Please bring no more than two suitcases, due to limited storage. To avoid additional baggage fees, be sure to check with your airline regarding weight limits.


At The Meadows Ranch, “casual” is the operative word, so plan to dress with comfort and modesty in mind. During the warm summer months, patients are encouraged to wear T-shirts with mid-length shorts, jeans, or lightweight pants. Since our campus has a swimming pool, you’ll want to toss in a one-piece bathing suit if you are here during the summer months. Pack at least one pair of jeans for experiential activities. Along those lines, if you have a sturdy pair of boots, bring them along, too.

Fall evenings can get cold, so sweats, light sweaters, and a jacket are important items to pack. If you join us in the winter months, you will want to bring warmer clothes: pants, long-sleeved shirts, and jackets. “Layering” is the key. (Please leave sheer or revealing clothing and expensive jewelry at home.) Naturally, you’ll want to bring all the essential undergarments, and don’t forget sleepwear, slippers, and a robe.


Year-round at The Meadows Ranch, comfortable shoes are a must. For your safety, make sure to bring closed-toe shoes. Any type of tennis or walking shoe is great. Please leave flip-flops, strappy sandals, platform shoes, and high heels at home. (Think safety and function over fashion during your stay with us.)

Medication, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Records

Your medical and psychiatric providers will be reviewing your medications upon admission.

Pack a three-day supply of any prescription medications you are currently taking. Each medication should be in its original container. Any medications greater than a three-day supply will be disposed of at the time of admission, so leave the extras at home.

It is not necessary to bring over-the-counter medications with you, so leave those at home as well. If you take a medication that is particularly difficult to find, please notify us prior to admission so we can make special arrangements for you. Do not bring vitamins, dietary supplements, or over-the-counter medications such as laxatives or diuretics.

If available, please bring copies of your medical records from treatment obtained within the past year.

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Personal Items

We want your stay with us to be as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Feel free to bring personal items, such as photos for your room.

Toiletries and cosmetics should be limited to one bag, if possible. Compacts without mirrors are acceptable. You can bring sanitary supplies, a curling iron, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Please no exercise equipment, electronics (iPod, laptop, tablet, cellphone, camera, smart phones, Fitbits, etc.), musical instruments, or craft supplies.

We have plenty of hair dryers here for your use.

Pack stationery items like paper and envelopes so you can stay in touch with family and friends.

We encourage patients to bring around $100 for incidentals. You may bring a prepaid debit or credit card. You may also bring traveler’s checks if you are also able to provide a form of photo identification.

We provide hangers, bed and bath linens, and pillows.

We have washers and dryers available for your use. The Meadows Ranch provides all the necessary laundry supplies, as well as irons and ironing boards.

No jewelry can be worn at any time during treatment for both adolescents and adults.

Alcohol and illegal substances are not allowed. Please do not bring food, gum, or candy.

What Not to Bring

The Meadows Ranch is an exceptional program with a beautiful location, peaceful environment, and skilled staff.  First and foremost, The Meadows Ranch is a treatment facility, and this requires that certain safety parameters must remain in place. As we help you and others to get well, we must keep everyone safe. This means we cannot have certain items, which may be potentially harmful, at our facilities.

When packing please remove anything that contains glass (mirrors, compacts, etc.) or is sharp. This extends to glass covering framed photos. Also, anything sharp like pins, scissors, or razors must be left at home (battery operated razors are permitted). Alcohol and illegal substances are not allowed. Please do not bring food, gum, or candy.

We cannot list everything that may not be appropriate for our treatment setting. Some items may need to be stored while you are in treatment for safety or modesty reasons. We thank you in advance for your understanding and appreciate your adherence to these guidelines.

NOTE: We are not able to process returns of Amazon purchases sent to patients during treatment.