FCI/FPC Beckley Health Services Department
The vision of the Health Services Department is guided by a tradition of providing high quality health care to an incarcerated inmate population. The vision of our department is to meet the ever increasing and diversified needs of the inmate population and become a center of excellence where staff take pride in the care they provide, and the inmate patients have a positive perception of that care.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Refusal of certain diagnostic counseled regarding the possible ill tests for infectious diseases can result effects that may occur as a result of in administrative action.
Health Services holds “Open House” for Medical Records and Dental on Wednesdays from 12:00p.m. to 12:45pm or last call for mainline which ever comes first. This open house is for your convenience. Any questions or concerns you have regarding your health care may be discussed during these hours.
Medical and Dental Sick Call Appointments
A. ALWAYS BRING YOUR “ID CARD” TO SIGN UP FOR SICK CALL.
B. Present your ID card along with your sick call form at the sign-up desk. You must fill out the sick call form in ink. The form must include your name, register number, and complaint. Please be as thorough as possible on the form.
C. You will either be seen immediately, or you will be placed on the call-out for the date and time you are to return to the Health Services Department, depending on the nature of your medical or dental problem.
D. Dental sick call sign up requires this sick call form.
E. Try not to arrive at the Health Services Department earlier than five minutes prior to your appointment, and do not arrive later than five minutes after your appointment.
TARDINESS FOR SICK CALL: You must report for ALL sick call appointments, as well as ALL appointments scheduled via the call out. You are expected to arrive for your appointment on time, with your ID card. You are not to arrive any sooner than five minutes before the scheduled time of your appointment, and no later than five minutes after. If you are more than ten minutes late, and the reason is not justified or substantiated by staff, your appointment will be canceled, and appropriate disciplinary action taken as it pertains to your absence from a scheduled assignment.
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Weekends/Holidays
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Medication Prescriptions Refill Pick Ups
After 4:00 p.m. Count Clears Daily – Insulin only Runs for 30 minutes Daily At Institution Recall Restricted Pill Line Medications Only
6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. – 7: 30 a.m. Weekends/Holidays
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Daily
You must present your institution ID at each pill line.
Some prescription medications may be written up to 180 days at a time. If your prescription has refills indicated on the bottle, and you are needing a refill please fill out a refill form located outside the pharmacy window during the morning pill line and pick your medication up at the 3:30 p.m. pill line. Medication will not be refilled if the expiration date has passed; you will be required to make a sick call appointment to have the medication renewed.
Routine Dental Care
Inmates at the FCI who wish to have a dental cleaning, must report to Dental Open House on Wednesdays of each week, between the hours of 12:00p.m. to 12:45pm or last call for mainline which ever comes first. At this time, you will be placed on a waiting list and advised of the approximate date of your scheduled appointment. Camp inmates must submit an Inmate Request To Staff Member to be placed on the waiting list for a dental cleaning.
FPC dental sick call forms are accepted on Tuesdays only.
As with scheduled appointments you MUST show up for your dental appointments, whether they be emergency, sick call, or scheduled on the posted call outs.
Report any emergencies to staff immediately and appropriate action will be taken.
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
FPC inmates must submit an Inmate Request To Staff Member requesting an eye examination. If the eye doctor determines you need a pair of glasses, we will order them for you at government expense. It takes approximately four to six weeks to receive them. We do not allow eyeglasses from outside sources to be sent into this institution unless deemed necessary by the Clinical Director. Unless medical staff determine contact lenses are medically necessary, prescription glasses must be worn and contact lenses sent home.
Consultant Referrals to Outside Medical Facilities and Doctors
Regular Duty – you will be assigned to work anywhere in the institution you are assigned and can participate in all institutional activities.
Restricted Duty – you are to follow the restrictions as outlined on the form for your particular duty limitation.
Convalescence – no work duty, but not restricted from other activities, must still attend Education classes.
Idle -this is essentially BED REST. You are permitted out of bed for meals, medical appointments, bathroom and chapel. You are not allowed to be: up watching television, out on the compound, or in the gym.
Medically Unassigned- unassigned due to existing medical condition. you are to follow the restrictions as outlined on the form.
