San Juan County Jail
San Juan County Jail Inmate Handbook Table of Contents
Last updated: June, 2010
|2. EXPECTED BEHAVIOR|
|3. FACILITY EMERGENCIES|
|4. TOBACCO USE|
|5. TELEPHONE ACCESS|
|7. MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER POLICY|
|9. COPIES and COMPUTER PRINTOUTS|
|10. INMATE LEGAL ACCESS|
|12. HEALTH SERVICES|
|13. FOOD SERVICES|
|14. PERSONAL PROPERTY|
|15. INCOMING FUNDS|
|19. HOUSING UNIT PROCEDURE|
|20. PERSONAL HYGIENE|
|21. GRIEVANCE SYSTEM|
|22. DISCIPLINARY ACTION|
|23. GOOD TIME|
|24. PRISONER WORK RELEASE|
|26. PROPERTY MATRIX|
|ADDENDUM: Co-Pay Policy|
|ADDENDUM: UDC/Dr. Richard Garden-Medical Rental Fee|
|ADDENDUM: UDC/Dr. Richard Garden-Medical Co-Pay Charges for Outside Care|
The philosophy of the San Juan County Jail is:
While you are here you will be treated fairly. All rules, schedules, and routines will be posted or explained to you. If you have questions, direct them to the Officer on duty. Some of the rules may seem strict but they are for your safety and the safety of others. You will be housed and given privileges and access to programs according to your positive or negative behavior. This inmate handbook is not all-inclusive and other rules and regulations may apply as per policies of the San Juan County Jail. Clarification or more detailed guidelines on jail policy can be obtained through the inmate request system.
The San Juan County Jail provides:
2. EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
Privileges and policies at the San Juan County Jail may be different and sometimes more restrictive than at the Utah State Prison or other county jails. You are required to abide by these policies. You are expected to follow ALL rules while you are here. If you disobey rules, you will be disciplined. These rules include, but are not limited to:
3. FACILITY EMERGENCIES
In the event of a fire or facility emergency, your responsibility is to remain quiet, calm, and to follow the instructions of the officer in your area.Return to Table of Contents
4. TOBACCO USE
The San Juan County Jail is a tobacco free facility. It is a criminal violation to bring any tobacco products into the jail. Lighters and matches are also prohibited items. NO SMOKING or TOBACCO of any kind will be tolerated.Return to Table of Contents
5. TELEPHONE ACCESS
Telephone use is a privilege and shall not interfere with inmates’ work, programming, or operation of the facility. Telephones are available in all housing units. All calls must be collect or by a commissary purchased calling card.
Calling cards are non transferable from inmate to inmate. All personal conversations may be monitored and/or recorded. The phones will be disconnected if three-way; conference or call waiting interference is detected.
Threatening, harassing, or abusive phone calls will be terminated.
Attorney phone calls may be placed by submitting an inmate request form with name, number, and time call is to be placed. Calls made to attorney are collect.
You may use the telephone during open dayroom hours. You cannot receive incoming calls. Abuse of the phone, phone privileges, or calling cards may result in disciplinary action. Phone call instructions are posted in all housing units.Return to Table of Contents
Mail is picked up and delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays. All incoming and outgoing mail must go through the U.S. Postal System. All incoming and outgoing mail will be screened, therefore, make no assumption of privacy in using the mail system. Mail may be copied with reasonable cause. Mail shall not be censored.
Incoming legal mail may only be opened in your presence. Incoming and outgoing legal mail must be clearly marked “LEGAL MAIL” or “PRIVELEDGED” and have a specific and verifiable address for the individual, firm, or agency claiming legal status. Legal mail includes letters to or from attorneys, courts, Department of Corrections, Adult Probation and Parole, law enforcement agencies, and legal aid agencies.
The following return address is required in full on all outgoing mail and for incoming mail:
|Your return mailing address is:||Your incoming mailing address is:|
|Inmate: Your Name||Inmate: Your Name|
|San Juan County Jail||San Juan County Jail|
|P.O. Box 788||P.O. Box 788|
|Monticello, Utah 84535||Monticello, Utah 84535|
Writing materials may be purchased from the Commissary. If you have no money to purchase writing materials, they will be provided to you after your written request is processed through indigent commissary operations.
