DSH - Patton: Canteen and Ordering Information

All items will be mailed from a vendor family/friend or purchased through the Canteen in accordance with the Allowable Items and Contraband List. Packages will not be accepted in the Visiting Center. Visitors may not bring items to the mailroom for delivery to an Individual served.


All packages will be opened and searched/inspected prior to going to the Individual served. Unapproved items will be returned to the sender at the Individual's expense. Items, which are mailed to the Individual in a glass or metal container, e.g. coffee and tobacco will be transferred into plastic container by hospital staff. Items that come in allowable packaging will be left intact and not dumped into plastic bags.


All incoming and outgoing letters to and from Individual's served (exception - WIC 5358/LPS Individuals have the right to receive unopened correspondence, which will be opened in front of staff) shall be opened and inspected for contraband by staff. All oversized and bulky letters shall be considered to be packages and shall be opened in the Hospital Package Room.


All photos, received through the mail, will be screened by the staff. Polaroid pictures are not allowed to come in through the mail.