Office of Correctional Health Care (OCHC)

Office of Correctional Health Care

The mission of the Office of Correctional Health Care is to promote optimal wellness by providing integrated client-centered services.


Phone:
614-752-1697

Email:

Deborah Williams

Bureau of Medical Services (BOMS)

Bureau of Medical Services is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive medical services for offenders. Medical services include primary care, pharmacy, dental, lab, and telemedicine within each institution. Bureau services include specialized treatment at Franklin Medical Center such as intensive skilled medical and nursing care, long term care, an Urgent Care Clinic, mobile resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) services, and a full-service, in-house laboratory. Specialized services also are available at Frazier Health Center at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, including intensive skilled medical and nursing care, long-term care, and dialysis. Specialty and inpatient hospital care is offered through comprehensive medical contracts.

Bureau of Behavior Health Service (BOBHS)

The Bureau of Behavioral Health Services (BOBHS) is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive mental health services for offenders. Mental health services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Services include individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-educational programs, activity therapy, trauma treatment and interventions, psychotropic medications and crisis services tailored to the offender’s treatment plan. This Bureau also is responsible for the provision of treatment services to special populations such as offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and sex offenses.

Franklin Medical Center

View more information on the Franklin Medical Center by clicking here.

Recovery Services

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to leverage the combined expertise of each agency in order to provide increased treatment within the prisons and ensure a better connection to clinical and recovery supports for offenders upon release.  This partnership included transitioning of DRC Recovery Services staff to OhioMHAS which became effective July 1, 2015. Learn more here. 

Sex Offender Services

More information coming soon.