The medical department is not only for passing out prescribed and/or OTC medications. Along with that, we also treat minor injuries for youth and staff, schedule all medical, dental and other health related medical appointments. With our contracted medical director, we have the ability to have virtual medical appointments at almost any time for almost any ailment out of our scope. The department also has a sick bay area for youth that are quarantined for one reason or another. While in 'sickbay' they are under the watchful eyes of medical personnel, with 24 hour supervision. Emergency healthcare is provided by our local emergency departments and dental offices.
We offer a TXHS well child check clinic, once a month where youth can receive missing immunizations and the seasonal flu shot. At least once a quarter, we provide STI education and ongoing medical/health education such as sleep hygiene on an individual basis.
Medical personnel are on campus Monday through Friday from 630a to 830p with the Medical Supervisor being on call 24/7. This is just a sample of the services GCTC Medical department provides for our youth and staff.