What To Bring To Conifer Park

You can download our complete packing checklist here.

For your convenience, please use this checklist as you prepare for your stay at our facility.

Please bring only items identified on the list below. All other property will be placed in storage until you are discharged. Laundry facilities are available for your use.

Upon discharge, transportation arrangements can be made by Conifer Park, however you are expected to pay for your ride home. 

Upon Admission, All Clients are Expected to Bring:

• Insurance Card and Claim Form (if required) • Photo Identification • Social Security Card • Prescription Card

As of July 6th, 2017 Conifer Park will no longer be selling pre-paid phone cards. Please bring your own.


  • 6 Shirts/Blouses
  • 6 Pairs Jeans/Pants/Skirts in Combination
  • 7 Changes Underwear
  • Bras (females)
  • 7 Pairs Socks
  • 1 Pair Pajamas
  • 1 Robe
  • 1 Pair Slippers
  • 2 Sweaters
  • 1 Outerwear Set (coat/jacket, gloves, hat, boots)
  • 1 Pair Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • 2 Bag Limit Per Patient

Exercise Gear (used only at designated exercise times)

  • 1 Pair Sneakers
  • 2 Pairs Shorts
  • 2 Sweatsuits
  • 1 Swim Suit (one piece for women, trunks for men) 1 Pair Flip Flops (for Pool Area Only)

Toiletries / Other

  • 1 Container Shampoo (new/unopened)
  • 1 Non-Aerosol Deodorant (new/unopened)
  • Toothpaste (new/unopened)
  • Notebook, Stationary, Stamps, Pens
  • Appropriate Books, Novels and Magazines
  • Pre-paid Phone Card (adult patients only)
    • As of July 6th, 2017 Conifer Park will no longer be selling phone cards. Please bring your own.
  • School Books and Homework Assignments (Adolescents only)
  • Family photos (glass must be removed from frames)


  • Please bring in your medications in their original bottles or blister packs

Cell Phones

You may use your cell phone up through the time of your arrival to the facility. It’s use is not permitted during your treatment stay and we will safely store it while you are with us and return it when you leave.


All OASAS regulated health care facilities are tobacco free. Please do not bring cigarettes, other tobacco, or lighters.
Packages must be mailed to the patient. Absolutely no packages may be dropped off.
Our facility utilizes the Schenectady County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit for ground and facility searches
Staff reserves the right to approve or disapprove any other item that may be determined inappropriate for treatment.

Please refrain from packing the following items:

  • Mesh or See-Through Clothing
  • Low Cut/Tight-Fitting Clothes
  • Pants, Jeans or Skirts with Holes or Patches
  • Uniforms or Scrub Suits
  • Graphic T-Shirts Depicting Rock Groups, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Violence
  • Games, Cards, Posters, Sexually Explicit Pictures
  • Alcohol Containing Items (Perfume, Mouthwash, Cologne, Aftershave)
  • Pillows, Blankets, Quilts, Stuffed Animals, Afghans
  • Anything That Could Be Used As a Weapon Will Be Confiscated and Destroyed
  • Electronic or Music Equipment (Cameras, TVs, Radios, Beepers, Headsets, CD Players, Tapes, CD’s, Alarm Clocks, Handheld Video Games, IPODS, Musical Instruments)
  • Sharp Objects (Scissors, Knives, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Knitting Needles, Electric Hair Clippers, Nail Files. Emory Boards Will Be Provided By the Facility.)
  • Over the Counter Medications, Including Vitamins, Ointment, Vaseline (Vaseline is provided by the facility)
  • Q-Tips, Cotton Balls
  • White or Loose Powder
  • Bleach
  • Shoe Polish
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Open Contact Lens Solution (new / sealed bottles are fine)
  • Any Brand of Bar Soap (provided by facility)
  • Food, Candy, Gum, or Drinks of Any Kind Will be Confiscated
  • Hair and Beard Trimmers Are Not Permitted