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In your first week, a health worker will give you a health check up. They should check your height, weight and blood pressure. They might do a urine test to check for other health problems, like diabetes.
arrange any medical appointments you need
explain how to contact staff in the healthcare team
give you information on staying healthy while you're in prison
help you make a plan for your care, including ways to cope with any mental health problems.
If you have mental health problems you may be referred for group therapy sessions in prison. If you have used drugs and or alcohol for a while you may be referred for some extra treatment and support.
If you have an ongoing illness, like diabetes or asthma, the healthcare team should check your health regularly.