Recovery begins today.

At Ashley, we believe that dignity and respect are among the hallmarks of good treatment and good recovery – so – we invite you to begin to rebuild your own self-respect and dignity here on our campus. One of the ways that we do that is by the way that we care for, dress, and carry ourselves. Listed below are general DOs and DON’Ts of packing for your treatment experience at Ashley. Our Admissions Counselors can answer any additional questions you may have and you can download the full packing list here . We recommend that you bring up to $100 in cash to purchase items in our campus store. Our campus store offers toiletries, clothing, literature and more.

What to bring:

  • 7 to 10 days’ worth of comfortable, business casual, washable clothes (we provide no-charge laundry service. Dry cleaning is at your expense.)
  • Shirts – polos, button-downs, sweaters, etc. Do not bring camisoles, tank tops, midriff tops, or t-shirts advertising drugs or alcohol
  • Pajamas and robe
  • Long pants, capris, and fingertip or longer skirts and dresses are acceptable attire. Leggings, yoga pants and sweatpants are not appropriate for everyday wear.
  • Weather appropriate outerwear – including umbrella
  • Exercise attire – to be worn ONLY in the gym or during recreation activities. (Patients in our Pain Recovery Program should bring a one-piece bathing suit for hydrotherapy.)
  • Comfortable, practical shoes/sneakers, including properly fitting rubber soled shoes—high heels are not recommended. Sneakers are recommended for recreational activities
  • Personal hygiene items – shampoo/soap/toothbrush/toothpaste/shaving kit
  • Medications–Please bring your existing prescribed medications in the original bottles. Do not refill them prior to coming to Ashley, as we will need to order them from our pharmacy. Regulations do not permit us to dispense medications brought from home. All medications are administered by Ashley nurses.
  • Smoking and tobacco products for four weeks — Ashley staff will not purchase smoking or tobacco products for you. There is no cigarette machine on the premises. (We offer smoking cessation support; please consider this an ideal time to limit your tobacco use and take advantage of professional cessation support)
  • Picture ID
  • Insurance and/or prescription card
  • Method of payment – credit card or cashiers check for amount agreed to during the pre-admission phone assessment

What NOT to bring:

  • Alcohol or non prescription/illegal drugs
  • Over the counter medications and vitamins
  • Medical testing devices – consult with your admissions counselor
  • Cell phone, tablet, camera, or laptop
  • Aerosol cans or containers of baby powder
  • Perfumes or any product containing alcohol
  • Inappropriate or revealing clothing – including clothing with alcohol or drug logos/graphics
  • Expensive jewelry or clothing
  • Outside food, candy, or drinks
  • Magazines or books – reading materials are provided
  • Guns, knives, scissors, sharp objects or any item that can be used as a weapon

*Please note that the safety of our patients is our top priority so your bags are subject to search during your arrival.