We recommend that families pack the following items to help make a patient’s stay with us more comfortable:
- Slip-on style shoes
- Pajamas (without drawstrings)
- Several changes of clothes (without drawstrings)
- Books of non-violent/non-sexual nature
- Cordless radio, journals, stuffed animal
- Glasses, contact lenses, hearing aid, dentures
The following items will be supplied by the hospital:
- Toiletries and towels if needed
These items are not allowed:
- Weapons (guns, knives, multi-tools)
- Glass items (e.g. makeup bottles, mirrors and vases)
- Boom box
- Recording devices (e.g. cell phones, tablets)
- Products containing caffeine or alcohol
- Drugs (prescription and illicit)
- Smoking material (cigarettes, lighters, matches)
- Items depicting violent and/or sexual themes
- Toiletries (hospital provides)
Items that are sharp in nature (craft supplies, pens, pencils, tweezers, wire-bound notebooks, etc.) will be stored in a secure area and may be signed out for temporary use at the discretion of staff.
We also do not encourage patients to bring credit cards or cash in excess of $20.
If you have a question regarding whether or not you should bring a certain item for a patient, call us at 207-761-2200. Thank you for assisting us in keeping your loved one comfortable and safe.
Our welcome packets contain useful information:
The Lunder Family Alliance at Spring Harbor Hospital provides employment specialists to patients who are preparing to re-enter their communities. The specialists provide individual job development and supported employment to assist individuals in finding employment and educational opportunities, evaluating work readiness, and working with prospective employers to access job opportunities.
Community Work Incentives Specialists
Community work incentives specialists are also available through the Lunder Family Alliance. They understand how one's work earnings might affect disability or health benefits and counsel patients accordingly.
For more information, visit the Lunder Family Alliance page or call 207-661-6131.
Spring Harbor Hospital upholds the rights of all patients, above all the right to be treated with respect and dignity. The rights of individuals in Maine who are receiving mental health treatment are protected by both state and federal law, as well as by other licensing and regulatory provisions. The Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services contains the regulations, which protect your rights. There are copies of this booklet available in each patient care area, please staff for a copy if you would like one.
Our staff is committed to providing you with the highest quality care possible. If you have questions or concerns about your rights or your care, PLEASE discuss them with the charge nurse, attending physician, or other member of your treatment team as soon as they arise. If these approaches do not lead to a satisfactory result, you may seek further help by calling the Patient Rights Liaison at 207-761-2200.
You have a right to contact an advocate at any time, either your personal advocate or representative or one of the agencies listed below:
Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
Available during business hours (8-5) Monday through Friday – other times leave a voicemail message. Phone and TTY: 207-626-2774 or 1-800-452-1948
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine)
This organization provides support to patients and their families; they can be reached at 1-800-464-5767.
Additional information is available on your rights and the following resources:
Unit Schedule (please refer to the unit handbook for more details)