The National Commission on Correctional Health Care accredited the medical department of the Lake County Jail in 1987 and continuously to date. As an accredited facility, the medical department practices evidence-based guidelines to standardize, guide, and improve the clinical practice of correctional health care.
On June 20, 2015, the Lake County Adult Correctional Center contracted with Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc., an independent healthcare provider. The Jail’s all-inclusive contract with Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. provides comprehensive correctional healthcare services including medical, dental and behavioral health. Services include initial medical and behavioral health assessments on all inmates at the time of admission and a physician supervised history and physical on all inmates within the first 14 days of incarceration. Under the direct supervision of a corrections physician, psychiatrist, and dentist, inmates receive required health care services. Ongoing medical and behavioral health care provided by corrections-trained nurses, social workers, and doctors occurs daily.
Working alongside corrections officers, Armor Correctional Health Services' personnel provide 24/7 onsite nursing coverage, including emergency response and appropriate care.