Information for Patients
Things to Bring for Your Hospital Stay
Shoes: comfortable soft-soled
Clothing for 3 to 5 days,
including: daytime clothes, sleepwear, slippers, robe (there are washers and
dryers on the units)
Eye glasses if needed
Quarters or a phone card for use
with pay phones on the adult and adolescent units
Natchaug Hospital is a smoke-free facility.
Nicotine patches are available to help ensure clients
addiction are comfortable during their inpatient treatment.
For Safety Reasons, Please Do NOT Bring
Food or drinks
Work boots or other heavy shoes
Sharp objects or weapons
Alcohol, street drugs
Matches or lighters
Jewelry and credit cards
Electronics including: cell phones, smart phones, computers,
tablets, cameras, CD players, radios, MP3 players, beepers, tape players
Hospital staff will check all
items brought into the hospital.
Safe items will be given to patients.
There are pay phones on the Adult and Adolescent Units. Children use the
phone at the nurses’ desk to talk with their families, guardians, and others.
The child’s therapist will help the child decide who to call.
To respect the interests of each
patient, phone calls are limited to 10 minutes.
Calls coming in during group
sessions will be returned in order to not disturb the group.
A patient who needs a longer
call or a call during group time can make plans with their therapist.
(860) 456-9703 ∙
∙ (860) 456-9812
Interim Director of Nursing & Patient
Kelly Susco, (860) 456-1311 x69885
Client Rights Officer:
(860) 456-1311 x69860 or toll-free
- During the week, calls placed after 8:00 PM are
less likely to disturb school and treatment groups.
make arrangements with staff if children or
adolescents need to be available for calls during the day on weekdays, or for calls likely to take more than 10-minutes.