Correctional Managed Health Care

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Established as a Memorandum of Agreement with UConn Health and the Connecticut Department of Correction, the Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC) program provides comprehensive managed health care for inmates in 15 facilities statewide at 29 DOC-contracted halfway houses and at John Dempsey Hospital. Specialized services include:

  • Specialized care clinics for inmates with chronic, significant medical conditions
  • Mental health services available at all prisons and jails, with comprehensive mental health programs at Osborn, Northern, York, Manson Youth, MacDougall-Walker, and Garner
  • Hospice programs at MacDougall/Walker, York and Osborn
  • Sex offender programs at six facilities

In FY 2016, there were 12,581 visits for care at specialty clinics in CDOC facilities (orthopedic services, infectious diseases/HIV, optometry, podiatry, surgery, OB/GYN, and chronic care).

In FY 2016 there were 187,157 visits to social workers, psychologists and psychiatric nurse clinicians, including 20,579 suicide risk assessments. In addition, there were 19,677 visits to psychiatrists and 17,935 visits to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

In FY 2016, 14 dentists and 16 dental assistants performed 19,933 assessments, and conducted 17,036 procedures.

Correctional Managed Health Care offers nursing, medical, dental, mental health, technical, administrative and clerical areas a variety of career opportunities in a stimulating, independent and multifaceted workplace. CMHC employees enjoy an extensive benefit package. In addition, various CMHC positions offer 20-year hazardous duty retirement, shift differentials, meal allowance and recruitment and retention bonus.

Information for Completing your Search/Application Process

You must have an email address to continue with the application process.
You will be asked to create a user name and password. Please remember your user name and password for future reference.

Please fill out the application completely. If you are attaching a resume please be certain to answer each question on the application in addition to attaching the resume. Please do not state “see resume” in place of information completed on the application.

  • You will need your resume, if you have one, a list of professional references, any license or certification numbers you may have and your work history. The best references come from former supervisors.
  • Some of our positions require taking and passing a State Employment Examination and may also require a current Connecticut professional license. Requirements for each position are explained in the specific job posting.
  • All candidates are subject to criminal background and federal sanctions checks as well as a pre-employment physical inclusive of drug screening.

To foster a positive workplace experience, candidates chosen for a CMHC position are required to attend a UConn Health two-day New Employee Orientation Program. Clerical employees are also required to attend a six-day training class and all direct care staff are required to attend a six-week orientation program with the Department of Correction.