Health Services is comprised of the medical, nursing, and behavioral services units. These units work together to ensure comprehensive care for residents within our JCCs. Our work begins when residents arrive at a JCC. New residents are given comprehensive medical, dental, and psychological evaluations. We assume medical responsibility for our residents and ensure that they receive community standard of care throughout their stay with us. At discharge, we provide a minimum of 30 days’ worth of all medications a resident is currently taking to ensure that discharge does not adversely affect a resident’s health.
The Medical Unit provides all the medical care that you would normally expect from your family physician. The unit consists of one full-time MD, two nurse practitioners, and two full-time dentists. We also have one part-time psychiatrist as well as multiple contract psychiatrists. When residents need specialist level care, we work with local providers to ensure that the appropriate offsite care is provided.
In each of the JCCs nursing care is provided through licensed RNs and LPNs working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Nurses are an integral part of the multidisciplinary teamwork at each of the JCCs.
Nurses are responsible for:
The Behavioral Service Unit (BSU) is composed of clinical treatment staff with a minimum of master’s level of training in social work, psychology, and counseling. The BSU is responsible for: