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.

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.

Dental clinic

Clinic hallway

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, 7days 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.