The jail may, with cause, refuse to accept mail or mailed items. If one item is denied, all items and/or contents of the letter may be returned to the sender at the administration’s discretion. If the jail rejects a letter addressed to you, you will receive a Notification of Denial. Appeals must be filed within three days. Appeals should be addressed to Jail Administration on an inmate request form. Any exception to the normal mail procedure shall be documented and approved by the jail administrator or jail commander.
Reasons mail may be denied include, but are not limited to the following:
7. MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER POLICY
You can only receive a magazine or newspaper when the previous issue is returned to the floor/mail officer.
ALL magazines/newspapers must come directly from the publisher prepaid by the inmate. No gift subscriptions or trial offers.
Magazines/ newspapers are subject to the mail policy. Inmates will be limited to a total of 4 magazine/newspaper subscriptions.
Inmates can send old issues home at their own expense. Magazines will not be stored by the facility for more than 30 days.
It is the inmate’s responsibility to forward all magazines otherwise the magazines may be discarded.Return to Table of Contents
A commissary list is available for the purchase of items not provided by the jail. A limited amount may be purchased on each order. You must have enough money on your account to cover your order prior to placing the order. Do not submit an order while waiting for a deposit to be made.
Order forms are available on Saturday evening. Completed orders must be turned in by lockdown on Sunday. Late orders will not be accepted. If you make a mistake on your order, you cannot make an exchange. If the cost of your order is more than the money available on your account, only a part of your order will be filled.
Inmates are to examine the commissary order and verify any shortages with the officer prior to opening the bag. And/or leaving the booking area.
Inmates are responsible to have any non-food/non-hygiene items engraved or marked prior to leaving booking.
You are considered indigent if you have no money on your account at the time of booking, or thirty days after the date you continuously have $2 or less on your account.
The cost of all indigent items will be deducted from your account at the time they are supplied to you. This means that your account can have a negative balance. Money due will be deducted from your incoming funds.
Indigent Commissary consists of:
|Toothbrush||1 per month||Soap||1 per week|
|Pen or Pencil||1 per month||Paper||5 sheets per week|
|Comb||1 per month||Razor||2 per week|
|Toothpaste||1 per week||Envelopes||2 per week (4 maximum in possession)|
|Shampoo||1 per week|
You must keep the receipt for your commissary. Sharing and/or storing commissary for another person is prohibited. Commissary which you do not have a receipt for may be confiscated.Return to Table of Contents
9. COPIES and COMPUTER PRINTOUTS
A reasonable fee will be charged for printouts of accounts and/or duplication of records. Be aware that most jail records are protected under Utah Law and cannot be copied or given to you. Current fees for records or photocopies you request are $.25 per page. Copies and/or computer printouts will not be provided if you do not have funds available. This fee is applicable to legal copies.Return to Table of Contents
10. INMATE LEGAL ACCESS
Attorney or court requests shall be made on an inmate request form marked Attorney/Legal and placed in the inmate mailbox.
Legal services for state housed inmates will be provided by a contracted legal firm. The address and phone number of the contracting legal firm is available upon request.
The contracting firm visits the facility every 4-6 weeks depending on the number of requests. Legal services for county inmates will be court appointed for those eligible or privately contracted for those with sufficient income /assets.
Legal access can also be accomplished by writing or calling the particular legal firm.
Legal copies will be made at the cost of .25 cents per page.Return to Table of Contents
You may receive visits after you have been fully processed into the jail and are housed in general population.
|Visiting hours County inmates:||Visiting hours for State Inmates|
|Tuesday||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Tuesday||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Thursday||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m.–12:00 Noon||Saturday||1:00–4:00 p.m.|
Visits may be limited to 15 minutes. Visiting hours, along with other visitor information, are posted in the public lobby. You MAY NOT receive visits if you are on cell lock down for disciplinary reasons, or administrative lock down.
12. HEALTH SERVICES
The jail provides licensed medical personnel to provide routine and emergency services. To obtain medical care, use the inmate request form. The request should include your name, housing unit and a brief description of the problem. When the form is completed, place it in the mailbox. These requests will be reviewed daily by medical staff. The medical staff will schedule your examination and treatment according to the urgency of the problem.
Emergency health problems should be reported immediately to an officer.
The jail provides emergency dental care using local providers. To obtain emergency dental care, use the inmate request form. The form should include your name, housing unit and a brief description of the problem. When the form is complete, place it in the mailbox. Neither the dental provider nor the transport deputies can schedule the necessary time without a description of the problem.
Medications: If you had prescription medications before you were incarcerated and did not notify the booking officer at the time of booking, please do so now.
