It is important that everyone participates in maintaining a secure, therapeutic environment at University Behavioral Center. To help promote the safety of our patients, we have very strict rules about which personal items are admitted at our facility. Bringing valuable items to the unit is strongly discouraged. University Behavioral Center will NOT assume responsibility for any lost or damaged items.
Personal Belongings and Contraband
You are encouraged to send all valuables and money home. If you choose to keep them, please note that University Behavioral Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. You may request that your valuables be locked in the safe. Items will be logged on a belongings sheet and signed out upon discharge. University Behavioral Center does not assume responsibility for any clothes, jewelry or personal items such as dentures, eyeglasses/contacts, hearing devices or other valuables that are kept by an individual. Please ask for assistance if you need help locating your belongings. University Behavioral Center will not replace any lost items.
Patient Belongings Drop-Off
Patient belongings* dropped off by friends/family will only be accepted during the hours listed below:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*Items allowed for drop off (maximum): 3 shirts, 3 pairs of pants (no holes, no spandex/leggings, no strings), under garments (no underwire in bras), socks. 2 sets of appropriate pajamas (recommend sweatpants/t-shirts, no strings). UBC has washers/dryers on every unit to ensure cleanliness of items and proper hygiene. Any items dropped off and given to patients are their responsibility. UBC is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
*All clothing must be washed prior to patient use as a component of infection control.
Staff may ask you to change your clothes if you need assistance with these guidelines.
Personal hygiene items
To help ensure your safety and the safety of others, University Behavioral Center provides all hygiene items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, shampoo, soap, etc. as well as pillows, sheets, blankets, towels and linens.
Any special lotions must be prescribed by the physician. All personal grooming items will be stored in hygiene baskets which are accessed at prescribed times; please see your unit schedule for more information. All shaving will be directly supervised and completed with an electric razor or depilatory cream. Any use of electrical appliances or hygiene products must be prescribed by the physician and supervised by staff. All personal soiled linen will be stored in a plastic tote until laundered. If you have a question about the appropriateness of an item you would like to use during your stay at University Behavioral Center, feel free to ask.
University Behavioral Center offers no-cost, confidential assessments for individuals in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule assessments. Call us any time at 407-281-7000 or complete and submit our online contact form. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.