MDC Brooklyn Medical Care

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Pre-Trial and Holdover inmates will only have dental emergencies treated. If you have a dental emergency, sign up for sick call on the unit sick call list.


Pursuant to the Federal Prisoner Health Care Copayment Act (FHCCA) of 2000 (P.L. 106294, 18 U.S.C. § 4048), The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides notice of the Inmate Copayment Program for health care, effective October 3, 2005.

You must pay a fee of $2.00 for health care services, charged to your Inmate Commissary Account, per health care visit, if you receive health care services in connection with a health care visit that you requested. These requested appointments include Sick Call and after-hours requests to see a health care provider.

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.

If you are considered indigent, you will not have the fee deducted from your Inmate Commissary Account.


There is a program established allowing inmates improved access to Overthe-Counter (OTC) Medications by making them available for sale in the commissary and improve the allocation of medical resources so that inmates’ medical needs will continue to be met. Inmates will have access to Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications in the institution commissary. Inmates will use personal resources to obtain OTC medications that are indicated for cosmetic and general hygiene issues or symptoms of minor medical ailments.

During institution triage/sick call, medical staff will refer inmates to the commissary in response to complaints related to cosmetic and general hygiene issues or symptoms of minor medical ailments.


Inmates must fill out sick call sheets for medical issues and drop them in the sick call box on each unit. The sick call sheets will be picked up in the morning by a Physician Assistant (PA) Monday thru Friday. After review of the sick call sheet, the inmate will be scheduled for an appointment.


If you require medical or dental services after regular sick call hours or on weekends and holidays, you must have the unit officer or your work detail supervisor contact health services. Your request will be honored if the physician feels its necessary and as the schedule allows.


Request for prescriptions will be done by turning in empty medication containers during noon pill-line (11:30 – 12:30 hours). Distribution of refill prescriptions will be at evening pill-line. Any prescription that is necessary due to a medical appointment will be filled and dispensed to you. When requesting a prescription refill, it is mandatory that you turn in the labeled medication container for use by the pharmacist.


DAILY Medication will be delivered on the units during the following times:
5:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Medication cannot be issued to inmates at “pill line” without them presenting their institution identification cards.


While in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you have the right to receive health care in a manner that recognizes your basic human rights. And you also accept the responsibility to cooperate with your health care plans and respect the basic human rights of your health care providers.
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