When you come to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, you should bring three to five changes of comfortable, loose-fitting, wash-and-wear clothing (sweat suits are perfectly acceptable). Your clothes should have your name on them in case they are misplaced. We suggest that you also bring the following items:
- pants and/or shorts
- underwear and socks
- shoes and/or slippers
- swimsuit (if hydrotherapy is prescribed)
If you are able, as part of your therapy, you will be expected to launder your own clothing in washers and dryers provided by the Hospital. You can bring your own soap powder or purchase it at the Gift Shop in the lobby of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center across the street.
We strongly urge you to leave your valuables at home and bring only enough money for incidental items such as magazines and snacks. Any valuables you bring should be kept in the safe in the Cashier's Office, which is located in the lobby. The Hospital is not responsible for any lost or stolen items not deposited in the safe.
If you have brought medications with you, please give them to your nurse. They will be held for safekeeping. While you are hospitalized, your physician will order any needed medications from the Hospital pharmacy.