Medication Pass (pill line): Inmates needing meds dispensed will come to booking or other designated place to receive their medication.
Possession of Medications: Medications possessed by inmates will be dispensed at the time of arrival.
Refills of possession Meds: Request medications 3 days prior to running out by submitting regular inmate request.
Medical Co-Pay: Co-pay may be required on all medical, optometry, mental health, and dental services. No inmate will be refused emergency medical care because of inability to pay. Co-pays are listed at the end of the handbook.Return to Table of Contents
13. FOOD SERVICES
San Juan County Jail Food Services prepares three meals daily. The approximate meal schedule is:
|Breakfast||7:15-8:00 a.m.||Lunch||12:00-1:00 p.m.||Dinner||4:30-5:30 p.m.|
Meals will be served by an inmate worker under the direction of the Officer on duty. Sharing or trading food items is prohibited. Saving or storing non-commissary food items is prohibited.
All inmates will be expected to retrieve their individual meal tray from the inmate server at the time of service. Inmates will only be allowed to pick up their own tray.
Work release meals: We will not save dinner meals for workers who are not back from work release prior to 5:30 p.m.Return to Table of Contents
14. PERSONAL PROPERTY
It is the policy of the San Juan County Jail that:
Any property left at the jail for more than 30 days from the date of your release will be donated to charity or destroyed at the discretion of jail staff.
Releasing property: Personal property, including money, may be released to another person who is not in custody. You will be required to sign a property release form authorizing the release of property.
Receiving property: Personal clothing may be brought to the jail lobby if you have a jury trial. This will be placed in your property locker until your court appearance.
If you are on the work release program, work clothing and boots may be brought to the jail.
State inmates being transported: The following property list will be adhered to for transports to or from a county jail under the authority of the Inmate Placement Program. Inmates may bring/take the following items:
No other property will be transported with or shipped to the inmate. No exceptions. This property list is adhered to by all county jails and the Department of Corrections. Excess property must be shipped out to family or friends within thirty days. Property remaining at the San Juan County Jail will be destroyed or donated 30 days from date of departure. No exceptions.Return to Table of Contents
15. INCOMING FUNDS
Money may be deposited on your jail account. Only United States currency will be accepted.
Checks from the following sources will be accepted for deposit into your account:
Transferring funds to other inmates: You may only transfer funds to another inmate if that inmate is your spouse, parent, or child. This must be requested and approved by using the Inmate Request Form. All inmates with money on their accounts may release any portion, or all of the funds, through the use of Facility Money Transfers.
The following restrictions apply to money releases:
You will be issued 2 blankets (3 blankets October through April), 2 sheets, 1 mattress cover, 1 mattress, 3 uniforms, 1 pair of slip on shoes, 1 wash cloth, 2 towels. County inmates will be issued 1 nylon net laundry bag. State inmates will be issued 2 nylon net laundry bags, and 1 property bag.
Inmate Placement Program or other contractually housed inmates may receive different clothing issue based on the policy and procedures of their contract agency.
You are responsible for the condition of all the items issued to you. You will be charged for damaged items and disciplinary action will be taken. If you are issued an item that is already damaged, report this immediately to the Officer on duty and undamaged items will be issued to you.
Laundry Exchange: Laundry exchanges will be done once a week. Issued mesh bags are for the laundering of clothing. These items are not removed from the bag during the laundry process. Bed sheets will be exchanged weekly. Blankets and mattress covers will be laundered monthly.
A variety of programs are available to all general population-housing areas. Inmates on disciplinary sanctions and administrative segregation are not eligible for programs until placed in general population.
All inmates are required to be fully dressed in UDC or Jail issue uniforms to attend programs.
No hats or stocking caps are allowed while attending programming.
Treatment/Education Programs: Treatment and education programs are available for qualified inmates. If you are interested in these programs, a written request will need to be placed in the mailbox.
Religious Services:The San Juan County Jail does not discriminate against recognized religious beliefs or practices. Various religious volunteers provide religious services to the jail.
Recreation:Outdoor recreation is available in the outdoor exercise courts as weather permits. State inmates will be allowed to play basketball and handball. Games involving physical contact will not be allowed. County inmates are restricted from using the balls. No food items are allowed in outside recreation.Return to Table of Contents
The inmate librarian will pick up library book checkout forms at least once a week. Check the schedule posted in your housing unit for your designated time. You can request books that are on the library booklist by filling out a library book checkout form. You are allowed no more than 5 total books, and 4 magazines, or newspapers in your possession at one time. You will be charged for damage or loss of library materials. Books may not be kept for more than 14 days.
