What to Bring/What Not to Bring

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Being properly prepared for a stay at MacNeal Hospital longer than an appointment is key to having a positive experience. Here is a quick checklist for what to bring for your stay:  

  • Personal toiletries, bathrobe, slippers or socks.
  • Any medications you usually take. Be sure to write your name on the containers and inform your nurse.
  • Your glasses, dentures, hearing aid, etc.
  • Any instructions your doctor may have provided.
  • Cash to purchase a debit phone card for long distance calls (local calls are free). 

What Should Be Left at Home?

  • Jewelry or other valuables. MacNeal is not responsible for personal items.
  • Large amounts of money (but you may want a few dollars with you for a magazine, snack or phone card).
  • Hair dryer, electric shaver, radio or other electrical appliances.