Medical offices have a tight ship to run and that’s even truer when their office is located within a prison. There are certain rules that each inmate has to follow in order to see a doctor or dentist. A form called an Inmate Request to Staff Member also known as a cop-out form must be filled out before seeing anyone for medical services.
When the office receives and confirms an inmates appointment, the staff receives the schedule and works accordingly. All inmates coming in don’t have to knock on the door for that reason. However, they must be properly dressed, following all dress code rules for medical visits. Although the offices are closed on certain days, emergency services are available.
The following memo is about the times and some of the procedures provided at from the Prison Health Service Department. This memo may have been meant for the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) because as I remember the nurse was only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also, the pill line was twice a day: in the afternoon and before 6 pm daily.