College students may have the necessary books for their classes; the college facilitator and jail commander will authorize these. Only the approved books are allowed for an inmate to possess more than 5 books and the approved amount must be renewed at the beginning of each semester.Return to Table of Contents
19. HOUSING UNIT PROCEDURE
Your living area includes your assigned sleeping area and the common area of your housing unit. Housing unit rules include the following:
Headcounts: When a headcount is announced, it is your responsibility to return to your assigned cell immediately and shut the door. Talking to or distracting staff while doing head count will result in disciplinary action. Inmates are to stand at the end of their bunks, sit or lay on their assigned bunks until count is cleared.
2 Positive ID Headcounts will be performed each day, one at 7:45 a.m. and one at 10:45 p.m. You will be required to be up and dressed for the morning count, and stand in front of your cell door so that the officers can enter the block and visually identify you from just inside the block door. The evening count will be done at lockdown and you will not be required to be awake. You need to be aware that the officer may need to turn on the cell light or shine a flashlight in order to visually identify you and you need to make it as easy as possible for the officer to be able to see your face. (i.e. don’t cover your head or wear eye coverings to block out the light, etc...)
Inmate movement rules and regulations: Inmates are expected to dress in facility issue clothing during movement. This means prison whites or jail jumpsuit. Exercise clothing may be worn to the recreation yard. When you are moving to school, church, recreation, programming, medical, commissary pickup, or any other scheduled movement throughout the facility, you will not stop, loiter, visit, or pass any item. If you do, you will be ordered to return to your housing unit and disciplinary action may be taken. Recreation movement will be at the designated time for your housing unit, once you go back to your housing unit for any reason you cannot go back to recreation.
Contraband: Contraband is anything not issued by the jail, purchased from the commissary, or otherwise officially approved or any authorized or issued item that has been altered or is being used for other than its intended purpose. Possession of contraband will result in disciplinary action and may be cause for immediate reclassification into a more restrictive housing area. Criminal charges may be filed based on the nature of the contraband.
Security and Searches: There will be unannounced inspections and searches of your housing unit and assigned cell. This is for the safety and security of inmates, staff, and the facility. All contraband and unauthorized items found during a search will be removed. You are expected to cooperate fully with staff during searches. An inmate need not be present during a search of his/her cell and property.Return to Table of Contents
20. PERSONAL HYGIENE
Personal hygiene is important to your health and the health of others. You must keep yourself neat in appearance and maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene. This includes:
|Brushing your teeth||Washing and combing your hair|
|Showering at least three times each week or when directed by a Officer|
Basic hygiene items will be provided to you upon arrival. After the first distribution of these items, you will be expected to purchase them from commissary. If you are on indigent status, basic hygiene items will be provided and your account will be debited.
Haircuts: Haircut services will be provided every 8-12 weeks.
County Inmates will be required to pay for haircuts they receive.Return to Table of Contents
21. GRIEVANCE SYSTEM
You are expected to resolve conflicts and problems with the officer on duty before using the grievance form. Grievances must be filed on the standard grievance form on an individual basis. These are available upon request.
Level 1 grievance must be filed within 7 calendar days of a grievable incident or within seven days of when you became aware of an incident being grievable.
Inmates will not be subject to retaliation for use of the grievance system.
Disciplinary actions are not grievable. There is an appeal process available for challenging disciplinary actions
Clarification of the grievance process or more detailed guidelines can be obtained from any jail officer.Return to Table of Contents
22. DISCIPLINARY ACTION
The purpose of discipline is to correct negative behavior and teach rules, expectations, and appropriate ways of dealing with problems and emotions. At the discretion of the Officer, the Officer present will handle inmate behavior and rule violation issues informally. This process will begin as soon as the problem or potential problem is recognized. For the purpose of disciplinary actions, violations will fall within the following categories:
Actions taken for minor violations may be informal and immediate. Action taken for major violations will result in a formal disciplinary hearing. Criminal violations will be handled as major violations within the jail and will result in criminal charges as well.
Penalties for Minor violations may include one or a combination of the following:
Minor violations may include but are not limited to the following:
Appealing Minor Violations: You may informally appeal any action taken by submitting your appeal in writing to a supervisor. Following a review of the information, the supervisor will respond verbally or in writing. Appeals must be initiated within 7 days of action taken.
