Medical Services is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive medical services for offenders. Medical services include primary care, pharmacy, dental, lab, and telemedicine within each institution. Bureau services include specialized treatment at Franklin Medical Center such as intensive skilled medical and nursing care, long term care, an Urgent Care Clinic, mobile resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) services, and a full-service, in-house laboratory. Specialized services also are available at Frazier Health Center at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, including intensive skilled medical and nursing care, long-term care, and dialysis. Specialty and inpatient hospital care is offered through comprehensive medical contracts.
Behavioral Health Operations
The Behavioral Health Operations is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive mental health services for offenders. Mental health services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Services include individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-educational programs, activity therapy, trauma treatment and interventions, psychotropic medications and crisis services tailored to the offender’s treatment plan. This Bureau also is responsible for the provision of treatment services to special populations such as offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and sex offenses.
Franklin Medical Center
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to leverage the combined expertise of each agency in order to provide increased treatment within the prisons and ensure a better connection to clinical and recovery supports for offenders upon release. This partnership included transitioning of DRC Recovery Services staff to OhioMHAS which became effective July 1, 2015. Learn more here.
Sex Offender Services
Sex Offender Services is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based assessment procedures and programs for sex offenders. Sex offender-specific assessments are conducted at the Sex Offender Risk Reduction Center at the Correctional Reception Center. Sex offenders who are assessed at the higher levels of risk to sexually reoffend undergo forensic evaluations. High risk sex offenders are mandated to complete the Comprehensive Sex Offender Program, which is a 12-month evidence-based program. These offenders are identified for the program when they are within three years of release. Learn more here.