Faxing Inmate Medication Information to a Jail
If your relative is an inmate with medication needs within a jail or prison, you can request they be placed under psychiatric care. You can also offer a medical history of the one close to you with a mental health condition, including a list of their current medications.
How to provide health information by fax for your relative who is held in jail or prison
- Immediately prepare a fax requesting that your relative be screened for placement in the mental health unit. Begin this fax with your relative’s:
- In the body of the fax include:
- Important: Do not address any impending charges against your family member in this fax. Medical information only!
- Keep a copy of this fax for future reference. If your family member is transferred to a different facility, you will need to fax this information again.
- On the cover page, indicate whether your relative has provided you with a written confidentiality waiver. If your relative has not previously done so, ask that he/she be asked to sign one while in jail. The Jail Mental Health staff is prohibited by law from giving anyone information about a client’s status unless they have the client’s consent, but the staff can receive information from relatives or friends without the client’s consent.
If you need further explanation, please contact NAMI Glendale.