What Patients Should Bring to Sonora

  • Storage space is limited, so please minimize items brought to the hospital.
  • 2-3 changes of clothing. Clothing may not have inappropriate language, pictures or promote any gang affiliation.  Clothing may not have strings or excessive metal decorations.
  • 3-4 changes of full coverage sleepwear to be worn in bedrooms only.
  • A sweatshirt or lightweight jacket.
  • Athletic shoes, without laces. Velcro closure athletic shoes are recommended.
  • Females must wear wireless bras. Sports bras are recommended.
  • Slippers to wear in the hospital.

NOTE:  Clothing that is excessively loose, tight or revealing will not be permitted.

If you are in military, please bring these additional items:

  • Military ID
  • Copy of Military Profile
  • Cash for your personal use (We recommend a $40 limit. Any additional funds will be secured in the hospital safe).
  • Hat and sunglasses (these items will be secured and held by staff until appropriate for use).
  • Physical fitness attire without straps for daily workouts.

Do NOT Bring

  • Toiletry items – (Sonora provides toiletry items, including razors, for personal hygiene.) Not permitted are sponges, aerosols, mouthwash with alcohol and hand sanitizer.
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Cords, belts, suspenders, string or rope
  • Excessive metal decoration, multiple zippers on clothing, or metal on hair bands
  • Sharps, including metal, glass, ceramic or plastic. No razors, underwire bras, spiral bound notebooks, metal watch bands, pins, nail clippers, metal files, scissors or soda cans
  • Jewelry, except for a single wedding band and a single pair of post earrings
  • Alcohol or alcohol-containing liquids, drugs, tobacco, nicotine products or other smoking materials. No e-cigarettes
  • Shoes or boots with steel toes or laces
  • Make-up
  • No hats, bandannas or sunglasses allowed in the building
  • Plastic bags, bags with straps, or backpacks (luggage will be secured by staff)
  • Electronic or battery-operated equipment (computer, iPod, electric toothbrush, cell phones, electronic games, curling irons, hair dryers, etc.)
  • Writing utensils
  • Musical instruments
  • Outside food or drink (unless ordered or approved by staff)
  • Stuffed animals, blankets or pillows

NOTE:  For safety purposes, Sonora reserves the right to decide what items a patient may have in their possession during hospitalization.

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