FCI Englewood Medical Care

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The Health Services Department conducted an intake screening examination when you arrived at this institution. Within 14 days you will be given a complete physical examination if you have not had one at another Bureau of Prisons facility. You may request an exit physical examination by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member Form no earlier than 60 days and no later than 30 days prior to release. If you are under 50 years old, you may request a physical every 2 years. If over 50, you are eligible yearly.

Routine sick call screening, including dental problems, will be held in the Health Services Department between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30a.m. weekdays (except for Wednesdays), with your ID card. Each inmate requesting an appointment will be issued an appointment slip. You must obtain a pass from your detail supervisor to report for your appointment. Emergency treatment is conducted on an as needed basis. Inmates will be charged a $2.00 co-pay for medical care initiated at their request, such as sick call or after hour requests to be seen that are deemed by the clinician to be non-emergency. No inmate will be denied care for lack of funds; however, the charge will be electronically attached to their commissary account and exists as a debit until they get funds. At that time the money is transferred to pay their just debt.

Patient’s Rights and Privacy

The patients of this facility have the following rights and the utmost will be done to protect these rights:

(a) No person shall be denied impartial access to treatment or accommodations that are available and medically indicated, on the basis of such considerations as race, color, creed, or national origin.

(b) Every individual who enters this hospital for care retains the rights to privacy and these rights shall be protected,in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1994 and the Freedom of Information Act

(c) The individual’s dignity is reflected in the respect accorded by others to his need to maintain the privacy of his body. To the extent possible, given the inescapable exposure entailed in the provision of needed care, the patient shall be aided in maintaining this privacy.

(d) The patient has a right of confidentiality of his disclosures and shall be afforded the opportunity to communicate with the physician in confidence. However, institutional staff may have access to the medical record on a need-to-know basis.

(e) The patient has the right to communicate with those responsible for his care to receive from them adequate information concerning the nature and extent of his medical problems, the planned course of treatment, and the prognosis. In addition, he has a right to expect adequate instruction in selfcare in the interim between visits to the hospital.

(f) In the case of language or cultural differences, all care will be taken to see that communication between the patient
and those responsible for his care is adequate.
(g) The inmate has the right to refuse being seen by a student or trainee.
(h) The inmate has a right not to be used for medical, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic experiments.
(i) The inmate has a right to have pain issues addressed by appropriate, indicated methods.

Inmate Responsibilities

All inmates must assume the following responsibilities when requesting medical care ofevaluation:
(a) Provide a chief complaint.
(b) Provide an accurate ana complete history of bast an present illness, including degree of pain.
(c) Provide an accurate and complete history of hospitalization.
(d) Provide an accurate and complete medication history.
(e) To report at scheduled time for appointment and wait patiently to be seen.
(f) To follow treatment plans as prescribed unless they sign a refusal of treatment.
(g) Be sure they fully understand consequences prior to refusing treatment.
(h) Follow all institution rules and regulations about patient care and conduct.
(i) Consider the rights and privacy of other patients and
staff. Ul Respect other’s property.
(k) Conduct self in a respectful manner.
(I) Inform the Health Services staff of any adverse reaction to medical care

Medical Appointments

The majority of medical appointments appear on the Daily Call-Out Sheet. It is the inmate’s responsibility to check the call-out each day to see if they are scheduled for any such appointment. Failure to appear for scheduled appointments may adversely affect the continuity of care you are to receive and could result in disciplinary action.

Pharmacy/Pill Line Procedures: Pill line times are as follows:
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
You must present your ID card to be served by the pharmacy. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are not provided. You may
purchase OTC medications from the commissary. All prescriptions must be picked up from the pharmacy within 3 days of the prescription being ordered.


Emergencies should be brought to the attention the attention of the nearest staff member immediately. Emergencies are defined as life threatening events such as chest pain. severe bleeding. etc. All non-emergencies must be handled through sick call.

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