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The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) Health Services program is frequently recognized nationally as one of the best correctional health care systems in the country.
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ODOC's Health and Behavioral Health Services Managers are classified as:


As the healthcare industry continues to grow, the need for qualified managers to oversee Health and Behavioral Health Service programs continues to rise. To help applicants make informed decisions about the educational path they choose to pursue, click below for information regarding accredited institutions that offer degrees aimed toward health administration.

Accredited Health Administration Programs

To assist applicants with their educational goals, click below for a link that provides information from the American Psychological Association and includes:

Accredited Programs in Clinical Psychology

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Inmate Health Care

ODOC provides medical, dental, nursing, mental health, and pharmacy care for inmates at each state institution on site and/or through arrangements with local specialty service providers. ODOC employs more than 500 licensed health care personnel, certified and trained in their fields. Health Services operates under a team philosophy. All disciplines within each of the 14 facilities work closely together in order to reach a common goal, providing the best, most efficient, and cost effective health care possible.

Health care professionals and support staff within ODOC experience an array of medical interactions. They are responsible to provide care and services that meet the health needs of a widely diverse population in a closed and secure facility. A ODOC Health Servicesregistered nurse working within an ambulatory care clinic, following a patient that just completed a dose of chemotherapy treatment might next be asked to evaluate an inmate from general population who may be at risk for suicide. The staff have the opportunity to apply their nursing and critical thinking skills throughout their day. Staff often express their appreciation for these challenges which allow for professional growth and keep the working environment ever​ changing.

Nursing staff are estimated to engage in over 1,000 patient care contacts each day statewide. The Physicians/NP/PA staff are estimated to provide more than 250 on-site primary care appointments each day.

Medical Care Provided

Both federal and state constitutions as well as the courts have repeatedly held that inmates cannot be deprived of health care while in custody. The care provided must be comparable to the care available within the community. The health care team: provides preventative care, treats acute illnesses or injuries, works with inmates to manage ongoing care for chronic diseases, and provides end-of-life care.

ODOC Health Services has developed the following leading edge practices:

    • Health Services Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
    • Dialysis Unit
    • Autonomous Practice
    • Specialty Clinics
    • Chronic Care ManagementDOC Health Services
    • Behavioral, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Care
    • Special Needs Treatment Planning
    • Inpatient and Ambulatory Care
    • Wound Care Management
    • Certified Hospice Program
    • End of Life Care
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