Southern Correctional Medicine’s mental health programs comply with all applicable industry standards. We provide all patients with a mental health screening/assessment as part of our receiving process. Patients with a positive mental health screening/assessment receive further evaluation by a licensed qualified mental health professional, along with appropriate care and treatment.
Mental Health Medications
At intake, past medication history is given and verified by nursing staff. If inmate has been taking mental health medications, these will be implemented by the physician and provided to the inmate through stock medications on hand to decrease the opportunity of missed medication doses. SCM works diligently to ensure continuity of care for patients with a verified mental health diagnosis.
Mental Health Providers
Any patients with mental health issues will be scheduled to meet with a mental health provider. Crisis intervention services are available as needed. We also utilize e-psychiatry services when this assists our clients in meeting mental health needs.