The Department of Family and Community Medicine provides health care services for the inmates at the Winnebago County Justice Center and Juvenile Detention Center. Since 2005, the department coordinates and provides health care services including medical care, dental care, medicine, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical services. Dr. Mitch King serves as our current medical director and is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and a family medicine physician at the Mile Square Health Center–L P. Johnson Rockford clinic. The Correctional Health Care Services team consists of nurses, nurse practitioners, medical/nursing assistants, family medicine physicians, physical therapist, and dentist. “Our commitment to providing health care services to the men, women and youth served by Winnebago County correctional facilities remains strong,” says Joseph Garry, MD, head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. “Correctional medicine is a challenging field and this relationship allows us to not only provide quality care, but also allows our resident physicians and medical students to gain experience with underserved populations under the guidance of our faculty.”
Tricia Corrigan, FNP-BC, serves as the Director of Clinical Activities at the Winnebago County Justice Center.