Who We Are – JCHS

Juvenile Court Health Services

header-title-decorationWho We Are – JCHS

Our health care staff include Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Laboratory staff, and Health Information Management staff who work together to focus on the overall health and well-being of the youth placed in any of the Probation juvenile detention facilities.  We are employees of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and we work with the Department of Mental Health and Los Angeles County Office of Education as partner agencies with the Department of Probation.   Our goal is to keep youth healthy while they are in the Probation facilities and to give them the knowledge and skills to stay healthy when they return home.

Provided services include medical examinations and follow-up for identified health issues, dental examinations and treatment, eye examinations and prescription for eyeglasses if needed, assessments for any health concerns a youth may have, administration of prescribed medications and treatments, immunization updates, and initial response to any health-related emergencies.  Additional specialty care is provided by working closely with other County hospitals and clinics.

Healthcare staff is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at the juvenile halls.  Any medical information can be provided to the nurse team leader at the facility where your child is located.  This information will be given to the physician for review.  When calling, please provide your child’s name, your name, and the best way to contact you so that the physician or nurse can call you in case we have further questions about your child’s health, medications, or treatment.

Upon discharge from the juvenile hall or camp, the appointment date, time and location will be provided.