Preparing for Your Stay at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia
The decision to accept help for your mental illness is a big one, and we don’t take your trust in us lightly. We’ll be there for you every step of the way, making sure you and your family understand all the ins and outs of your care, and what you can expect from treatment.
Our trained intake specialists will make your admissions process as easy as possible, from the comprehensive health assessment to setting up billing and payment. Because your safety is our top priority, certain items are not permitted during your stay. We‘ll provide a detailed list of everything you can and can’t bring during the comprehensive assessment process.
We’ll provide toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, and soap. We encourage you to bring the toiletries you prefer, as long as they don’t contain alcohol or are not in an aerosol can. We ask patients to wear clothing that encourages a respectful, safe and enjoyable environment for all patients. Laundry facilities are available for patient use. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in our facility.
What to Bring
- Several changes of clothing for both daytime and sleeping
- Comfortable shoes
- Hairbrush or comb
- Personal hygiene items
- A sweater or jacket
- All current medications
What to Leave at Home
- Electronic devices such as cameras or MP3 players
- Glass containers
- Framed photos
- Arts and crafts supplies, such as scissors, pencils and hole punches
- Fingernail files
- Curling irons
- Belts and heavy jewelry
- High-heeled shoes and clothing with strings
- Revealing, tight clothing or clothing with inappropriate messages
- Valuables and cash
Your safety and comfort are extremely important to us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us at 215-475-3402.