More than 2,300 health services staff members provide health care around the clock at all major institutions and at the Department’s hospital, Reception and Medical Center. Access to health care for inmates is also provided at various other satellite facilities.
The Office of Health Services consists of two management areas: clinical and administration. The clinical area ensures inmates receive appropriate, constitutionally mandated healthcare. Administration manages all operations which support the delivery of offender health care.
The Office of Health Services continues to make positive changes to increase efficiency in the delivery of inmate health services while ensuring quality and preventative care for its patients.
The Office of Health Services supports the Department’s Re-Entry initiatives by providing prompt and effective care while collaboratively addressing the physical and mental health needs of offenders transitioning into the community. Mental illness and health issues can pose a significant risk to a successful re-entry, and the Department’s Office of Health Services works to overcome these barriers.