What to Bring for Your Stay at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

If you are admitted to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn for inpatient care, you’ll likely want to have some personal items with you to make your stay more comfortable.

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Below are recommendations on what to bring to the hospital and what’s best left at home. If you are pregnant and planning to deliver your baby at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, find information for new and expecting parents.

What to Bring

Personal identification and medical information are important, so please bring a photo ID, insurance card, prescription plan benefit card, and a list of all current medications you take and their dosages.

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or use hearing aids or dentures, please bring them with you. Denture cups are provided for you, and we encourage you to bring a case for eyewear and hearing aids.

If you have an advance directive, such as a healthcare proxy form, please bring it with you. Advance directives indicate who can make medical decisions for you if you become unable to do so yourself. These also detail your treatment wishes. We can also help you complete an advance directive.

What to Leave at Home

We recommend that you not bring any valuables, such as jewelry or substantial sums of cash, to the hospital. Large electronics, such as laptop computers or tablets, should also be left at home. If you do bring them, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn cannot be responsible for their loss or damage.

Please be aware that all NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn campuses, buildings, and outdoor spaces are tobacco-free. Smoking or the use of smoking devices, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and all other smoking devices, is not permitted anywhere at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, including your rooom.