Major rule violations include but are not limited to the following:
Penalties for Major violations may include but are not limited to one or a combination of the following:
Major violations include but are not limited to the following:
Appealing a major disciplinary action: Appeals for major disciplinary violations will be directed to the IDHO. Appeals must be initiated within 10 working days and:
Criminal Violations are violations of state, federal, and local laws. Criminal violations are also considered major jail violations. Jail disciplinary action and criminal prosecution will be processed independently of each other, with neither action depending on nor limiting the other. Jail disciplinary action will not be influenced by whether or not criminal charges are filed. The verdict of criminal prosecution will have no influence on disciplinary action taken by the jail.
When an inmate violates the law, the jail will follow jail policy and actions for a major violation and refer the case for filing of criminal charges.Return to Table of Contents
23. GOOD TIME
Good time may be awarded to sentenced misdemeanor inmates at the discretion of jail staff in accordance with Utah code 76-3-403.
Good time may be awarded on certain felony convictions in accordance with statute and at the discretion of jail administration.Return to Table of Contents
24. PRISONER WORK RELEASE
Only sentenced inmates are eligible for work release or in house work positions.
Consideration for work opportunities will be based on jail/community needs, prisoner classification, risk assessment, qualifications and administration discretion.
All prisoners are expected to abide by all facility rules while outside the facility.Return to Table of Contents
You are expected to comply with the rules and regulations contained in this manual. You will be held responsible for any and all non-compliant actions and behaviors. Good behavior may result in better housing, increased opportunities for programs and work positions and the possibility of early release.Return to Table of Contents
26. PROPERTY MATRIX
San Juan County Jail Property Matrix
|A/C adapter||1||Property purchase only.|
|Address book||1||Must be able to shakedown. Only small type approved. No spiral.|
|Alarm Clock||1||Electric only. No radio. Property purchase only.|
|Audio Cassette Tapes||20 total||Pre-recorded commercially produced and sealed. Must have a cassette or CD player. Vendor purchase only. May store 10 in locker. No more than 20 total. Includes program and/or therapy tapes. Inmates may have 20 CDs in their possession if they are stored in a CD wallet. Inmates can only have 10 jewel cases in their possession. No Explicit Lyrics allowed.|
|Bar soap||2||Facility issue or commissary purchase only.|
|Ball cap||1||Property purchase only. No emblems or monograms.|
|Bathrobe||1||Inmate provided. Property purchase only. Not for dayroom wear. Must reach below mid thigh.|
|Books||5 in possession||May have 5 in locker for a total of 10. Includes library, personal, religious, self help, and school. No sexually explicit books.|
|Bowl with lid||1||Property purchase only.|
|Coat||1||Facility issue or property purchase only.|
|Conditioner||1||Property purchase only.|
|Cups||2||1 Facility issue and 1 property purchase only.|
|Deodorant||2||Property purchase only.|
|Ear plugs||3 pair||Commissary purchase only.|
|Envelopes||10||Not to exceed 10 in possession. Facility issue or property purchase only. Must have ID stamp.|
|Indigent envelopes||4||Must have ID stamp.|
|Fan||1||Property purchase only. 12” maximum size.|
|Fingernail clippers||1||Property purchase only.|
|Gloves||2 pair||Property purchase only. 1 recreation and 1 winter or work pair.|
|Gym trunks||2||Property purchase only. Grey only.|
|Hairbrush||1||No metal. Handle may not exceed 3 inches.|
|Headphones||1||Property purchase only.|
|Immersion heater||1||Property purchase only.|
|Jewelry||2 total||One wedding ring. One wristwatch. No other jewelry allowed.|
|Reading lamp||1||Property purchase only.|
|Laundry bag||2||Facility issue only|
|Legal material||1 in possession||Must be stored in clear legal pouch. Must be marked “legal material.” May have 2 stored in locker for a total of 3.Clearance required for more.|
|Letters, personal||10 in possession||20 more may be stored in locker for a total of 30.|
|Lotion||1||Property purchase only.|
|Magazines/ Newspaper||4 in possession||Publisher only rule. May store an additional 4 in locker totaling 8.|
|Mattress||1||Facility issue only.|
|Mattress cover||1||Facility issue only.|
|Pants||5 total||3 Facility issue. May have 2 personal. Property purchase only. Must be blue jeans|
