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Island County > Public Health > Community & Family Health > Jail & Juvenile Detention Health

Jail & Juvenile Detention Health

Welcome to the Jail & Juvenile Detention Health Services Program in Island County, Washington.
 
This program provides health care to inmates as required by Washington State Jail Health Standards including physical assessment, identification of potential health care problems and formulation and implementation of a health care plan for each diagnosis.
 
Program responsibilities include the following:
  • Provide comprehensive health care services.
  • Develop health care plans according to established standards in a correctional setting.
  • Organize and direct health programs for inmates and staff to facilitate optimal health including disease detection and prevention.
  • Medication management.
  • Establish relationships with diverse populations and cultures to engage clients in education and problem solving for self care upon release and referral to adjunct services. ​