The telephone line was installed for outside individuals to share any medical information or concerns they have regarding an inmate.
Medical personnel will check the answering machine daily and respond back to the caller.
Medical personnel can no longer answer calls made to other telephone lines in medical.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which is the national patient privacy act, prevents medical personnel from providing medical information to anyone without the written consent of the inmate.
Health care services are provided through a contracted health care group. While incarcerated in the St. Lucie County Jail all inmates have the right to medical care and will not be refused because of insufficient funds. Intake screenings, medical histories/physicals, chronic illnesses, mental health services, referred illnesses, follow-up care and medical emergencies are provided free of charge.