The Health Services Division is committed to providing appropriate, timely, and quality medical and mental health services using industry best practices, measurable outcomes, and validated informational sources.
The Medical Services unit provides direct medical care to over twenty thousand incarcerated offenders and oversees the medical care of DOC offenders housed in private prisons. There are four infirmaries to provide special medical care for offenders and the agency has a service contract with the Lindsay Memorial Hospital for more acute care that cannot be provided on-site. Offenders are able to access specialty care through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as local hospitals and medical providers as the need arises.
Mental Health services are provided by a staff of professional psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychological clinicians. The Mental Health Unit operates three specialty housing units for the seriously mentally ill. These units are located at Joseph Harp Correctional Center, the Mable Bassett Correctional Center and the Oklahoma State Prison. The agency partners with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to coordinate reentry services for the seriously mentally ill offenders. This partnership has yielded excellent results in successfully reintegrating this population back into the community. The staff of the Mental Health Unit have developed and implemented many innovative programs to provide support and recovery assistance to the seriously mentally ill.