Medical Services


The Medical Services Division is divided into three distinct sections: Correctional Care (Medical clinics operating within City jails), Occupational Health and Psychology. All sections are integral and function in a complimentary fashion so the Division's mission, vision, values and goals can be achieved. The primary goal is to provide quality medical and specialty care services to the populations served in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Correctional Care

The purpose of Correctional Care is to provide high-quality medical care at three designated City jails: Parker Center, Van Nuys, and 77th Street Station. Medical care is provided for arrestees 24-hours per day, seven days a week. In addition to serving the arrestee population, medical care may also be provided to City employees at any of these sites.

The medical and nursing care provided includes pre- and post- booking examinations and treatment, routine daily sick calls and follow-up evaluations and treatments. When presented with complex medical conditions requiring a higher level of care than can be provided at the jail clinic, local medical centers are utilized. In these cases, there is collaboration between law enforcement, correctional care medical services and the receiving medical provider to assure that the highest quality of medical care is provided. Oversight for external medical service agreements is the responsibility of the Medical Services Division.

Occupational Health

The purpose of occupational health is to medically evaluate individuals so a safe and healthy workforce can be maintained; to assist in the prevention and reduction of work place injuries and illnesses; and provide expert consultation. Services are provided by a highly skilled staff and are available to all City employees and departments.

Primary services provided
Alcohol/Drug Testing Medical Surveillance Evaluations
Blood Borne Pathogen Exposures Pre-employment Medical Examinations
Commercial Driver's License (DL51) Return to Work Evaluations
Immunizations

Psychology

The purpose of the Psychology Section is to evaluate individuals to maintain a safe and healthy workforce, to evaluate threats of work place violence, to provide post-critical incident assessments, and provide expert consultation. Extensive psychological assessments and testing are performed as necessary by a highly skilled staff of psychologists. Services are available to all City employees upon request.

Primary services provided
Consultation Substance Abuse Evaluations
Crisis Intervention Work Fitness Evaluations
Pre-Placement Psychological Assessments Work Place Violence Assessments
Return-To-Work Evaluations