Health Services is comprised of the medical, nursing, and behavioral services units. These units work together to ensure comprehensive care for residents within Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center (JCC). Our work begins when residents arrive at Bon Air JCC.
We assume medical responsibility for our residents the day they arrive, and ensure that they receive community standard of care throughout their stay with us. New residents are given comprehensive medical, dental, and psychological evaluations. During their stay, we provide all the medical care that you would normally expect from your family physician. The unit consists of one full-time MD, one nurse practitioner, and one full-time dentist. We contract with a psychiatrist who along with our nurse practitioner provides psychiatric assessment and care. When residents need specialist level care, we work with local providers to ensure that the appropriate offsite care is provided. At discharge, we provide a minimum of 45 days’ worth of all medications a resident is currently taking to ensure that discharge does not adversely affect a resident’s health.
In Bon Air JCC 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 Bon Air JCC.
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: