What to Bring

"We just want to thank you for all of the help you gave (our son). Your kindness was so appreciated! We could reduce our worries know that (our son) was at a place where the staff truly cares. Thank you very much!"

We ask that patients keep approximately 3-4 changes of clothing while on the unit. Comfortable clothing is suggested, and laundry facilities are available. Although we do have basic hygiene items available for patients, you are able to bring basic toiletries to the facility. Some items may be kept locked in a personal bin and given to you when needed. Other items may be returned home if unacceptable for the unit. We are always concerned about patient safety and consequently must limit access of certain items to the unit.


When you arrive on the unit, your personal belongings will be checked in by a mental health tech. You will be allowed to keep your clothing in your room. The following list of clothing is suggested:



  • Hats are not to be worn in the building, and this includes bandanas.
  • No Jewelry may be worn. This includes any piercing, which must be removed for safety.
  • No boots or high-heeled shoes are to be worn.
  • You will need to wear socks, and shoes cannot have shoelaces due to safety.
  • No tank tops, cut off clothing, revealing clothing, or sunglasses are to be worn.
  • Shorts are to be at least fingertip length (were your finger tips touch your legs).
  • You are requested to wear appropriate undergarments.
  • You are requested to wear pajamas (or shorts and a T-shirt) at bedtime.
  • Pants must be able to stay up without use of a belt.
  • Shirts shall be long enough that when arms are raised the shirt covers the stomach.

The following items are not allowed at Bloomington Meadows:

  • Any product containing alcohol (i.e., mouthwash, astringent, etc.)
  • Glass mirrors or containers of any kind
  • Nail Clippers, Emory boards
  • Electrical Appliances, radios, CD players, curling irons, hair dryers
  • Nail polish/Remover
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Aerosols
  • Chewing gum/Candy
  • Food/Drink
  • Matches, lighters, cigarettes, tobacco products, caffeine
  • Any sharp items or items that could be potential weapons
  • Dental floss


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We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 812.331.8000. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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