Items to Bring

Items to Bring:

  • A Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state issued photo ID, or incarceration photo ID), Birth Certificate, Social Security Card
  • A list of all your medications and dosages. Please bring a 14-day supply if you can.
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of anyone you would like to have involved in your treatment.
  • Season appropriate clothing (please include pajamas)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo and conditioner, mouthwash, toothpaste, lotion, etc…). No aerosol’s, pump bottles only and all items must be alcohol free.
  • Electronics: An alarm clock (without radio), earphones, Ipods and MP3 players may be brought (head phones must be worn at all times).
  • You are able to smoke on site as long as you are outside in the designated smoking areas. Smoking indoors is strictly prohibited and can result in automatic discharge from housing. This also includes electronic cigarettes and vapes.

Do Not Bring:

  • Clothing with Drug, alcohol, racial, or gang related text/graphics.
  • Weapons of any kind-this includes guns and knives of any type or size.
  • Wells House is not liable for the loss or damage of any money, jewelry, documents, or any other articles.
  • Television, DVD Players, laptops, Ipods with videos, pornographic materials
  • Hygiene items that contain alcohol: Hair sprays, Aerosol containers, Aftershave, cologne, etc…
  • Any medications that have not been prescribed to you by a qualified physician. If these medications are brought in they will be confiscated at admission (Suboxone, Klonopin, Valium, Ambien etc…)
  • Personnel automobile use will be at the discretion of staff after your initial 30 day probational period. You must provide a copy of your valid driver’s license, copy of current insurance and registration.

Pre-arrival Checklist:

  • We encourage residents to become fully vested in treatment as early as possible. There is a 3-day blackout period for your first 3 days that you are enrolled in services. You may still use your phone and other electronics during this time, however you will not be permitted to leave the facility.
  • Please understand that computers and inappropriate reading material should be left at home. Only literature that will help you focus on recovery should be brought. We will also provide you with supportive recovery-based material throughout your treatment.
  • Only immediate family or sponsors are allowed.  Visitors are expected to adhere to rules and regulations of the house.  Visits must be therapeutically conducive to recovery.  There are no visiting hours after 7:30 p.m. No visitors are permitted above or below the first floor. All visitors are to check in with the house office at Baltimore, Locust, Gale or Olson House’s. **Due to current safety restrictions that are in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells House does not permit any visitors on site, and does not permit patients to take home passes. Patients are also not permitted to attend any in-person 12 step or support groups of any time. 12 step meeting facilitated through Zoom are offered in each of our houses on a daily basis at this time.