Non-Emergency Line: (352) 754-6830 | In an Emergency call 911
Non-Emergency Line: (352) 754-6830
In an Emergency call 911
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Detention Center Medical Unit provides health care services for all inmates incarcerated in
the Hernando County Detention Center pursuant to requirements of Florida Model Jail Standards and the Florida Correctional Accreditation Commission, as well as prevailing community standards.
Inmates' health complaints are solicited daily and followed by appropriate triage and treatment by trained, certified, and licensed health care professionals.
How does an inmate receive medical care in the Detention Center?
The Hernando County Detention Center will provide inmates access to medical care. Inmates will need to request routine medical care via a medical request form located on the kiosks.
These forms will be screened by Medical staff daily. Sick call will normally be held daily.
There is a doctor and psychiatric nurse practitioner on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emergency calls regarding the inmate’s health, including dental emergencies.
Dental services are conducted in house, twice monthly. In addition, nursing staff are always on duty to dispense medications and address and medical issues an inmate may have.
Are inmates charged for health-care services?
Yes. Fees are charged for each medical occurrence.
Florida Statute 951.032(1)(a) allows county detention facilities to seek reimbursement from inmates for expenses incurred for medical care, treatment, hospitalization, and transportation.
However, no inmate will ever be denied medical treatment or health-care needs for medical issues based on ability to pay.
All unpaid medical costs will be subject to collection.
Contact the nursing staff at 352-797-3434 if there are concerns you wish to relay to nursing staff.
No. It is the policy of the Hernando County Detention Center that all information pertaining to an inmate’s healthcare is kept confidential due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. Health-care records are limited to the following: