Division of Correctional Health Services
The Clinical Services Bureau is now the Division of Correctional Health Services.
New name, new department, new vision.
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In July 2023, the Utah Department of Corrections Clinical Services Bureau transferred responsibilities to the Department of Health and Human Services as a new Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS). The 2 departments will work together in a partnership to provide safety and care for the incarcerated population as the transition finalizes over the next year.
CHS will operate infirmaries at both the Utah State Correctional Facility and the Central Utah Correctional Facility. The infirmaries are certified by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and offer comprehensive, on-site medical care where medical staff can treat or stabilize inmates needing health care.
Vision: Where we are going
To deliver whole person, data-driven care, which will improve health and safety outcomes while individuals are incarcerated, and as they transition to their communities.
Mission: What we do every day
We improve the lives of staff and individuals who are incarcerated and promote public safety by delivering safe and effective integrated healthcare.
Family medical line
Infectious disease services
Mental/Behavioral health care
Chronic care management
Under State law, inmates are assessed a $5 co-pay for primary medical and dental care and are charged a $2 co-pay for prescription medication. When an inmate receives care in the community, he or she is responsible for 10 percent of the costs, with a cap of $2,000 per fiscal year. An inmate who has assets exceeding $200,000 upon arrival at the prison is expected to pay costs of all medical and dental care up to 20 percent of his or her total asset value. Offenders pay 50 percent of the cost for braces, eyeglasses, prosthetics and medical supplies. Offenders are responsible for 100 percent of the cost for dentures.
That said, health care is considered a basic need and is provided to every inmate regardless of ability to pay
Frequently asked questions
Correctional Health Services Director: Dr. Marcus Wisner
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) appointed Dr. Marcus Wisner to serve as director of the Division of Clinical Health Services.
Prior to this role, Dr. Wisner served as the dental director for UDC. He oversaw the modernization of the dental program and the integration of dental health into the greater health care picture. He developed and refined the facial trauma service and implemented treatment and pharmacy formularies increasing the rates of predictable, positive outcomes.
Dr. Wisner is a colonel in the Utah Army National Guard. He currently serves as commander of the Medical Readiness Command. He has held several successful leadership roles in the Army, most recently serving as Commander, U.S. Medical Forces-Humanitarian and Civic Assistance-Morocco.
Dr. Wisner earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health and Science University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
Dr. Wisner enjoys time with his family. He is an avid trail runner, BBQ enthusiast and sore jiu jitsu practitioner.