Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Brynn Marr Hospital, our treatment programs and the admissions process. Please call 910-577-1900 for more information about our programs or admissions process. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you.

What should I bring with me for an inpatient stay?2019-01-26T17:53:51-05:00

Please bring the following items with you for an inpatient stay:

  • Three shirts
  • Three pairs of pants or shorts (must be knee length)
  • Five pairs of underpants
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Three to five bras without underwire
  • Pair of pajamas
  • Jacket, crewneck sweatshirt, sweater or coat (no hoodies, drawstrings or pull strings)
  • Pair of comfortable shoes without shoestrings
  • Flip flops or slippers
  • Hairbrush
  • Paperback books and homework (no staples, metal clips, spirals or binders)
  • Personal photos

Keep in mind we have a gym and outdoor courtyards, so you will want to bring comfortable shoes with sturdy soles such as slip-on sneakers. Slipper socks are available if needed.

What items are prohibited?2019-01-26T17:54:51-05:00

Please do not bring the following items to our facility:

  • Clothing with straps and drawstrings, pull strings or studs
  • Belts, scarves or ties
  • Clothing with imagery related to sex, alcohol, drugs or violence
  • Tank tops or undershirts
  • Any products with staples
  • Clothing that sags or is transparent
  • Jewelry or body jewelry (exceptions for wedding rings)
  • Makeup or cosmetics
  • Sunglasses or hats
  • Any hygiene or aerosol products (We will supply items for hygiene needs)

Brynn Marr Hospital reserves the right to alter this list at any time without notice in order to maintain the well-being and safety of our patients and staff.

Is a patient’s stay confidential?2019-01-26T17:55:36-05:00

Absolutely. We follow rigorously enforced laws of confidentiality to protect your privacy. To make sure we protect your confidentiality, you will be assigned a patient code at admission. Unless the code is given, our staff will not confirm or deny you are here to anyone who may contact the hospital about you. A person must provide your patient code to call or visit you.

What is an involuntary commitment (IVC)?2019-02-11T14:19:34-05:00

We often admit individuals by court order because they have been deemed a danger to themselves or others. Whether an individual is in our care voluntarily or not, a court hearing will be scheduled within fifteen days of admission through our mental health court program. The goal of IVC court hearings is to ensure that individuals’ rights are upheld and that the least invasive measures possible are used at all times.

For involuntary admissions, family involvement is still a key aspect of treatment. If a parent or guardian has any questions or would like more details on the IVC process, notices of hearing or any court-related matter, please contact our court liaison at 910-577-1400 ext. 2259.

What does a typical day at Brynn Marr look like?2019-01-26T17:57:41-05:00

Each unit follows a program schedule that includes a daily visit with a physician and psycho-educational, nursing, process and recreational groups. Ample time is allotted for meals, snacks, sleep and relaxation. We have a gym, outdoor courtyards with playground equipment and picnic tables, a dining room with a full salad bar and numerous group rooms. Find more details here.

What is discharge planning?2019-01-26T17:58:16-05:00

Discharge planning begins at your admission and is part of your master treatment plan. Requirements for discharge include a physician’s order, agreement of the treatment team, coordination of aftercare services (including an appointment for follow-up within seven days) and housing. We will contact your parent or legal guardian to discuss safety planning and aftercare options.

When can I see or speak with my loved ones?2019-01-26T17:58:47-05:00

Each unit has specific hours for visitation and phone calls, and additional times can be coordinated. Please speak with a member of your or your child’s care team to schedule a time to visit that is convenient for you. See our patients and visitors page for more details.

Who is part of my treatment team?2019-01-26T17:59:40-05:00

Your treatment team may consist of the following professionals:

  • Physician: Directs your medical care at the hospital. You will see the physician daily and within 24 hours of admission.
  • Registered Nurse: Administers medications, facilitates daily nurse groups and is available on the unit to answer questions about your medications and provide emotional support. Your family or legal guardian may call the unit to get updates on your progress from the nurse.
  • Mental Health Worker: Checks on your well-being every 15 minutes, accompanies you to your groups and provides psycho-educational groups.
  • Recreational Therapist: Provides groups to assist you with the development of coping skills through leisure activities. Be prepared to visit the gym, go outdoors, and tap into your creative side. Recreational therapists also coordinate a team of volunteers who bring therapy dogs to the hospital for pet therapy sessions.
  • Care Coordinator: Provides daily groups; conducts psychosocial assessments and develops patients’ master treatment plan, crisis prevention plan and discharge plan. He or she will contact your family or legally responsible person to assist with your treatment and coordination of services at discharge.

Your treatment team also includes your family, legal guardian and other stakeholders who are invested in your recovery.

Take the First Step

Call 910-577-1400 to schedule a confidential, no-cost assessment or receive more details on our programs and facility. We are available 24/7 to assist you. In case of emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.