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Health & Rehabilitation Services

The Alaska Department of Corrections is responsible for providing medical, behavioral health, dental, vision, and pharmaceutical services to individuals incarcerated in Alaska's State operated correctional facilities.

HARS Mission Statement:

We provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach. We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.

HARS Vision Statement:

We are committed to the wellbeing of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections. Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner. We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.

HARS Core Values:
  • RESPECT: Treat each other and our patients with dignity.
  • INTEGRITY: Honor our commitment to those we serve. Guard their Eighth Amendment rights and ensure we are good stewards of the public trust.
  • COMPASSION: Observe, listen, understand and assist without judgement, regardless of their circumstance. Honor inmate families’ concerns and be responsive to their needs.
  • TEAMWORK: Cooperate and work side by side for the common good of our patients, the Division and the Department.
  • SAFETY: Practice responsibly and ensure a safe environment for our patients, our colleagues and ourselves.
  • GROWTH: Use best practices and embrace opportunities to learn and improve; never be satisfied with “good enough.”

Laura Brooks, M.S., L.P.A.
Director/Health Care Administrator
Phone: 907-269-7300
laura.brooks@alaska.gov

Dr. Robert Lawrence
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Phone: 907-269-7300
robert.lawrence@alaska.gov

Kimberly Culross, BSN, RN-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Phone: 907-269-7300
kimberly.culross@alaska.gov

Adam Rutherford, M.Ed.
Chief Mental Health Officer
Phone: 907-269-7320
adam.rutherford@alaska.gov

Nekeysha Taylor, M.S.W.
Medical Social Worker
Phone: 907-269-7300
nekeysha.taylor@alaska.gov

Cynthia Boyett
Medical Record Administrator
Phone: 907-269-4245
cynthia.boyett@alaska.gov

Ed Webster
Criminal Justice Planner for Sex Offender Management
Phone: 907-269-7416 | Fax: 907-269-7420
edward.webster@alaska.gov

Autumn Vea, MA, CDCA
Criminal Justice Planner for Substance Abuse Treatment
Phone: 907-269-7417
autumn.vea@alaska.gov

Heather Phelps, MA, LPC
Criminal Justice Planner for Mental Health
Phone: 907-269-7320
heather.phelps@alaska.gov

Marian Lilley, LPC, CDCII
Mental Health Release Program Supervisor
Phone:907-269-7320
marian.lilley@alaska.gov

All prisoner health care records are the property of The State of Alaska. The information contained in the record is confidential in nature and will not be released outside the Department without the specific approval of the individual concerned, utilizing a properly executed Authorization for Release of Personal Medical Information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

The completed form should be mailed to:

Alaska Department of Corrections Health Information Services
Anchorage Correctional Complex East
1400 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone: 907-269-4245
Fax: 907-269-4244

+ Health & Rehabilitation Services

NOTE: All facilities have a 24-hour Physician On-Call system for additional support.

Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Nome (AMCC)
  • Contract medical services
  • 10 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic, CRC
Anchorage Correctional Complex
  • .5 physician
  • 2 FT health practitioners
  • 24 hour nursing for ACCE
  • 18 hour nursing coverage for ACCW
  • 5 medical units: Booking, Medical Segregation, ACCE Medical Clinic, ACCW Medical Clinic, CRC
Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC)
  • 1 FT health practitioner
  • 18 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic, CRC
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Eagle River (HMCC)
  • 1 FT health practitioner
  • .25 physician
  • 18 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Ketchikan Correctional Center (KCC)
  • Contract medical services
  • 10 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Juneau (LCCC)
  • Contract medical services
  • 16 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic, CRC
Mat Su Pretrial (MSPT)
  • .25 health practitioner
  • 10 hour nursing coverage
Palmer Correctional Center (PCC)
  • .75 health practitioner
  • 18 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Pt McKenzie Work Farm
  • 7.5 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Spring Creek Correctional Center, Seward (SCCC)
  • 1 FT health practitioner
  • 21 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Wildwood Correctional Center, Kenai (WWCC)
  • .75 health practitioner
  • 20 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic
Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center, Bethel (YKCC)
  • .75 health practitioner
  • 10 hour nursing coverage
  • Medical clinic, CRC
+ Institutional Mental Health Services
Anchorage Correctional Complex East (ACC-E)
  • On-site ½ time psychiatrist
  • 3 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 2 MHCIIs) providing assessments, crisis intervention, release planning, groups for open population
  • 1 FT contract discharge planner coordinating community services for mentally ill offenders with quick releases back into the community
Anchorage Correctional Complex West (ACC-W)
  • 24-hour, 28-bed in-patient acute care psychiatric unit for men
  • 24-hour, 32-bed sub-acute care treatment unit for men
  • On-site ¾ time psychiatrist; ½ time psychiatric advanced nurse practitioner
  • 4 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 2 MHCII, 1 PCII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment &; release planning, individual counseling and groups for acute care psychiatric unit.
  • 2 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 1 MHCII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning for the sub-acute care unit as well as for open population & segregation.
  • ½ time dual diagnosis psychological counselor providing screening, assessments, treatment & release planning for acute care psychiatric unit.
  • 24-hour psychiatric nursing (6 FTEs)
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Eagle River (HMCC)
  • 24-hour, 15-bed in-patient acute care psychiatric unit for women.
  • 20-bed sub-acute care special needs house for women
  • On-site ¾ time psychiatrist; ½ time psychiatric advanced nurse practitioner
  • 3 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 2 MHCIIs) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning, individual counseling and groups for acute care psychiatric unit, sub-acute unit, segregation & open population.
  • ½ time dual diagnosis psychological counselor providing screening, assessments, treatment & release planning for acute care psychiatric unit and sub-acute unit.
  • 24-hour psychiatric nursing (5 FTEs)
Spring Creek Correctional Center, Seward (SCCC)
  • 60-bed sub-acute care special needs house for men
  • 4 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 2 MHCIIs, 1 PCII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning and groups for sub-acute unit, open population and segregation.
  • 1 contracted substance abuse counselor
  • Telepsychiatry
Palmer Correctional Center (PCC) & Mat Su Pretrial (MSPT)
  • 30-bed sub-acute care special needs house for men
  • PT psychiatric advanced nurse practitioner
  • 2 FT clinicians (1 MHCIII, 1 MHCII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning and groups for sub-acute unit, open population & segregation.
Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Nome (AMCC)
  • Contract with local community mental health center to provide assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing mental health treatment when necessary.
  • Telepsychiatry
Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC)
  • 1 FT clinician (MHCIII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning and groups for open population & segregation.
  • Telepsychiatry
Ketchikan Correctional Center (KCC)
  • Contract with local community mental health center to provide assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing mental health treatment when necessary.
  • Telepsychiatry
Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Juneau (LCCC)
  • 1 FT clinician (MHCIII) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning and groups for open population and segregation.
  • Telepsychiatry
Wildwood Correctional Center, Kenai (WWCC)
  • 2 FT clinicians (2 MHCIIIs) providing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment & release planning and groups for open population and segregation.
  • Telepsychiatry
Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center, Bethel (YKCC)
  • 1 PT clinician (MHCII) to provide assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing mental health treatment when necessary.
  • Telepsychiatry
+ Mental Health Release Programs

1 FT clinician (MHCIII) oversees release planning for mentally ill offenders returning to the community through four DOC release programs. All programs coordinate referral and community based treatment for individuals released back into the community from a correctional facility. All program participants must meet diagnostic criteria and require the approval of project staff for entry.

Institutional Discharge Project Plus (IDP+)

2 FT clinicians (MHCII) & 2 FT Mental Health Probation Officers provide legal and clinical supervision to up to 90 mentally ill felons released on parole/probation in Anchorage

  • Must be released on felony probation or parole in Anchorage.
  • Must have a psychotic disorder.
  • Treatment plan and monitoring coordinated by DOC IDP+ Coordinator working with community agencies and DOC mental health probation officers.
Jail Alternative Services (JAS)

2 FT clinicians (MHCIIs) provide clinical supervision to up to 60 mentally ill misdemeanants released to court ordered community treatment in Anchorage

  • Voluntary Program, post charge, but can be in or out of custody to be considered.
  • Must agree to sentencing in the Mental Health Court and follow treatment recommendations.
  • Must have a psychotic disorder, or serious mental illness or organic impairment to be eligible.
  • Treatment plan and compliance with court conditions is monitored by DOC JAS Case Coordinators working with community-based agencies, defense attorney, prosecution and Judge.
  • Participants appear in court for regular status hearings.
APIC Reentry Initiative (Assess, Plan, Identify, Coordinate)

2 FT clinicians (1 MHCII, 1 PCII) provide release planning and service coordination for offenders with mental illness who are returning to the community but who are not otherwise JAS or IDP+ eligible

  • Links offenders who meet clinical and legal eligibility criteria to community based services
  • Must be mentally ill offender who will release to services with community provider with DOC contract.
  • Must be incarcerated at time of referral; can be misdemeanor or felon.
  • Intake into program occurs up to 90 days < release, with continuing services up to 60 days > release.
  • Funds pay for non-Medicaid billable services.
  • Goal to link individual to community treatment services, medication, entitlement benefits if eligible, vocational training or work if able, and housing. DOC coordinates SSA and APA applications for eligible individuals.
  • DOC contracts with community agencies in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Mat-Su Valley.
  • If in Anchorage, must be eligible for services through an APIC contract with ACMHS, Assets, Arc, or Hope.
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