The National Commission on Correctional Health Care accredited the medical
department of the Lake County Jail in 1987 and continuously to date. As an
accredited facility, the medical department practices evidence-based guidelines
to standardize, guide, and improve the clinical practice of correctional health care.
Currently, the Lake County Adult Correctional Center contracts with Wexford
Health Sources, Inc., an independent healthcare provider. The Jail’s all-inclusive
contract with Wexford Health Sources, Inc. ensures all medical, mental health
and dental care be provided by Wexford Health Sources, Inc. Services include
initial medical and mental health assessments done on all inmates at time of
admission and a formal physician supervised history and physical on all inmates
during their first 14 days of incarceration. Ongoing medical and mental health care
provided by corrections-trained nurses, social workers and doctors occurs daily.
Under the direct supervision of a corrections physician, psychiatrist and dentist,
inmates receive essential health care services they require. Services include medical,
psychiatric, dental assessments and ongoing treatment and care.
Working alongside corrections officers, Wexford Health Sources personnel provide
24/7 onsite nursing coverage, including emergency response and appropriate care.