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Barber and beautician services for haircuts, shampoos and sets are available at a reasonable cost. Ask your nurse to make arrangements. If you run out of personal toiletries, you may arrange to buy them at the Hospital gift shop.
A volunteer will deliver your incoming mail to your room once a day. You may give your outgoing mail to the volunteer. You also may arrange through the volunteer to use a laptop computer during your stay.
Television service is available in your room at a nominal fee. Earphones also are available.
You may use your bedside telephone for local calls without charge. You pay only for long-distance calls. Your family and friends may call you directly between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.
To call an outside local number, dial 9 after you hear the dial tone, then dial your area code and number. To call long-distance, dial 9, then 8 and then 0. The operator will assist you. Long-distance charges will be billed directly to your home phone.
Cell phones are permitted for use by patients and their visitors.