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When you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness or chemical dependency, the first step is to reach out for help. Inland Northwest Behavioral Health can give you or your loved one guidance towards a better life.

Seeking help is a positive step, and while we understand that there can be some anxiety about what happens next, we are here to provide answers.

Below you’ll find information on what to expect, what to bring and more.

Still have questions? We’re only a phone call away. Call 509-992-1888.

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What to Bring

To promote a more comfortable stay, there are items we encourage patients to bring with them upon admission. As we strive to provide a secure environment, there are certain items that are not allowed on our inpatient units. Lists of both acceptable and unacceptable items are below.

As with all elements of your stay, Inland Northwest Behavioral Health staff is available to assist you. If there is an item you’d like to bring that doesn’t appear on the lists below, a member of our staff can let you know whether or not it is an acceptable item.

The following information is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the list is subject to change. If you have any questions, please call us at 509-992-1888. Inland Northwest Behavioral Health is not responsible for misplaced items or valuables.

This is not an inclusive or exclusive list of items permitted in our communities at INBH.

Note: This is not an inclusive or exclusive list of items permitted on our units.

We encourage patients to bring comfort items including:

  • 2 outfits total, including sleepwear* (2 tops, 2 bottoms, 2 pr of socks, 2 underwear, 2 sports bras)
  • 1 pair of glasses (any cases for said item must stay at nurses station)
  • Your own shoes, slippers, or slides without laces (we will provide you with ties)
  • 4 softback books
  • 5 small unframed pictures
  • 2 bin maximum limit of patient belongings for storage
  • No trading items on units for other items in storage ( i.e. yellow shirt for red shirt)
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications do not need to be brought in. Although, please bring an updated medication list.

*Any items with drawstrings will need to have be removed – this includes cutting them prior to admission if necessary. A written and signed statement of approval from parent or guardian may be necessary before removing drawstrings from items.

  • Drawstrings/Shoelaces/Rope
  • Bras with underwire and removable/adjustable straps
  • No items with holes. tears. rips or large stitching
  • Hooded items/Hats/Beanies
  • Flip flops/open-toed shoes/boots/steel-toed boots/any metal on shoes
  • Belts/Buckles/Clothing with big plastic or metal pieces
  • Shorts/Yoga Pants/Work-Out Pants
  • Stockings/Clothing that can stretch too much
  • Coats/Jackets/Trench Coats
  • Clothing with any suggestive imagery (Guns, Drugs, Sex, Violence, Etc.)
  • Bedding Items (Pillows, Blankets, etc.)
  • Binders/Folders/Wired Notebooks/Anything with hard cardboard
  • Hardback books/Massive books/Books with strings/Magazines/Coloring books
  • Pens/Pencils/Markers/Paperclips/Staples/Framed Pictures
  • Personal Cosmetics/Toiletries/Medication
  • Framed pictures
  • All electrical or battery operated devices/headphones/charging cords
  • Jewelry/Watches/Piercings (Go To Safe)
  • Matches/Lighters/Cigarettes/Vapes (Do Not Go Into The Safe)
  • No stuffed animals/toys
  • All weapons (Guns, Knives, Etc.) and illegal substances (Do Not Go In The Safe)
    *All illegal items/substances will have authorities involved and/or destroyed.
  • If any items are needed due to a medical necessity, there must be a doctor’s order in place before the item is brought to the floor. Initially, medications are placed in patients bin in sealed bags and must be approved by a doctor to be discharged with the patient as well.
    NOTE: Accepted items/meds must be stored in proper areas, NOT in patient’s rooms. CPAP machines must also have a doctor’s order to place on unit. (Cleaned daily in exam room)

Item Limits

  • 2 Outfits total, including sleepwear (2 tops, 2 bottoms, 2 pr. socks, 2 underwear, 2 sport bras)
  • 1 Pair of glasses (Any cases for said item must stay at the nurses station)
  • 4 Softback books
  • 5 Small unframed pictures
  • 2 Bin maximum limit for storage in patient belongings
  • No trading items on unit for other items in storage (i.e. yellow shirt for red shirt)

We’re Here to Help

To schedule a confidential, no-cost assessment with Inland Northwest Behavioral Health, call 509-992-1888.