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Hamilton County Juvenile Court Cincinnati, Ohio

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Medical Department

In addition to medical evaluation and treatment for our residents, the Medical Department is approved for on-site dental services. A staff psychiatrist also provides on-site psychiatric services, which includes evaluations, psychotherapy, multidisciplinary and family conferences, and pharmacotherapy.

 MEDICAL DEPARTMENT DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

Health screenings are performed on new admissions 24 hours daily. The screening consists of questions to identify immediate health problems, to identify the presence of infectious diseases, and to assess fitness for placement in the general housing population. The medical history elicits information regarding current health concerns, exposure to sexually transmitted infections, psychiatric history (including previous suicide attempts), and substance abuse. The physical examination is performed by the Nurse Practitioners and physicians from Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) Teen Health Clinic. Laboratory testing is done on-site and with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Health Department and Kilbourne Laboratory. Licensed Practical Nurses administer medications and treatments. Individual and group health education and counseling is provided. University Hospital, CHMC, and Elm Street Dental Clinic provide emergency services.  Outpatient Clinics at University Hospital and CHMC are utilized for non-emergency follow-up care, which includes Trauma, Surgery, Orthopedic, Hand Surgery, Oral Surgery, and Teen Pregnancy.

DRUG, ALCOHOL, & MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS UPON INTAKE

The Medical Department responds to the Intake Office whenever a youth is suspected of ingesting drugs or alcohol, has sustained an injury, or has a pre-existing condition that may require hospitalization. A determination is made by the Youth Center nursing staff to accept the youth or have the youth transported to the hospital for assessment and treatment.

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