The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) operates its health services under the authority of Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) § 41-2805 and § 41-2807. ADJC operates one secure care facility, Adobe Mountain School, for juvenile offenders committed to ADJC's jurisdiction by the county juvenile courts. Youth at Adobe Mountain School receive complete health services, through direct on-site services provided by ADJC employees, contracted on-site health providers, and off-site health providers.
Upon commitment to ADJC and arrival to secure care, all youth receive a health screening, which includes a physical examination, eye examination, dental examination, audiometry screening, immunizations as required, and if needed for girls OB/GYN services. While housed at Adobe Mountain School, youth are seen immediately for all emergency situations and as requested by youth for other non-emergency medical, dental, and health issues. Medications are provided to all youth as prescribed by ADJC medical doctors or by psychiatrists.
ADJC provides ongoing medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and mental health care to all juvenile offenders in Adobe Mountain School. Medical services are provided in a stand-alone facility that serves as an inpatient care clinic. The facility includes the following: dental clinic, examining rooms, immunization room, lab room, licensed pharmacy, medical room, nursing station, observation rooms and youth shower.