Sick Call Procedures
Appointments for treatment will be given between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. The medical provider will be on-site seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10:30 on Monday thru Thursday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday thru Sunday and holidays. Inmates requiring emergency care will be trailed by the medical staff as necessary. The Mid-Level Practitioner will be on emergency call back in case of medical emergency during morning shift. The on-call Staff Physician is to be contacted by Mid-Level Practitioner for consultation on any medical emergency.
DENTAL SICK CALL
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) MEDICATIONS
Pill Line Times
INSULIN AND PILL LINE TIMES:
6:05 am to 6:15 am (INSULIN ONLY)
After documented 4:00 pm count (INSULIN ONLY)
(Monday thru Friday)
7:00 am to 7:20 am
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
8:00 pm to 8:20 pm
(Weekends and Holidays)
8:00 am to 8:20 am
11:30 am to 12:00 noon
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS (2-YEAR RECHECK)
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS (OVER 50)
examination, you should complete a request, and send it to the Medical Records Department. Your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will be seen as soon as scheduling permits.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS (RELEASE)
All inmates who are to be released or are going on furlough are required by Bureau policy to have an HIV test within one year of the date of departure.
Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Optometry, Infectious Disease, Podiatry, Urology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Pulmonary.
If you believe you need to see one of these specialists, you must be seen by your Unit Physician. If there is a clinical indication, your case will be referred to the consultant. Consultant will provide our
staff Physician with recommendations related to your medical condition. The final decision to act on these recommendations rests with the Utilization Review Committee based on categories of care criteria provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Any questions related to these recommendations should be addressed to the Clinical Director.
REFUSAL OF MEDICAL TREATMENT
treatment, this will be documented. You will be asked to sign a REFUSAL OF TREATMENT FORM which will explain the possible consequences and complications of such. If you refuse to sign this
form, staff members will sign this form attesting to your refusal to sign. You have the right to be counseled regarding the possible ill effects that may occur as result of your refusal.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES AND “DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS”
Inmates may direct, in advance, to withhold or withdraw certain medical treatments when recovery or cure is not possible.
Inmates may appoint, in advance proxy decision makers who will make critical heath care decisions for them should they become incapacitated and unable to make such decisions for themselves. The Bureau’s withholding or withdrawal of resuscitative or life-support services pursuant to an Advance Directive or DNR order, is consistent with sound medical practice and is not associated with assisting suicide, voluntary euthanasia, or expediting the inmate’s death.
The patient’s right to refuse medical treatment is not absolute and, in all cases, will be weighed against legitimate governmental interests, including the security and orderly operation of correctional
INMATE COPAYMENT PROGRAM
You must pay a fee of $2.00 for health care services, if you receive health care services in connection with a health care visit that you requested, except for services described in section A. 28
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 A., you will be charged a $2.00 copay fee for that visit.
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.
A. 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.
B. Indigence: 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.
C. Complaints: You may seek review of issues related to health service fees through the Bureau‟s Administrative Remedy Program (see 28 CFR part 542).