HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Sick Call Procedures
Monday thru Friday (Except Wednesdays) 6:45 am to 7:15 am Wednesdays – Administrative tasks/A&O Physical evaluations only
Special Housing Unit
Emergency care is available 24 hours/7 days a week (you must notify the Detail or Unit Officer)
You may request to speak with the Assistant Health Systems Administrator personally by obtaining an appointmentthrough Sick Call. You may also send a Inmate Requestto Staff Member form to the AHSA for his response.
You may request an appointment with the physician. Your request will be honored if the phYSician feels its necessary and as his schedule allows or you will be given an appointment for future date.
Prevention Periodic Visits
- every 3 years if you are under 50 years old (with exception of annual PPD testing, annual influenza vaccinations for certain inmates, and annual audiograms for inmates at occupational risk).
- Annually for inmates 50 years of age and older.
Controlled Medications Pill Lines
Pill Line Times
Idle and Convalescence
Medical I Dental Evaluations:
Within the first 14 days of your admission into FCI Florence, you will receive a complete medical evaluation. Please watch the call-out sheet posted in the unit for your medical appointment. The following medical procedures will be covered in the medical evaluation, if indicated:
Physical Examination Blood Testing
Vision Screen Urinalysis Dental Examination
Audiology test (if indicated) Stool Blood Screening (for age 50+) Electrocardiogram (for age 50+) Immunizations (ifindicated) Chest X-Ray (if indicated)
You may also request an HIV test by using the sick call routine. Occasionally, the medical staff may determinethatanHIVtestisclinicallyindicatedandyouwillbeaskedtoallowustotestyou. Ifyou refuse testing, you will be required to sign a refusal form. Results from this test will be discussed with you by the provider, you may not obtain copies of this test while you are incarcerated.
Due to your enclosed housing conditions, it is imperative that you observe strict UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS when handling any body fluids (hand washing, hygiene, etc.). While you are in our facility, you are prohibited from getting a tattoo or engaging in body piercing. You are discouraged from using any personal items oftoiletry, (such as: combs, razors, tooth brushes, toilet paper, etc.), other than the ones issued to you.
Other Medical Services
Reading glasses are available for purchase in the commissary. The Medical Records staff have sample reading glasses for you to try on to help you determine the proper strength. You may report to Health Services during sick call hours to try on the reading glasses.
Contact lenses are not allowed in this institution unless they are “medically necessary,” as determined by the consultant Optometrist and staff physician.
If you arrive at this institution with contact lenses, you must first be medically evaluated to determine if the lenses are medically necessary. If they are not determined “medically necessary,” you will be scheduled for an examination for eyeglasses. Once the eyeglasses are received, you will be directed to send your contact lenses home. Contact lenses solutions may be made available for purchase in the commissary.