Emergency Medical Treatment
Medical coverage on evenings, weekends, and federal holidays is for the treatment of acute medical problems only. Medical staff at this institution are available twenty-four (24) hours a day and seven days a week.
Medications· Pill Line
Routine non-prescription medications are sold in the commissary. Other drugs may be issued only on a dose by dose basis and must be taken at the pharmacy window in full view of the person issuing the drug. Inmates receiving medication in this manner will be issued a special permit slip with the appropriate times circled.
Any medication which is issued will have an expiration date. If medication also has a refill listed on it, it must be retumed for refill before the expiration date. Once a medication has expired, it can only be renewed by making a sick call appointment.
Medication bottles having a refill may be dropped off at the first moming pill line, Monday through Thursday, and picked up at the 5:45 pm pill line. Expired medication must be returned to the pharmacy, and may not be kept after it has expired.
General Medical Information
All new inmates in the Bureau of Prisons will receive a complete physical and dental examination (including immunizations and laboratory tests) as part of the admission and orientation process. Transfers from other Bureau facilities may not require the entire examination. The medical files of these individuals will be reviewed and only those evaluations which were not done at another facility will be done. From this point on, all inmates are eligible for a complete physical yearly i f over age 50 and every two years i f under age 50. Each inmate is also eligible for a release physical approximately 2 months prior to release i f it has been one year since the last physical. Follow-up physicals are requested by addressing a “cop out” to Health Services staff. Check the institution call-outs for date and time. The physical will be scheduled by using the call out system.
Information on AIDS will be provided to you by Health Service Staff during your admission and orientation period. Additional educational and update sessions on this subject will be made available throughout an inmate’s incarceration.
To obtain routine dental treatment, such as permanent fillings, dentures, cleanings, etc., you must submit a cop-out. All appointments, except those made through sick call, will be scheduled on the institution call out. Failure to keep appointments may result in disciplinary action. During the medical admission and orientation lecture, each inmate will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive additional information.
If an inmate is injured while performing an assigned work detail, he must immediately report the injury to his detail supervisor. The supervisor will have the inmate report to Health Services for treatment. If, after treatment, the inmate is placed on medical idle for a period of three (3) days of more, an accident report shall be completed. The injured inmate and the detail supervisor will complete a form BP-140. “Injury Report Inmate” as soon as possible after the accident. A copy of this report will be submitted to the Safety department. A copy of Title 28, Part 301, “Inmate Accident Compensation” procedures will be provided to the inmate by the Safety department upon request.
All human blood and certain other body fluids could transmit Hepatitis B (HBV).Hepatitis C (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). which causes AIDS.
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV): Hepatitis means “inflammation of the liver”. HBV is transmitted through blood and sexual contacts. HBVcan damage your liver and lead to cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Health care workers are at an increased risk for HBV.
There is a vaccine for HBV.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): HCV is a serious liver disease and causes more cases of chronic liver disease than HBV. There is no vaccine for HCV. Protect yourself. HCV is found in blood and other body fluids and is spread mainly through infected blood. People at risk are those who: share needles for drug use, tattooing, & body-piercing. have had a blood transfusion before 1992, are exposed to blood on the job, or have had sex with someone with HCV.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): HIV attacks the body’s immune system, causing the disease known as AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Currently there is no vaccine to prevent infection. A person infected with HIV:
• may carry the virus without developing symptoms for several years
• will eventually develop AIDS
• may suffer from flu-like symptoms including fever, diarrhea, and fatigue
• may develop AIDS-related illnesses including neurological problems, cancer, and other opportunistic infections.