What To Bring / What Not To Bring

Acceptable & Prohibited Items For Walden’s Residential Eating Disorders Programs.

To help protect yourself and others, we have compiled a list of items you can and cannot bring with you into our Residential program.

Necessary Items
  • Medications
  • Health Insurance and Prescription Card
  • Driver’s License / Identification
  • A list of current providers and their phone number
  • A credit card available for medication, copays and personal items
Items to consider, but not limited to:
    • Feminine products, shampoo / conditioner, soap, lotion, hair products, toothbrush / toothpaste, cotton balls / q-tips. Additional items may be purchased while in residential.

**Any product with alcohol as the first three ingredients will be held by staff

Optional Items
  • Cell Phone (track phone) without a camera (can be used during limited times)
  • Items of interest / hobby: craft materials, movies (none rated ‘R’), books, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, favorite music, knitting or crocheting materials, etc.
  • Family and friends’ photos
  • Warm clothing such as long-sleeve shirts and pants
  • Journal
  • Paper or folders to use in groups
  • iPod/MP3 player (Walden is not responsible)

Prescription medications and sealed over-the-counter medications. Residents will be expected to purchase their own vitamins, over the counter medications, and prescribed medications while in the program. Residents need to bring insurance cards and have a credit card available for medication ordered


Seasonally appropriate, comfortable clothes and shoes. Please avoid tank tops, short shorts or skirts, high heels or overly revealing clothing. Please try to limit yourself to one bag. Items will be searched upon admission

What NOT to Bring
  • Diet Pills, Laxatives, Diuretics
  • Alcohol or Illegal Drugs
  • Weight Control Substances
  • Tabloid or Fashion Magazines
  • Paper or folders to use in groups
  • Cameras or Cell Phones with Cameras
  • Open Over-the-counter Medications
  • Laptops
  • Food or beverages
  • Musical Instruments
  • Weapons
  • Musical Instruments
  • Blankets, pillows
  • Stuffed animals
Items Walden Provides
  • Bedding linens
  • Towels
  • Desktop computers, with Internet access and printer
  • Laundry
  • Community telephones
  • Television
  • Food and beverages

*Personal items are brought at the owners’ own risk*
The program is not responsible for stolen / misplaced items, such as, but not limited to: portable DVD players, computers, IPod, cell phones without cameras, jewelry or cash.