Personal Items

What to bring when you arrive for care at Johnson Memorial Hospital

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We recommend that patients only bring those items to the hospital that are necessary.

Upon admission to the hospital, patients will be instructed to send valuables home. If you are unable to send items home, Johnson Memorial Hospital will provide secure storage for items. The hospital assumes no responsibility for replacing items that are not placed in the secure area for safekeeping.

Items for your stay

  • Insurance information and valid picture identification.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking (prescription and non-prescription) including vitamins, supplements, herbs, over-the-counter medications, eye drops, and inhalers.
  • If you have an Advance Directive (a Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare) please bring it with you.
  • Personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving products, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and soap.
  • Things to do while resting: a book, crossword puzzles, etc.
  • Charger(s) for cell phones and other electronic devices.