Violation of any of these restrictions subjects you to disciplinary action. If there is confusion concerning your duty status or restriction, notify a Health Services staff member through a cop out or sick call.
*********LOOK AT THE CALL OUT EVERY EVENING**********
*******ALL MEDICAL CALL OUTS ARE MANDATORY*********
FAILURE TO REPORT FOR MEDICAL CALL OUTS WILL RESULT IN AN INCIDENT REPORT
In the event you become ill, or have an accident which requires immediate medical attention, you are to notify your supervisor or the closest staff member who will then contact the Health Services Department for instructions. DO NOT JUST WALK INTO THE HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM A HEALTH SERVICES STAFF MEMBER..
Camp Sick Call
Inmate Copayment Program
U.S.C. § 4048), The Federal Bureau of Prisons and FCI/FPC Beckley provide notice of the Inmate Copayment Program for health care, effective October 3, 2005.
A. Application: The Inmate Copayment Program applies to anyone in an institution under the Bureau’s jurisdiction and anyone who has been charged with or convicted of an offense against the United States, except inmates in inpatient status at a Medical Referral Center (MRC). All inmates in outpatient status at the MRCs and inmates assigned to the General Population at these facilities are subject to co-pay fees.
B. Health Care Visits with a Fee:
1. You must pay a fee of $2.00 for health care services, charged to your Inmate Commissary Account, per health care visit, if you receive health care services in connection with a health care visit that you requested, except for services described in section C., below.
These requested appointments include Sick Call and after-hours requests to see a health care provider. If you ask a non-medical staff member to contact medical staff to request a medical evaluation on your behalf for a health service not listed in section C., below, you will be charged a $2.00 co-pay fee for that visit.
2. You must pay a fee of $2.00 for health care services, charged to your Inmate Commissary Account, per health care visit, if you are found responsible through the Disciplinary Hearing Process to have injured an inmate who, as a result of the injury, requires a health care visit.
C. Health Care Visits with no Fee:
We will not charge a fee for:
1 Health care services based on health care staff referrals;
2 Health care staff-approved follow-up treatment for a chronic condition;
3 Preventive health care services;
4 Emergency services;
5 Prenatal care;
6 Diagnosis or treatment of chronic infectious diseases;
7 Mental health care; or
8 Substance abuse treatment.
If a health care provider orders or approves any of the following, we will also not charge a fee for:
• Blood pressure monitoring;
• Glucose monitoring;
• Insulin injections;
• Chronic care clinics;
• TB testing;
• Wound Care; or
• Patient education.
Your health care provider will determine if the type of appointment scheduled is subject to a copay fee.
D. Indigency: An indigent inmate is an inmate who has not had a trust fund account balance of $6.00 for the past 30 days.
If you are considered indigent, you will not have the copay fee deducted from your Inmate Commissary Account.
If you are NOT indigent, but you do not have sufficient funds to make the copay fee on the date of the appointment, a debt will be established by TRUFACS, and the amount will be deducted as funds are deposited into your Inmate Commissary Account.
E. Complaints: You may seek review of issues related to health service fees through the Bureau’s Administrative Remedy Program (see 28 CFR part 542).
Over-the-Counter Medications (OTCs)
For those inmates who report to health services with symptoms of minor medical ailments and cosmetic or general hygiene issues they will be referred to the institution commissary with a Commissary Shopping List stating which medications they may purchase for general complaints.
If injured while performing an assigned duty, and the inmate expects to be impaired to some degree, he may submit a claim for compensation. A medical evaluation must be included in the claim before any compensation can be considered.
Primary Care Provider Teams
The PCPT Team is a group of health care providers and support staff whose function is to provide direct patient care which support and enhance the day to day operations of the sick-call process, and chronic care clinics.
The Health Services Department at FCI/FPC Beckley is comprised of two different locations. This department is responsible for providing direct patient care to approximately 1800 inmates at the FCI and approximately 400 inmates at the Satellite Camp.
Inmates will be classified based on the last two numbers of their first five digits. Example inmate # 12345-678 would be for PA2.