Correct Care Australasia provides primary health services to the privately operated Ravenhall Correctional Centre and two Youth Justice Precincts, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct & Parkville Youth Justice Precinct. Primary health services are extensive and equivalent to those accessible in community settings, including a full range of allied health services and minor procedures.
Correct Care Australasia employs division 1 and 2 registered and mental health nurses . Most have a varied and wide experience to deal with a comprehensive range of health needs. Their responsibilities include: assessment of physical and psychiatric health needs; management of medical and psychiatric emergencies; suicide prevention; infection control; emergency care; health education to prisoners in areas such as sexual health, men’s health, young person’s health, HIV, pharmacotherapy and medication management; pathology collection and the overall administration of the healthcare facilities.
General practitioner services
Regular medical sessions are provided at each site. After-hours medical care and referral to secondary and tertiary services is also organised to ensure a high quality of medical care consistent with community standards.
Allied health services
Correct Care Australasia provides dental, optical, podiatry, physiotherapy and audiology care through locally contracted providers.
Mental health services
Primary mental healthcare is provided by mental health nursing staff employed by Correct Care Australasia. Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners, provided by Forensicare and Orygen at Ravenhall and Youth Justice Precincts respectively, work in partnership with general practitioners and mental health nursing staff in caring for patients experiencing mental illness.