Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Inmate Health Care

Inmate Health Care Division:
The Inmate Health Care Division provides comprehensive health care services for all inmates. These services result in a total health care program including medical, dental, psychiatric, and related health care services. This division adheres to the “Standards for Health Services in Jails”, set by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). This division staffs only professionally trained, licensed, and certified medical personnel.

New Healthcare Facility opened in August 2007

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The 432 bed facility will consolidate all inmate medical care under one roof at the Pinellas County Jail. The project cost over $35 million, and was primarily funded by the Penny for Pinellas.

Medical care services for male and female inmates are concentrated on four floors of varying housing configurations encompassing 165,200 square feet.

The medical services include: an X-ray room, dialysis, three chairs for dental service, a 12 person waiting room, 20 negative pressure isolation cells, a mental health clinic, a trauma clinic, and dedicated space for staff and administration. The detention features include video visitation in each housing area, attorney visitation booths, a courtroom for appearances by video, and other inmate monitoring and staff security enhancements.

Reception Area Inmate Healthcare Facility Ward Room Inmate Healthcare Facility
Bunk Area Inmate Healthcare Facility Examination in Inmate Healthcare Facility

Important! Florida State Statute 951.032(1)(a) authorizes county detention facilities to seek reimbursement from prisoners for expenses incurred for medical care, treatment, hospitalization and transportation.

No inmate shall be denied necessary medical care and treatment for his / her serious health need(s) due to the inability to pay for services rendered.

B. Co-Payment Schedule

1. A $10.00 co-payment shall be charged against the inmate’s account for each non-exempt visit for medical care initiated by the inmate.

2. Non-exempt visits include medical, psychiatric and dental services requested by the inmate that result in a Sick Call visit.

3. Exempt visits shall not be charged against the inmate’s account and includes services such as:

a. Medical staff initiated requests for medical, mental health and dental treatment / evaluation, including follow-up visits initiated by the qualified healthcare provider.

b. Detention staff initiated requests due to urgent or emergent appearing conditions, as substantiated by the nurse.

c. Treatment of injuries (emergent / non-emergent) which occur as a result of an assault, use of force, accident or inmate fight.

d. Receiving medical screenings, health appraisals (14-day / annual H & P) or chronic clinic visits required by accreditation standards.

e. Inpatient or outpatient (ER) hospital visits and on or off site specialty consultations (i.e. dialysis, PAR, physical therapy, prenatal care, etc.).

f. Laboratory, x-ray and other diagnostic testing, wound care, vital sign monitoring and segregation or well-being checks.

g. Medication services.

h. Federal Marshall, ICE detainees or Pasco county Juveniles retained under contract agreement where the county is reimbursed for expenses.

OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.

Address

10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1

Notice

E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.