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What to Bring

What to Bring

Items to Bring for Intake

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Immunization records
  • Documentation of dental exam (if completed within the past 12 months)
  • Last report card
  • Insurance cards
  • Any court documents applicable to custody rights of parents or guardians
  • All current medications (we will review and return those we do not need)
  • The most recent discharge paperwork (if applicable), specifically regarding medications

Items to Pack

  • Seven shirts (no midriff, sleeveless, tank tops or band shirts)
  • Seven pairs of pants or shorts (no ripped or torn pants or leggings, must cover entire thigh)
  • Seven pairs of underwear and bras (no underwire)
  • Several pairs of comfortable slip-on or Velcro shoes (athletic, flip flops, shower shoes)
  • Pajamas, shorts and tee shirts for sleeping
  • Coat, raincoat, light jacket or hoodie without drawstrings
  • Personal hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, mouth rinse, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Stamps, envelopes, stationary (optional)
  • Summer only (May-Sep) – swim shoes, one-piece swimming suit

Items You MAY Bring

  • Treatment teams maintain the right to determine the appropriateness of all items
  • Hairdryers and cordless electric shavers (rechargeable is recommended)
  • Makeup (see exceptions below)
  • Cards (basic only, not trading or character cards) and puzzles
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Up to two toys or stuffed animals (no Legos, battery operated or magnetic toys or items)
  • Books (with therapist approval), journals, coloring books and sketch pads (no metal spirals or magazines)
  • Up to $20.00 (will be kept in the business office)
  • Personal pillow, blanket and bedspread (no bed sheets)

Please DO NOT Bring

  • Cell phones, radios, MP3 players, cameras, flashlights or any electronic devices
  • CDs, DVDs, videos or tapes, video games or any battery-operated items including watches
  • Expensive, excessive or irreplaceable jewelry or musical instruments
  • Razors, knives, sharp edge objects or weapons, false nails or metal barrettes
  • Matches, lighters, vapors or any type of tobacco products or accessories
  • Glass items (i.e. compacts or mirrors)
  • Hard plastic or metal items, picture frames or watches
  • Steel-toed or cowboy boots
  • Posters, clothing or books with drug, gang, bands, sexual or demonic content
  • Snacks or foods unless on a special diet arranged with campus dietitian
  • Aerosols, nail polish, remover, cologne, perfume or any items containing alcohol
  • Crayons, markers, pens or permanent marking items
  • Belts, shoelaces, clothing with ties, paracords, survival bracelets, bandanas, scarves or ligature items
  • Body or facial piercings, tongue studs, loops or gauges

Give Us A Call

Call Meridell Achievement Center at 512-528-2100 or 800-366-8656 to ask questions or make a referral. We proudly accept TRICARE® and most major insurance coverages.