The Bay County Jail Facility's Medical Department is well equipped and staffed and able to provide a wide range of medical, dental, mental health and nursing services. The staff of the Medical Department consists of a physician, a physician's assistant, a psychiatrist, a dentist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, mental health professionals and medical records specialists.
Medical assessments begin at intake and all inmates that remain in custody will undergo a thorough medical exam by the physician within days of arrival. Medications are dispensed usually withing three days of arrival and often the same day of arrival if medically necessary.
Inmates are afforded the opportunity to request medical services by completing a medical request form provided in each dorm area of the Facility. The request forms are retrieved by medical staff on a daily basis.