|Pencil sharpener||1||Property purchase only.|
|Pillow||1||Property purchase only.|
|Pillow case||1||Property purchase only.|
|Pictures/Photos||25||No larger than 8”×10”. Must comply with mail standards. No sexually explicit or Polaroid. Cannot be placed on wall.|
|Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player/Combination Unit||1 Item only||No internal or external speakers. May not have recording capability. Headphones only. Property purchase only. Clear Walkman type|
|Razor||2||Facility issue or property purchase only.|
|Religious emblem||1||Inmate provided. Subject to administrative approval. Plastic only and under 2” in diameter.|
|Scissors||1||Property purchase only.|
|Sewing kit||1||Property purchase only.|
|Shampoo||1||Property purchase only.|
|Shaving cream||1||Property purchase only.|
|Sheets||2||Facility issue or property purchase only. Property purchase may be colored.|
|Shirts||3||Facility issue or property purchase only. No tank tops.|
|Shower thongs||1||Property purchase only.|
|Shoes||2 Pair||Facility issue or property purchase only.|
|Slippers||1 Pair||Property purchase only.|
|Socks||7 Pair||Facility issue or property purchase only.|
|Sweat pants/Jog suit||1 Pair||Property purchase only. Grey only.|
|Stocking cap||1||Crochet or Property purchase only.|
|T-shirts||7||Property purchase only. White only.|
|Toenail clipper||1||Property purchase only.|
|Thermal underwear||1 Pair||pair Property purchase only.|
|Toothbrush||1||Facility issue or Property purchase only.|
|Toothpaste||2||Facility issue or Property purchase only.|
|Towels||2||Facility issue or Property purchase only. Purchases color only|
|Tweezers||1||Property purchase only.|
|Underwear||7||Facility issue or Property purchase only. To be worn as Underwear only. Not as shorts or gym trunks.|
|Washcloths||2||Facility issue or Property purchase only. Purchase colored.|
|Writing Paper||2 tablets||Facility issue or Property purchase only.|
|Writing tools||2 pens and 2 pencils||Facility issue or Property purchase only.|
Property shall be stored in property bag provided by facility.
Property stored on light fixtures will be confiscated.
Any excess/nuisance property will be confiscated.
ADDENDUM - New Co-Pay Policy
New Co-Pay Policy/Charges Beginning July 1, 2009
Beginning July 1, 2009, offender healthcare co-pay charges will be assessed as explained below:
$5.00 co-pay for each doctor, physician assistant, optometrist, and dentist visit. This charge is also assessed if your are being seen for on-going healthcare problems – if you submit a request to be seen understand that there will be a charge for that visit. If the medical staff requests and schedules you to be seen, there will be no charge. However, when dental staff schedule necessary follow up visits you will be charged for each visit.
$2.00 co-pay dispensing fee per 30-day or less supply of medications – ALL MEDICATIONS are assessed the dispensing fee regardless if it’s for medical, mental health, dental, etc…
$1.00 co-pay for each Health Care Request submitted for medical, mental health, optical, dental, etc… (multiple requests submitted on one Health Care Request form will be billed as separate requests and charged $1 for each).
$0.00 co-pay for mental health therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist – there is no charge to see mental health staff.
10% of bills for all outside care provided. Your maximum co-pay for outside care will be $2,000.00 per fiscal year (July-June).
Outside care is anything done by non-UDC staff. This includes all appointments, surgeries, tests, x-rays, etc… done at UMC and/or Gunnison Valley or at any other outside facility or by any non-UDC staff. **Please note: your may receive more than one bill for a single appointment as hospital departments bill us separately (doctor’s fees, lab fees, x-ray fees, etc…).
50% of the cost for glasses. However, you will be charged 100% of glasses’ extras (such as tints, frames, etc… that you request) and your payment must be received prior to ordering.
**There is a limit of one pair of glasses ordered per patient per year.
50% of the cost for your first set of dentures or partials. 50% of the cost for all repairs, adjustments, etc…
**You will be charged 100% if you already received dentures/partials from UCD. In addition, only one set or partial will be ordered per patient every 10 years.
50% of the cost for any medical supplies – shoes, pillows, braces, prosthetics, etc…
$5 monthly rental fee on all equipment rented to you with a value over $200 (wheelchairs, O2 concentrators, C-pap machines, etc…).
