Juvenile Detention Center

Medical Care

(616) 632-5779

Medical staff examine juveniles within 24 hours of being admitted. There is a routine physical examination which includes a tuberculosis (TB) test and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.  Our dentist is here one day a month.  He does a dental examination and some dental repair.

Medical Staff Examining Juvenile

Nursing staff are on duty from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday.  Clinic medical doctors see juveniles in Detention twice a week, and our doctor is always on call.  Medical staff verify all medical prescriptions and obtain any needed prescriptions.  If a child becomes ill or has an accident, the facilities of local hospitals are used.  If such an emergency happens, parents are immediately notified by a shift supervisor or probation officer.

Nursing Staff in Office

Mental Health Care

(616) 632-5754
(616) 632-5763

Network 180 is contracted to provide on-site crisis intervention services and assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  During routine on-site time, mental health clinicians provide mental health and/or substance abuse assessment; brief, focused mental health intervention; crisis intervention; psychiatric evaluation, and coordination of mental health and/or substance abuse services with parents, probation officers, the Department of Human Services workers, and other professionals involved with the juveniles in Detention.