Healthcare/Medical Information

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Health Care Services

Racine County provides a variety of health care services which include medical care, dental care, and psychological care from licensed professionals contracted to provide care within our facility.  We have nursing staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Doctor, dentist, and nurse visits are given for a nominal fee.

Physician & Nursing Services

Mental Health

Prescription Medications

Inmates have access to their prescription medications and can purchase over the counter medications through the commissary system. Family members and friends can drop off medications at the 24 hour lobby of the jail directly off 8th street. The jail only accepts valid, non-expired prescriptions.  Please remember, just because you drop off a valid prescription for the inmate does mean that the inmate will receive that prescription. All prescriptions must be approved by the jail doctor.

Other Medications & Supplements

Over the counter medications are not allowed to be dropped off.  These include any medications or supplements not prescribed by a doctor.  Inmates can purchase over the counter medications through the commissary system.

Prescription Glasses & Other Devices

Family members and friends can drop off prescription glasses at the 24 hour lobby of the jail directly off 8th street. Glasses must accompany a written prescription.  For recent mothers, breast pumps are allowed to be dropped for inmate use.  CPAP and Oxygen machines may also be dropped off by family members including the distilled water for their use. 

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

CLICK HERE - For Frequently asked Healthcare Questions

Authorized Release of Healthcare Information

Click below for medical release forms.  Please complete the forms as is appropriate in your case and fax them to the Jail at 262-636-3470 or drop off at the 24-hour window on 8th street.

Medical Release of Information

Wheaton Medical Release of Information

HIPPA Regulations

Due to patient confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, we are unable to answer medical questions and concerns over the phone. The inmate must sign a HIPPA Release of Information Form before any information can be given out in writing.

Prison Rape Elimination Act OF 2003    (28 C.F.R. PART 115, 115.54)

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy concerning any sexual misconduct between inmates or between staff and inmates. As a friend or relative of an inmate, you have the right to report sexual misconduct and remain free from any retaliation.  

Report Sexual Abuse/Sexual Harassment using any of the procedures listed below: 

  • Please call our PREA line at 262-636-3811 and ask to speak to Jail Sergeant. 
  • You can ask to speak to a Jail Sergeant in person at our 24 hour window off 8th street.
  • Write to the Assistant Jail Administrator at the Racine County Jail, 717 Wisconsin Ave, Racine WI 53403.
  • Persons who knowingly file false criminal sexual conduct reports will face criminally prosecution. 

Careers in Correctional Healthcare

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