Fostering Strong Partnerships: Correctional Facilities

Comprehensive Healthcare partners with the Yakima County Department of Corrections and the Benton County Jail by collaborating closely with custody staff to ensure adequate care for inmates who have mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) symptoms. Correctional and behavioral health team members have built close working relationships as trusted experts – which helps drive better outcomes for inmates.

“These partnerships allow us to expand our reach with clients, implement new programs or enhance old ones and ultimately provide better services to our clients,” said Whitney Gregory, program manager at the Yakima County Department of Corrections.

In addition to having mental health and SUD professionals on-site and on-hand to help when crises or challenging situations arise, we’ve built proactive programs to support wellness, including targeted behavioral health units in the jail, client engagement groups, and new medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. None of these programs would be possible without the jails’ commitment to working with Comprehensive Healthcare to support services for this population

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