Correctional Medicine


Welcome to the Office of Correctional Medicine at SIU Medicine. Our diverse team is made up of talented providers and professionals who support and advocate for the health of incarcerated and justice-involved individuals throughout Illinois.  

We collaborate with law enforcement and the Illinois Department of Corrections to improve health outcomes and promote continuity of care for this special and at-risk population. We’re also proud to provide unique research and career opportunities for our growing staff.

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Join our growing team

The Office of Correctional Medicine is comprised of talented and compassionate team members who are committed to improving health care outcomes for justice-involved individuals. It provides a unique career as a health care professional and the opportunity to work in an energetic, stimulating, multidisciplinary workplace. Applicants interested in applying for positions within the Office of Correctional Medicine should click here to view a list of current openings.


Quality health care for justice-involved people

SIU School of Medicine is a renowned leader in medical innovation, education, training and research, and its mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community. This will serve as the foundation to providing quality health care to justice-involved individuals and will be done with board-certified physicians, advanced practice providers and scientists, integrated health care learning opportunities, research of the causes and cures of disease, and peer support programming to improve health care outcomes and provide continuity of care as individuals return home. Partnering with the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide health care to justice-involved individuals is partnering with Illinois communities – the communities that SIU School of Medicine currently serves.

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Hotline for IDOC

The Correctional Medicine IDOC COVID-19 Help Line will be operational 24-hours a day during the pandemic The Office of Correctional Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Internal Medicine

Corrections, SIU Medicine partnering to improve health care delivery in state facilities

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are partnering to provide health care for individuals at state correctional facilities. “We are eager