The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (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 outpatient care clinic. We provide onsite nursing services 24-hours a day, seven (7) days a week, and on-call physician coverage. The facility includes the following: dental clinic, examination rooms, immunization room, lab room, licensed pharmacy, medication room, nursing station, observation rooms and youth shower.
Medical services are provided by an ADJC licensed staff of medical, dental, nursing, psychiatric, mental health, and pharmaceutical practitioners. Youth receive initial laboratory testing to include screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Ongoing care is continued and any follow up care determined by ADJC physicians. ADJC participates in the Vaccines for Children Program. Youth are screened on admission and annually for tuberculosis, as are all staff members. Part of the record keeping process is done through an electronic medical record and the rest of documentation through a standard paper chart.
In addition to an initial medical examination each youth undergoes a dental screening with x-rays and a prioritized dental plan created. Dental emergencies are usually handled onsite. We use oral surgeons for fractured jaws and/or procedures not within the scope of our dentist and his dental assistant. We use digital radiography in dental and we do bite wings and Panorex studies.
Pharmaceuticals are prescribed to youth as needed. Youth leaving are provided two (2) weeks of medications to allow time to establish care in the community, which the Health Unit attempts to coordinate prior to discharge.
For a complete list of the services provided and their definitions, please visit our Service Definitions page.