$5 one-time fee on all equipment rented to you with a value of under $200 (crutches, walkers, etc…).
These charges apply to all inmates regardless of Interstate Compact/Federal Status
NO MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH, DENTAL, OPTICAL VISIT, PROCEDURE OR SUPPLIES WILL BE DENIED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.Return to Table of Contents
ADDENDUM - Medical Co-Pay Rental Fee for Medical Supplies
To: All UDC Inmates
From: Dr. Richard Garden, MD
Re: Medical Co-Pay Rental Fee for Medical Supplies
In accordance with the current co-pay policy we will begin charging inmates a rental fee for medical supplies and equipment that are rented to you for your use. This will include wheelchairs, crutches, O2 concentrators, C-Pap machines, walkers, etc…
Medical supplies and equipment that are purchased for you, and becomes your property, will continue to be charges at the rate of 50% of our cost for these items. The 50% charge for medical supplies will include all supplies medical purchases for your use – hearing aid batteries, colostomy/etc.. supplies, tracheotomy supplies, etc…
Also, all equipment that is loaned to the inmate becomes the inmate’s responsibility. Equipment needs to be maintained and not abused or destroyed. Any unreasonable repair cost and/or replacement cost of this equipment will be the responsibility of the inmate.
The price of the rental fees for medical supplies/equipment is as follows:
$5 monthly fee for the use of wheelchairs, 02 concentrators, C-Pap machines – any item that cost more than $200.00.
$5 one-time fee when you are given crutches, walkers, etc… - any item that cost less than $200.00
This charge will begin July 1, 2009.
NO MEDICAL, DENTAL OR MENTAL HEALTH VISIT, PROCEDURE OR SUPPLIES WILL BE DENIED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.Return to Table of Contents
ADDENDUM - Medical Co-Pay Charges for Outside Care
To: All UDC Inmates
From: Dr. Richard Garden, MD, M.P.H. Clinical Services Bureau Director
Re: Medical Co-Pay Charges for Outside Care
As a result of recently passed legislation, beginning July 1, 2009, medical co-pay charges will increase. Medical visits will increase to $5 per visit and prescriptions will increase to $2 for a 30 day, or less, supply of meds. Also, charges for all “outside care” will increase to 10% or our cost, with a maximum of $2000.00 per fiscal year (July-June). Outside care is anything done by non-UDC staff which includes all clinic visits/appointments, surgeries, tests, e-rays, etc… done at UMC and/or Gunnison Valley or at any other outside facility or by any non-UDC staff within the facilities.
Below is a list that may be helpful to give you an estimate on what some of the costs may be for you. Remember, this is only an estimate – we cannot exactly predict all the services that the outside providers may feel are necessary when you are being seen so we cannot give you exact costs.
|Anesthesiology - $6 - $45||Cardiology Visit- $35 - $100|
|CT - $28 - $100||Derm Visit- $20 - $50|
|Dialysis - $15 - $60||EKG- $15 - $80|
|EMG- $20 - $80||ENT- $6 - $80|
|ER Services - $40 - $700||Gastroentology- $10 - $80|
|GI procedures- $20 - $80||GI Clinic- $20 - $70|
|Hematology/Oncology- $15 - $30||Huntsman Visit- $40 - $100|
|ICU- $50 - $300 (daily cost)||Infectious Disease- $15 - $75|
|In-Patient Stay- $250 - $2000 (depends on length of stay)||Lab Work- $20 - $50|
|Infusion- $300 - $450||Moran Eye Visit- $30 - $270|
|Mammogram- $30 - $200||Neurology- $15 - $35|
|MRI- $50 - $300||Nuclear Medicine- $50 - $100|
|Neurosurgery Clinic- $20 - $100||OBGyn- $20 - $100|
|Nephrology- $6 - $20||Oral Surgery- $25 - $200|
|Ortho- $20 - $75||Plastics- $45 - $70|
|Pathology- $7 - $40||Pulmonary- $2 - $5|
|Podiatry- $3 - $7||Surgery/Operations- $100 - $2000|
|Radiology- $4 - $40||Ultrasound- $15 - $80|
|Surgery Visit- $8 - $100||Vascular- $20 - $75|
|Urology- $10 - $90||Ambulance- $50 - $200|
|X-Ray- $3 - $10|
NO MEDICAL, DENTAL OR MENTAL HEALTH VISIT, PROCEDURE OR SUPPLIES WILL BE DENIED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.Return to Table of Contents