Health Services

The Office of Health Services provides the required constitutional level of healthcare in the most efficient, cost-effective, and humane manner possible, while protecting the public health interests of the citizens of Georgia.

physical health

Medical Health

  • Utilization Management coordinates medical services 24/7
  • Medical Reprieve submission to Board of Pardons & Paroles
  • Conduct clinical audits of all major facilities
  • Develop and maintain Clinical Policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Risk management

mental health

Mental Health

  • Evaluate, treat, and stabilize mentally ill offenders 24/7
  • Partner with mental health diversion and reentry programs
  • Integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Integrate behavioral medicine with primary care delivery
  • Monitor policies, procedures and mental health care delivery


dental health

Dental Health

  • Provide for access to dental care by licensed dentists and hygienists as summarized in the department's SOPs
  • Provide referrals for Oral Surgery specialty services, when indicated
  • Maintain accurate statistical data on dental health services provided and pending appointment
  • Collaborate with physical and mental health leadership and providers to ensure continuity of care
  • Update and maintain dental related policies and SOPs, ensuring all practitioners are adequately informed


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