Patient Pack List

To ensure that residents are prepared upon arrival, we’ve provided the following packing list for residential treatment at McDowell Center for Children. The items below outline the kinds of clothing items and hygiene products resident may need during their stay, and which items we prohibit. We have laundry facilities on site, so please do your best to stick to the quantities outlined below. Resident’s belongings will be searched upon admission. McDowell has very limited storage space, so any items deemed inappropriate will be sent home. We request that parents, guardians, providers and other visitors adhere to these guidelines as well to maintain a secure and controlled environment for our residents and staff.

  • Two (2) pairs of tennis shoes
  • One (1) pair of velcro tennis shoes (optional)
  • Three (3) pairs of shorts
  • One (1) pair of pajamas
  • Five (5) T-shirts
  • Five (5) undershirts (t-shirt or tanks)
  • Two (2) long sleeve t-shirts or sweatshirts
  • Seven (7) pairs of socks and underwear.
  • One (1) jacket or coat (no hood)
  • Soap/soap dish, comb (short, no handle) palm brush, toothbrush/toothbrush holder, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant
  • One (1) small, hand-held radio (no antenna)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Insurance card
  • Copy of immunization record
  • If divorced, a copy of custody papers (required for admission)
  • Cell phones
  • Aerosol cans
  • Comb or brush with handle
  • Mouthwash
  • Strings of any kind
  • Money
  • Medication of any kind
  • MP3 players/other electronics (with the exception of a small hand-held radio)
  • DVDs
  • Fidget spinners
  • Hoodies
  • Boots
  • Pants/shirts with inappropriate holes
  • Belts
  • Jewelry
  • Cologne
  • Pocket knives/weapons of any kind
  • Food or drink from outside of the facility
  • Razors or sharp items
  • Shirts with inappropriate logos or sayings
  • Inappropriate books or magazines
  • Gang-related material of any kind
  • CDs from outside the facility
  • Inappropriate photos
  • Pens and magic markers
  • Any other items that pose a threat to staff and/or residents
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Help Is A Call Away

Our admissions staff is available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. to provide a no-cost, mental health assessment for your child. Call 731-286-2861 or visit our facility to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form.

In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.