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Office of Health Services

Health Services The Office of Health Services manages and administers the health services program in all DJJ facilities through assessment, protection and maintenance of the health of youth in the care and custody of the department. The office performs its services in a professional, efficient, effective and financially responsible fashion that ensures both privacy and respect for the individual. These services include health education to promote healthy behaviors, to help youth make better health choices and accept responsibility for their own health.

Health Services is accessible and responsive to youth needs in all facilities. Services include nursing care, pharmacy services, dental services, nutritional services, and health care administration. Health Services employs comprehensive medical policies and protocols based on professional standards such as the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).



Health Services provides:


  • Health Screenings and assessments annually that identify youth in need of medical care. Medical intake screening is completed within two hours of admission.

  • Immunizations with data input into the statewide Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services.

  • Daily medical evaluation of youth who say they are sick.

  • Chronic care treatment plans and services that monitor the individual care provided for youth who may have diabetes, asthma, or other health issues.

  • Quality dental services.

  • Standardized regular diets prepared by trained food service employees under the dietary supervision of the nutrition director.

  • Special diets for medical or religious reasons monitored by a registered dietician.

   
 

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