What To Bring/What NOT ​To Bring 

If you’re preparing for a hospital visit, rest assured that most of your basic needs will already be taken care of, including food, hospital gowns and toiletries. Here we’ve put together a short list of essentials you need to bring with you, as well as recommendations for items you should definitely leave at home. 

What to bring to the hospital 

  • A complete list of all medications your child is taking, including over-the-counter medications 

  • Lab and/or X-ray results done recently at another facility 

  • A case for glasses or contacts 

  • Insurance card 

  • Valid ID 

  • Form of payment 

  • For overnight stays, pack sleepwear, footwear and other personal items you may need  

What not to bring to the hospital 

  • Valuables, such as jewelry or money 

  • Electrical devices, including TVs and radios 

  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs 

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