HOURS OF OPERATION
The Health Services Department is located behind the Institution Laundry.
ON-SITE MEDICAL COVERAGE
Week Days 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sick call sign-up
6:30 – 7:00 a.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. 11:00 – 11:30a.m. 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
HEALTH SERVICES STAFF
Each inmate, upon arrival, will be assigned a Primary Care Provider, who will be responsible for their medical care throughout their stay at FCI Safford.
Health Care FEE
SICK CALL (Medical and Dental)
For those inmates whose custody status precludes attendance at regular sick call, Health Services Staff shall provide sick call services seven days a week.
Inmates who attend sick call will be triaged and then given an appointment for the scheduled return visit to the Health Services Unit if indicated. The inmate will present this appointment time to his housing officer or detail supervisor to validate the need for returning to the Health Services Unit.
Individuals who become sick or injured after routine sick call, on weekends, holidays, or evenings should request that their unit officer or work supervisor call the Health Services Department for an appointment or the Operations Lieutenant if no Health Service Staff are available. DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE MEDICAL STAFF.
ROUTINE DENTAL TREATMENT
A. Medical idle/quarters – The patient is required to stay in his cubicle, leaving the area only for meals, bathroom, required pill lines, count, and scheduled religious services. ALL OTHER AREAS AND ACTIVITIES ARE RESTRICTED. ABSOLUTELY NO RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY IS ALLOWED.
B. Medical convalescence – The patient is not required to work, but must remain in the dormitory during NORMAL working hours, except for medications, meals, and scheduled religious services. Recovery period for operation or injury not to exceed 14 (fourteen) days. ABSOLUTELY NO RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY, unless specified by the clinician.
C. No duty – This is a recovery period for an operation or injury not to exceed 30 (thirty) days. Full institution privileges are allowed. Recreational activity may or may not be allowed.
D. Restricted duty – Inmate is restricted from certain types of work or work areas due to medical limitations. Restrictions will be specific. When placed on restricted duty, the Medical Staff will provide copies of the status report to the work detail, unit staff, and the control center.
E. When placed on lower bunk, an automatic athletic restriction will occur.
During institution triage/sick call, medical staff will refer inmates to the commissary in response to complaint related to cosmetic and general hygiene issues or minor medical ailments. Inmates without funds can obtain an OTC (over-the-counter) request through referrals by the health care provider. However, most OTC’s must be purchased at the Commissary.
IMMUNIZATIONS: The Bureau of Prisons follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for immunization schedules and doses. The Preventative Health Care Program Statement outlines all immunization recommendations for inmates. Health Services Staff shall maintain the immunization record in each individual health record. Upon request, the Medical Department may provide inmates with records of the immunizations which they received during their commitment for their use following release. The hepatitis vaccine is offered to all inmates who work in high-risk identified areas.