Patient identification wristbands must be worn at all times to ensure correct identification and administration of all medications.
Valuables and cash should be sent home. Patients do not need money on the unit.
Patients should only have the clothes and possessions that they need for a hospital stay. We have limited storage space.
McLean Hospital is not responsible for any patient possessions that are lost, stolen, or broken.
This is a smoke-free program. Smoking is not permitted on or off the unit during hospitalization.
Patients should not have any food in their room. Patients should try to keep their area in the room clean.
Staff can assist patients if they need help in their rooms. Patients may have to change to another room during the stay. Staff assist with this.
Cleaning staff clean patient rooms. While this happens, patients are asked to temporarily leave.
Patients may wear their own clothing on the unit. Patients are asked to remember they are with other people on the unit and should dress appropriately.
Physical contact of any kind with other patients or staff is not permitted. To maintain a treatment- focused unit, everyone’s safety must be ensured.
There are laundry facilities available for patients to use. Please ask staff for assistance in the laundry room.
Patients may give any letter to be mailed to the receptionist at the nurses station. Postage is provided by the hospital.
Meals are provided by the hospital.
- Breakfast: 7:30am
- Lunch: 12noon
- Dinner: 5pm
Snacks are provided at designated times.