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YesCare awarded contract for healthcare services in Louisville

YesCare has successfully serviced Kentucky for more than 30 years; adds medical and behavioral healthcare service contract with Louisville Metro Department of Corrections increasing its scope in Bluegrass State


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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — YesCare, pioneer and foremost provider of correctional healthcare in the United States as a company built on more than 40 years of innovation and earned expertise in the industry, officially announced today that it was awarded the contract to provide comprehensive medical and behavioral healthcare services within the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

The contract, which includes approximately 1,300 inmates, commenced on March 1st of this year. YesCare has over 30 years of providing correctional healthcare services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky primarily through a long-term, successful medical and behavioral health partnership with Lexington-Fayette County. In this partnership, YesCare formulated its Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, which has since been rolled out across its footprint and heralded as a national model for treatment.

“YesCare is very proud of the pioneering work we have done in the state of Kentucky through Lexington County, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand these services to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections,” said Jeff Sholey, CEO of YesCare. “We want to continue to be a long-term partner in the Bluegrass State to improve health outcomes and reentry services for the population we serve. We’re excited to get to work on this expanded scope in Kentucky.”

As the leading US correctional healthcare provider, YesCare synthesizes best practices and industry-leading approaches to correctional healthcare to provide the very best care possible to incarcerated individuals at competitive rates for our government partners.

In its behavioral health role, YesCare offers comprehensive behavioral health services based on early and thorough screening and assessment of distress, disorder and risk. Prevention, treatment, health education, continuity of care and community reintegration services are central to our approach.

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About YesCare

YesCare is an industry leader providing comprehensive healthcare and reentry services to incarcerated individuals. For over 40 years, YesCare has provided expert medical, dental, and behavioral health services to more than 1 million patients at 475 correctional facilities across the country. Its mission is to provide exceptional care, put patient’s health and safety first, and break the cycle of recidivism while helping to improve the communities where they live and work.