Health Services for Correctional Facilities
Bringing high-quality health services on-location can help correctional facilities decrease costs, reduce recidivism, and strengthen overall public health. The benefit of partnering with DOCS is that our program delivers dental care more efficiently to inmates and can help institutions dramatically save taxpayer dollars through the elimination of transportation and security costs.
DOCS is dedicated to helping correctional facilities decrease costs, reduce recidivism, and strengthen overall public health.
More Than 28 Years of Custom Solutions
Bringing high-quality health services on-site can help correctional facilities and detention centers reduce costs, ensure continuity of care, and strengthen overall patient safety. The benefit of partnering with DOCS is that our program can provide customized solutions for facilities with and without a dental operatory, as well as flexibility in scheduling to accommodate significant fluctuations in population and dental need.
- DOCS deploys high-quality, on-site care through a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who maximize efficiencies in a controlled and safe manner.
- Our specialty model implements on-site dental care that helps facilities control costs and provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for oral health.
- Services are provided in accordance with NCCHC, ACA and DOC standards
The Need for Improved Health and Dental Care for Inmates
Clinicians and researchers cite a dire need to improve health and dental care for inmates. Often, they enter the criminal justice system with higher rates of disease than that of the general public. This includes more commonly unattended chronic illnesses. Furthermore, for many recently released inmates already carrying the social burden of a criminal record, health and dental problems can exacerbate the daunting challenges involved with returning home, such as finding employment and housing.
A key driver of increased health-related costs in correctional facilities is an aging prison population.
State-run correctional facilities spend up to 33 percent of their budgets on healthcare.
40% of state, federal and local prisoners suffer from chronic medical conditions.
Telemedicine is becoming an efficient method to manage healthcare needs in correctional facilities.
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DOCS would enjoy the opportunity to share more with you about our services for correctional facilities.