What to Bring

If you will be staying in one of our hospitals, this checklist may help you know what to pack. 

  • List of medications you currently are taking
  • List of any allergies
  • Emergency contact information
  • Designation of Patient Advocate Form
  • Bathrobe and slippers, if desired
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, contacts and cases for these items 
  • Prepaid phone cards, if you want to make long distance calls
  • Toiletries or hygiene items
  • Clothes to wear home, socks and shoes 
  • Reading material, crafts or other relaxation activities
  • Any personal use needs such as a cane, crutches, etc.
  • Razors
  • Do not bring large sums of money or other valuables

See also Maternity: What to Bring if you are checking into one of our Maternity Centers.

How Do I Call a Patient?

For patient privacy, we do not give out direct phone numbers to inpatient rooms. Please call the switchboard numbers below and ask for the patient by full name. Please keep in mind that patients may elect not to receive phone calls. See more ways to stay in touch.


Alpena (989) 356-7000

Clare (989) 802-5000

Gladwin (989) 426-9286

Gratiot (Alma) (989) 463-1101

Midland (989) 839-3000

West Branch (989) 345-3660