FCI Forrest City Medium Medical Care

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HEALTH SERVICES



All A&O Inmates: All new commitments and transfers with no documented physical on their medical record will be scheduled for a physical within 14 days of their arrival. The physical includes examination by a provider and any clinically indicated tests.

Sick Call Sign-up



FCC Sick Call Sign-Up: Sick call will be scheduled daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Please be prepared to present your COMMISSARY CARD and give your name, number, assigned detail and chief complaint. All inmates will receive an appointment slip to advise your detail and unit officers.

I. Emergency sick call will be provided during duty and non duty hours. You must report all emergencies to your detail and/or unit officer.

2. Emergency Dental services are available by using the same procedures as emergency sick call. DENTAL SICK CALL IS ON AN APPOINTMENT BASIS. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT BETWEEN 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. AT SICK CALL SIGN UP. For routine dental appointments including cleaning, you must submit a “Cop-Out.”

FCC Sick Call for Medical & Dental:

Inmates should submit a Sick Call Request and Medication Refill Form to Health Services stating their medical/dental complaint. Those forms should be brought to Health Services between 7:00 a.m. thm 7:30 a.m. and given to a health care provider at the time of sick call Monday thm Thursday. A medical provider will review the form to determine if a sick call appointment is necessary. Those inmates requiring an appointment will be placed on call out based on Triage.

Guidelines established by the Clinical Director.

Sick Call Request and Medication Refill forms sent through the institution mail will delay your medical/dental request.

Emergencies for Medical & Dental



Services for both medical & dental emergencies will be
provided during duty and non duty hours. You must report all
emergencies to your detail and/or unit officer.

Physician Visits



Physician Visits: The physician will see inmates from a
medical staffmember referral or upon your request from a
Sick Call Request and Medication Refill Form The physician
is available for medical staff consultation on an as needed
basis.

• Specialty Clinics will be provided to those
inmates identified with various chronic
medical conditions as hypertension,
diabetes, etc. You will be placed in a
specialty clinic conducted by the Physician
and followed up every 90-180 days, based
on how well your condition is controlled.

Pill Line



Pill Line: Controlled and Restricted medication and
medication picks up will be ordinarily dispensed at the
pharmacy window as follows:

Low Pill Line Procedures:

Weekdays
7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Medium Pill Line Procedures:

Weekdays
6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays
8:30 am to 8:45 am
7:30 pm to Completion

Inmates on the pill line will report to the Health Services Unit
Phannacy window, and present their ID card to the medical
staff conducting the pill line. Mouth checks to verify
swallowing of the medications are mandatory and will be
strictly enforced.

During weekdays, inmates returning medication bottles for
refills will report to the Health Services Unit Pharmacy drop
box during open movement.

Medications ready for pick-up will be available during
weekdays only at the 8:00 a.rn., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and
2:00 p.m. open movements. There will be no medications
pickup at any other time unless related to an emergency_
“Drug Store Items” may be purchased in the Conunissary.
There is no “Drug Store Line” at the Phannacy window.
“Drug Store Items” may be prescribed by the Physician’s
Assistant in very limited quantities.

Low Insulin Line Procedures

Weekdays
6:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays
9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

At the morning and evenmg insulin lines, inmates will report
to the Phannacy window in the Health Services Unit, at the
designated time to receive their insulin.

Inmates on the insulin line, will report to the Health Services
Unit, and present their ID card to the Medical staff
conducting the insulin line.

Medium Insulin Line Procedures
Weekdays
6:15 a.m. to Completion
4:30 p.m. to Completion
Weekends and Holidays
8: 15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
4: 30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Inmates on pill line will report to the Health Services Unit
Phannacy window, and present their ID card to the medical
staff conducting the pill line. Mouth checks to verify
swallowing of the medications are mandatory and will be
strictly enforced.

During weekdays, inmates returning medication bottles for
refills, will report to the Health Services Unit Phannacy
window during either pill line. Medical staff conducting the
pill line must receive the medication bottle(s) from the inmate
whose name is on the bottle(s). Medications pickups will be
conducted at either pill line and during the 9:00 a.m.,
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. open movements.

Contract Services



Contract Services: Contract services are provided in-house
and in the community. All emergencies, requiring additional
medical services will be transported to the local hospital.
Physicals: All inmates with no documented physical, or out of
BOP custody for more than 30 days, will be scheduled for a
physical examination within 14 days of arrival. The physical
will include an examination by a mid level provider, dental
examination by the dental staff, and any medically indicted
laboratory teats and x-rays.

Periodic Examinations



Risk based preventive health care examinations, (e.g. cancer
screenings) are available for the inmate population. Periodic
Preventive care visits will be available every three years for
sentenced inmates under 50, and every year for 50 years and
older, up on written request from the inmate.

Pre-release Physical Examinations



If the inmate did not receive a physical examination within
one year prior to his expected release date, pre-release
physical examinations will be conducted within two months
prior to release, if requested by the inmate via “cop-out”.

Special Care Items



Special Care Items: Institutional eye glasses will be
provided at government expense following the optometrist
evaluation. Inmates who wish to have eye glasses mailed
from an outside source, must have the Health Services
Administrator’s approval. The inmate will send the Assistant
Health Services Administrator a “Cop-Out,” requesting to
complete a “Special Package Authorization” form. Eyeglasses
will not be mailed from home. Tennis shoes will
NOT be authorized from an outside source. All tennis shoes
will be purchased by the inmate from the commissary.

Medical shoes will be authorized by the Clinical Director and
purchased by the Health Services Administrator.
Staff Availability: The Health Administrator and Assistant
Health Services Administrator are available during mainline to
address inmate’s concerns.


Health Promotion and Disease Prevention



As you patiently wait for you appointment in Health Services,
patient education videos are available for viewing.

Advance Directives

You may request a “Living Will” be placed in your Health Record. Living Wills can be assimilated at the inmate’s expense and will be honored at the Federal Medical Center and/or at the Conununity Hospital.
You have unimpeded access to medical care. All complaints will be accepted by the Health Services Administrator, Associate Warden and the Warden.
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