Medical care at GCTC is more than just administering prescribed and over the counter medications. We have four med passes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime where youth receive their prescribed medications and/or over the counter medications as indicated by our standing orders.
Upon admission to the GCTC campus, all eligible youth have Medicaid applied for them. Once Medicaid is established, our Medicaid Coordinator ensures the youths are set up with the appropriate primary care physician and dentist. The medical department staff includes a nurse who is on-call twenty-four hours a day outside of being on campus, and medical assistants. The medical staff, under the direction of our contracted medical director and PCP, are responsible for making required appointments and transporting the youth to those off campus appointments, timely and safely. The medical department also administers minor treatments for injury and illnesses, within their scope of practice, and has an on-site infirmary the youth can stay in if illnesses are not emergent but need a little extra care. We utilize our nearest hospital ERs and specialists for major or emergency medical needs. As required, appointments for annual physicals and eye exams, biannual dental exams and treatment, psychiatric and “sick calls” are made as needed to keep the youth safe and healthy. Youth also receive medical trainings/education such as Stop the Bleed and STI/D awareness, just to name a couple.