What To Bring

Don’t forget the following:

Cash Deposit

A $200 cash refundable deposit or credit card for prescription medications purchased during your stay, lost keys, damages. Any unused portion will be returned to you upon completion of the program.

BC Medical / Extended Medical Cards

Your Provincial Care Card and Extended Health Benefits Card for your medical coverage. Check with your benefits provider to determine your coverage.

Prescription Medication

Medications must be in labelled prescriptions bottles and will be approved by our resident physician. New or refilled prescriptions must be purchased through the agency pharmacy. This is for everyone’s safety.

Herbal & Vitamin Supplements

A maximum of 2 herbal or vitamin supplements will be allowed. All medications and herbal preparations must in new sealed containers and be turned in at admission in order to be approved by our resident physician.

Quarters / Phone Cards

Quarters or a prepaid calling card are needed to access a pay-phone for outgoing calls.


No vapes of any kind. Enough tobacco for the first couple of days, if you are a smoker, as you are not permitted to leave the property for the first 24 hours due to medical observation. It may be more than 7 days if you require detox prior to admission.


Personal toiletries (tooth brush, shampoo, etc.) Scented items or items containing alcohol (mouth wash, perfumes, aftershave, cologne, etc.) are not permitted. Linens, towels & laundry soap are provided.

Gym Clothes

Bathing suit and/or gym gear—a pass to the YMCA (a short 15 minute walk away) will be provided for you.

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Seasonal clothing that is appropriate for a co-ed facility (no tube tops or short shorts or skin or underwear showing when wearing jeans) In the winter, bring boots with good soles as we are located on a hillside.

Leave the following at home:

Liquor Branded

Do not bring clothing with alcohol, drug or gang related images on it, or any type of pornography with you.


Do not bring your laptop computer; clients have access to computers and the internet for online banking, etc;

Mobile Phones

Your cell phone will be locked up during your stay in treatment. You can access your cell phone if you need a phone number and you can schedule Facetime.

Please only bring what you can carry home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen property. Any items left at Sage Health Centre will be donated to local thrift stores.