NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services has the unique opportunity to cushion the impact of incarceration and the responsibility to address the health needs of patients to better prepare them to leave jail and not return.
Our work includes the following.
Enhanced Pre-Arraignment Screening Services (EPASS) screen for and provide limited treatment of medical and mental health conditions to enable individuals in custody to proceed through their arraignment processing and, for consenting patients, expedite connection with their attorney about alternatives to detention. EPASS locations are in the courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens; and the Bronx in late 2019.
Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation Court Clinics (FPECC) conduct court-ordered psychiatric evaluations of adult criminal defendants related to competence to stand trial or pre-sentencing investigations. FPECC locations are in the courthouses in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Jail Health Services offer a full range of health care to all persons in the custody of the NYC Department of Correction, including the following:
Point of Re-entry and Transition (PORT) program is a collaboration among CHS and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County hospitals. PORT was created to help support and sustain successful re-entry into the community following incarceration in the City’s system. PORT includes: