The Medical Services Unit provides direct medical care to over twenty thousand incarcerated inmates and oversees the medical care of ODOC inmates housed in private prisons. Four infirmaries provide special medical care for inmates, and the agency contracts with the Lindsay Memorial Hospital for more acute care which cannot be provided on-site. Inmates are able to access specialty care through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as local hospitals and medical providers as the need arises.
Mental Health services are provided by a staff of professional psychiatrists, advance practice psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and master’s level psychological clinicians. Mental Health operates specialty housing units for the seriously mentally ill. These units are located at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington and Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. The agency partners with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to coordinate reentry services for seriously mentally ill inmates. This partnership yields excellent results in successfully reintegrating this population back into the community with a decreased recidivism rate.
Administration and Contacts
|Ross Fisher, M.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer
3300 N. Martin Luther King, Ave. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Phone: (405) 425-2958
Fax: (405) 425-2911
The Chief Medical Officer is committed to providing appropriate, timely, and quality medical and mental health services using best practices, measurable outcomes, and validated informational sources.
Dental services are provided to all inmates by licensed dental professionals including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants in twenty clinics at eighteen state-run facilities and monitored at private prisons throughout the state. Specialty dental care is contracted with OU College of Dentistry to provide elective oral surgery as indicated and emergency oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Administration and Contact
Paul Haines DDS, Chief Dental Officer
442586 East 250 Road
Vinita, OK 74301
Phone: (918) 256-3392, ext. 256
Fax: (918) 256-4421