Health Service Unit

The Health Services Unit provides for the medical care and needs of individuals incarcerated at the Manitowoc County Jail.

  • The Jail Health Services Unit (HSU) personnel will follow HIPPAA regulations related to disclosure of medical or dental information to persons other than the inmate.  Information will be disclosed as needed to medical facilities for continuation of medical care.
  • Inmates are responsible for directing and addressing all medical or dental concerns to the Health Services Unit.
  • It is recommended you complete a Medical Information Release form prior to your report in date so jail nursing can review and retrieve any medication or medical records needed prior to your report date.
  • Narcotic and/or sleep aid medications are not allowed unless approval is granted by a jail medical provider or prescriber.  This includes, but is not limited to, methadone and suboxone.  Non-narcotic medications should be used whenever possible as an alternative.
  • All prescription medications must be brought to the jail in the original pharmacy container.  Prescriptions must be current and properly labeled.  Multiple medications combined in one container are not allowed.  Jail medical staff will review the prescriptions and the jail medical director will be the responsible physician in charge of your care while incarcerated in our facility. 
  • Over-the-counter medications are not allowed to be brought in.  These items may be purchased from the canteen.
  • Diabetics are responsible to provide verification from a doctor their care instructions.  This can be done prior to your report in date.  All diabetics will use the jail diabetic supplies.  This includes testing meter, strips, syringes, insulin, alcohol preps and lancets.
  • Diet modifications are approved only with verification from a doctor.  The doctor's contact information must be provided to the HSU for verification and medical information release.  This can be done prior to your report in date.