Local Government

Advancing healthcare in jails and prisons across the country

We specialize in providing comprehensive medical and behavioral health programs specifically for city and county jails. We are committed to advancing correctional healthcare through innovative technology solutions, our Proactive Care Model and revolutionary programs that address the mental health and substance abuse epidemics impacting America’s jails.

NaphCare Correctional Staff Speaking to Patients During BHU Program Group Session

NaphCare in the News: In-jail mental health treatment producing a ‘night and day’ difference for some in Forsyth County

Since opening in 2021, 117 patients have passed through NaphCare’s eight-week mental health treatment program in Forsyth County (NC) detention center’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). Because of its life-changing positive effects, the number of patients is expected to rise.
NaphCare Correctional Nurse Performing Intake for Patient

Saving Lives with MAT

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs in jails have shown value in reducing recidivism and improving local communities. NaphCare has worked with clients to obtain millions in grant funding and in-kind contributions to support MAT programs, saving lives while providing continuity of care.
Group Therapy Session for Patients in NaphCare's Correctional Mental Health Program

Stabilizing the Mental Health Crisis in Jails

Across the country, there are more individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) in jails and prisons than public and private psychiatric hospitals, though treatment resources are far more scarce in correctional than clinical settings. With well-intentioned motivation, correctional facilities attempt to protect this vulnerable – often traumatized – population by separating them from the general population. Unfortunately, we have learned the harmful consequences that can occur with social isolation and segregated housing. NaphCare – in conjunction with our correctional partners at Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida – developed a new model for providing mental health care in a correctional facility.

"Inpatient hospital stays have been reduced. Off-site medical visits were reduced. Ambulance trips reduced. Contracts were established with local hospitals and healthcare providers negotiating outcome fee-for-service charges that proved cost effective to county taxpayers.”

Newton County Jail, Georgia
Sammy Banks, Captain

“NaphCare has consistently maintained the highest levels of care within the Mobile County Metro Jail and have helped us to achieve and maintain NCCHC accreditation since 2018. Inside the jail, they have risen to meet medical challenges and emergencies on a daily basis. Outside, they have worked to build and maintain a beneficial partnership with our local health department. In all our dealings with NaphCare, they have proven to be compassionate and dedicated professionals and are an invaluable asset to our jail. I hold our NaphCare team in the highest regards and have the utmost confidence in their abilities.”

Mobile County Metro Jail, Alabama
Sam Houston, Warden

"Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Jail has been nothing but pleased with the partnership with NaphCare. We were impressed immediately by how NaphCare handles a transition; within hours they were set up and fully functioning without any impact to operations. This professionalism and motivation continues today in the outstanding medical care NaphCare provides to those incarcerated in our jail, including a new Medical Assisted Treatment program. We are grateful to have NaphCare as part of our community and family."

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Jail, Washington
Lt. Penelope Sapp

"Yes, I would recommend the stock pharmacy approach to any facility NaphCare serves. Although initial transition costs for pharmaceuticals increased (to stock the shelves), we can now clearly see that it has been a cost saving measure compared to our previous pharmacy service. I’ll admit that I was skeptical when HSA John Ackerman first approached me with this idea of stock medications. However, I’m glad I listened to him and know now that it not only resulted in cost savings, but also made it so much more efficient for NaphCare to process the medication orders/billing."

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington
Chief Chris Sweet

"We are excited about the success of the Behavioral Health Unit in our Detention Center. It was eye-opening and extraordinary to see each resident's progress after participating in the 8-week program. We are thankful for our contracted medical services provider, NaphCare, and the staff's work to make this program successful. As always, we are better together and stronger together."

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina
Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr.

“There are very few companies willing to perform this kind of care. The insurance required to perform correctional healthcare is incredibly expensive. NaphCare continues to be one of the top jail healthcare businesses in the country and we are fortunate to be able to renew their contract.”

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio
Michael Colbert, Administrator

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