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Old 06-13-2018, 02:00 PM
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Default If no money, do inmates still receive mental health meds?

ive seen that inmates have to pay for healthcare inside..i just found out my son is in high desert Nevada and and he has no money or at least i dont think..does that mean he hasnt gotten any mental health so far??
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If he's an indigent inmate he should be receiving his meds regardless of ability to pay.
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thank you for responding..i sure hope so..hes bipolar and will go insane with all the noise..but not sure how things are hes been in there already for months..again thank you
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Nevada prisoners are charged an $8.00 medical copayment, but I wasn't able to find if it is waived for indigent inmates. In federal prisons, co-pays are waived for "chronic care" prisoners, and it seems like Nevada may not charge them either.

"Health care for inmates paid for mostly by Nevada General Fund

Inmates requesting care are charged an $8 co-pay to offset costs

Prison directed care exempted from co-pay (i.e.,chronic disease clinics and maintenance drugs)

Chronic disease clinics and treatment helps manage chronic disease conditions and reduce long term health care costs "

Here's the link to the NV DOC's medical division web page:
http://doc.nv.gov/About/Medical_Division/Home/
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thank you. i appreciate you taking time to respond..i will look it up..again a big thanx
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