern provides detergent. Be sure to pack clothes that are easy to wash and do not require special care, such as dry cleaning. Be sure to bring seven days worth of comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, including:
- shoes: comfy shoes for everyday wear, and flip flops for the shower
- shirts: if bringing tank tops, make sure you also pack sweatshirts in case you get cold from the air conditioning.
- one or two “dressy” outfits for special occasions, like Family Night
- a coat/jacket
- a bathrobe
- a belt
- a hat
Personal Hygiene and Beauty Products to Pack
We require all toiletries and beauty products to be completely alcohol-free. Bring thirty days worth of toiletries and beauty products, including:
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- shampoo and conditioner
- hair styling products (pump hair spray only)
- feminine hygiene products
- shaving cream
If you still can’t find the information you need, call our admissions office.
If I Bring Something Prohibited, Can I Get It Back Later?
If you arrive at Malvern and realize you’ve packed something prohibited, don’t worry! We will hold your items for you until you leave.
Personal vehicles are not permitted to be stored on Malvern grounds. Malvern is able to provide transportation to patients as they are entering treatment and as they are leaving treatment. If a patient does bring their personal vehicle onto Malvern grounds, we ask that a family member or friend retrieve the vehicle within 24 hours. While the vehicle is on grounds, the vehicle is subject to search. Any contraband found will be disposed of. Vehicle keys will be secured with valuables for the duration of the time that the vehicle is on premises. In the event that you attempt to leave treatment against medical advice, please be advised that you will not be given your vehicle’s keys within 24 hours of being medicated with any detoxification medications, for safety reasons. Malvern Treatment Centers is not responsible for any damage or theft of vehicles or their content while parked on grounds.