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About Medical Services Bureau

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Medical Services Bureau is the largest correctional medical services provider of its type in the world, and the second largest unit of command in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. It employs a broad range of medical professionals, and due to projected expansion of services, we are currently hiring. We are currently looking for motivated medical professionals to join our team.

The Medical Services Bureau provides health care services for all inmates housed within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jail system. Medical staffs are responsible for the quality of health care in all of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department medical facilities. Along with physicians and nurses, the Medical Services Bureau provides the services of dentists, pharmacies, laboratories, radiology, and health information management services.

Our bureau has become a leader in innovative technology implementing programs such as Jail Health Information System Technologies/Jail Health Information System (JHIS), Automated Drug Packaging (Auto Med), Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS), and JHIS Telemedicine. Currently over 10,000 inmates receive prescribed medications. This, combined with the growing number of daily nursing evaluations and treatments, has resulted in over 8 million inmate contacts per year in all the medical units within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.


The Medical Services Bureau originated under former Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz during the early 1930's The initial contingent of staff was assigned to the Hall of Justice Jail and the Wayside Honor Rancho. The Medical Services Bureau grew rapidly with the addition of each new jail facility


All individuals in custody with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department requesting or requiring medical services will be treated as patients with respect and dignity, and the highest level of care will be provided to those individuals.



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