Driver License or photo identification
Insurance card or copy of it (front and back)
Keep South Florida weather in mind when packing. It is very hot during the summer and light cotton clothing is most appropriate for the weather. It is also recommended that clothing items are washable and do not need dry cleaning. A light jacket is useful to wear in air-conditioned spaces.
- Modest sleepwear
- Under garments and socks
- Modest beachwear - bathing suit and beach sandals for 3rd week outings
- Loose fitting clothing
- Exercise clothing – Sweats/workout clothing
- Modest comfortable leisure-wear for everyday use such as:
- Jeans or slacks
- Knee length shorts, skirts or dresses
- Comfortable shoes or sandals
- Light weight jacket or waterproof jacket
- Personal appliances - hair dryers, hair irons, tooth brushes etc.
All personal toiletries must be brought in their original containers; non-alcoholic mouthwash is permitted. Razors are permitted but will be held by staff when not in use.
Clients are free to do laundry during leisure hours-all laundry supplies are provided at The Oaks, including linens and towels.
Personal Spending. We recommend that you bring additional funds to cover personal spending for incidental items such as cigarettes, snacks, etc.
Prescription Drugs co-payments. Some insurance providers require clients to pay additional co-payments or deductibles for medication. We recommend that clients bring a credit card or additional funds in the amount to cover these charges.
Bring prescription medication dosage necessary during your travel plus one day. Our facility is not authorized by state regulatory agencies to manage your current medication. Medication prescribed by our staff physicians will be distributed through our pharmacy. We will attempt to bill your insurance for these medications. We recommend that you do not order new medications or refill any medications prior to traveling, as insurance companies limit refills for a period of thirty days. Ordering or refilling prescriptions before traveling or within thirty days will limit your new medication claim and you may have to be responsible for payment.
The following is a list of items which we deem inappropriate while in treatment:
- Inappropriate clothing. Items of clothing referencing alcohol, drugs, or offensive phrases, any excessively tight-fitting clothing, sheer or revealing clothing, micro-skirts or micro-shorts, etc.
- Herbal remedies
- Aerosol spray cans
- Items exceeding $200 in value as a general rule
- Apple watches or the like
- Items of any kind of use that include alcohol
- Nail polish, nail polish remover, or glue
- Weight loss pills, energy pills, caffeine products
- Over the counter products
- Weapons of any kind including pocket knives or utility knives
- Sewing kits
Anything that we deem inappropriate will be stored in client’s locker and returned upon discharge.
In order to provide the highest level of safety to our clients and to prevent loss or theft, the following items are to be kept in a secured area in the facility during clients stay and need to be requested as needed. These items will also be issued to the client during discharge.
- Credit and Bank Card
- Checkbooks and other forms of negotiable items
- Any item of value which exceeds $200 in value
- Cell phones