Medical Director
1624 West Adams Street | Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Telephone: (623) 869-9050, Extension 64220

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The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) operates its health services under the authority of A.R.S. 41-2805. Health Care and A.R.S. 41-2807. Medical Services; Rate Structure. ADJC operates one secure care facility in Phoenix, Adobe Mountain School (AMS), for juvenile offenders committed to ADJC's jurisdiction by the county juvenile courts. Youth at AMS receive complete 24/7/365 health services, through direct on-site services provided by ADJC employees, contracted on-site health providers, and off-site health providers.

Individuals who are incarcerated have a U.S. Constitutional right to health care which is defined as having medical, mental health and dental care. The Courts have determined that youth must have access to care, be provided with a diagnosis by a qualified health care provider and receive recommended treatment. It does not require elective procedures or care but that which is medically necessary.

Upon commitment to ADJC and arrival at AMS, all youth receive a health screening, which includes a physical examination, eye examination, dental examination, audiometric screening, immunizations as required, and if needed for girls OB/GYN services. While housed at AMS, 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.

We utilize a staff model care system and as a part of the Civil Rights of Institutional Person Act (CRIPA) settlement; with the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed to have nursing services on site 24/7 which is our most expensive health care cost.