With a minimum stay of five weeks at Serenity Oaks Wellness, you want to make sure you bring along the items that will make your stay stress-free and comfortable. To make the packing process a bit easier, we have provided a list of items that you will likely want to include and others that you will probably want to leave behind. Our primary goal is to ensure your time with us is relaxed so that you can focus on your treatment process and experience a better outcome overall.
For clients coming from out of state, it can be difficult to know what to bring to accommodate the Florida climate. Very hot temperatures in the summer, with a slight cool down in the evenings, leaves you most comfortable in light cotton clothing all day and night. Winters are not quite as warm, but temperatures are still moderate and require only lightweight clothing on most days. A jacket or sweater is a convenient addition to keep you comfortable when you are in air-conditioned spaces or at nights when temperatures drop somewhat.
ITEMS TO PACK
Essential items to bring with you to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center are your identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, and your insurance card. Contact information for friends or family members in case of emergency is also vital. If you are uncertain about the required documentation, feel free to contact us and speak with a member of our team.
When considering the clothing to pack for your stay, it is best to choose items that are machine washable and do not require dry cleaning. While laundry facilities are available, dry cleaning services are not. It is also best to keep clothing modest, comfortable and casual, allowing you to focus entirely on your treatment. Some of the items to be sure to bring along include:
- Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing for daytime
- Socks and undergarments
- Sleepwear and a bathrobe
- Bathing suit and sandals for beach trips
- Workout attire for exercise sessions, including sneakers
- Other comfortable shoes
- Lightweight jacket or sweater
- Personal appliances like a blow dryer or electric toothbrush
- Toiletries (if they do not contain alcohol)
All personal items like shampoo are to be brought in their original containers. Mouthwash is not allowed unless it is alcohol-free. Razors may be included, although they will be held in a secured location when they are not in use.
MONEY AND MEDICATIONS
We recommend that clients bring along around $250 in cash for incidentals like snacks and cigarettes. You may also need a way to pay for prescription medications while you are staying at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center. A credit card or checkbook can also suffice for this purpose, in addition to cash.
We advise clients to bring enough medication dosage for your travel plus one extra day. Serenity Oaks Wellness has not received authorization from regulatory agencies in Florida to manage your current medications, so we will provide a new prescription that will be distributed through our pharmacy. We will also bill your insurance for your medicines when appropriate. It is best not to order or refill prescriptions before your stay with us since insurance companies frequently limit refills to 30 days. This time limit means you may lose your eligibility for your prescription before you leave our facility and will have to cover payment for the medication out of pocket.
There are some items that the staff at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center finds inappropriate for you to bring along during your time out our facility:
- Clothing that references drugs, alcohol or offensive phrases
- Inappropriate clothing that is overly tight, sheer or revealing
- Jewelry of any kind
- Nail polish, nail glue and polish remover
- Weapons, including any knife
- Aerosol spray cans
- Energy or weight loss products
- Herbal remedies
- Sewing kits
- Items with alcohol as an ingredient
Items that are determined to be inappropriate during treatment will be safely stored in your personal locker and returned to you when you are discharged from our center.
WHAT ABOUT VALUABLES?
Valuables can be brought to Serenity Oaks Wellness, but they will be stored safely during your stay to prevent theft or loss of the item. You will be able to access them upon request and they will be returned at the time of your discharge. These items include:
- Negotiable instruments, such as credit cards, checkbooks and cash
- Electronic devices, including apple watches, laptops and cell phones
- Other items totaling $200 or more
When you take the time to prepare for your stay at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, you can rest assured your treatment time will be less stressful and more comfortable. In addition to providing you a packing list, we are available to answer any questions and concerns that arise as you get ready for your admission. To learn more, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 833-725-0071.