Medical & Mental Health

The Spokane County Detention Services Medical and Mental Health Unit is a managed health care delivery system with the mission of:
  • Ensuring the delivery of comprehensive health care services to individuals who are detained in the custody of the Detention Services Department.
  • Ensuring the provision of emergency, acute, and basic medical and mental health care to all inmates in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining a stable health status for inmates and patients.
  • Taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of communicable and contagious diseases.
Staff Expertise
Spokane County Detention Services employs a partnership of staff and contract health professionals to provide medical and mental health services on-site. Staff members consist of a physician, psychiatrists, a dentist, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Case Workers, medical records staff, clerks, and administrators.

Specialty services such as OB prenatal care for all pregnant inmates is available on-site. Hospitalization and specialty clinics complete this health care system, which meets community standards.

Privately provided medications are not administered in jail. Medication ordered by the Detention Services physician will be provided through one of the pharmacies contracted with Detention Services. If you want to ensure our Medical staff is aware of an inmate’s medication, you may call the Jail Information line and ask to speak with a member of the Medical staff.