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Health Services

Dr. Louis Shicker - Medical Director

Dr. Louis Shicker | Medical Director

Administered by the Office of Health Services, medical and health services are provided to offenders in all IDOC correctional centers. Notable features common to all facilities include:

  • Chronic Clinics – TB Prophylaxis, HIV, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Asthma, Seizure Disorder, Hypertension/Cardiovascular, and General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Nurse Sick Call
  • Doctor Sick Call
  • HIV/AIDS Peer Education
  • Infirmary Care
  • Physical Exams
  • Emergency Services
  • Radiology
  • Mammography (female facilities)
  • Gynecologist (female facilities)

Each facility has a pharmacy and distributes medication to offenders as prescribed. Three facilities offer on-site dialysis. The Reception and Classification Centers conduct a comprehensive intake physical exam on all offenders and conduct specialized physicals for offenders recommended for Impact Incarceration (Boot Camp) placement.