Pioneering a Constitutional Level of Care in a Healing Environment
CHCF-Stockton was designed and constructed to consolidate facilities for long-term medical inmate-patients, as well as acute and intermediate mental health inmate-patients in one central location for more efficient and cost-effective delivery of services. The new, sub-acute health care facility will allow California Prison Health Care Services to provide the required Constitutional level of care to inmate patients from across the state.
Inmate-Patients Work with Staff to Achieve Mutually-Established Recovery Goals
CHCF provides quality care within the context of a correctional setting appropriate to the inmate-patient population. From planning and design, through organization, staffing and operations, this facility emphasizes an environment conducive to appropriate levels of treatment, and programs for both medical and mental health inmate-patients. The project is designed to create a healing environment based on principles of evidence-based design, which contribute to improvements such as decreased lengths of stay and reduced infection rates.
Designed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the facility provides for the long-term care needed for a rapidly aging inmate population—with a wide variety of serious and chronic medical and mental health issues—in a safe and secure environment. CHCF represents the initial implementation of the CDCR Medical Classification System. Inmate patients who qualify to be admitted for treatment at CHCF are encouraged to take individual responsibility for managing and achieving recovery goals mutually established with healthcare professionals.
The 111,483 m 2 project was designed with sustainable features and received LEED Silver certification.