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California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) was established to oversee and provide a constitutionally appropriate level of health care in all 35 adult prisons operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation throughout California.  To fulfill this mission, we have improved our day-to-day health care operations ensuring that our patients have timely access to safe, efficient medical care.

CCHCS provides dedicated health care executives the opportunity to join an organization committed to change management, process improvement, and better health outcomes in one of the following roles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Medical Executive
  • Chief Nurse Executive
  • Chief Support Executive


Plus, with 35 facilities throughout California, we have a location that’s sure to fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking the relaxed charm of the Central Coast, the classic California dream of Southern California, the arts and innovative culture found in the San Francisco Bay Area, the natural beauty and wonder of the southern deserts, the tight-knit communities of the Central Valley, or the rugged outdoor lifestyle of Northern California, you’ll find it with CCHCS!


In return for your efforts, we offer a positive work-life balance with all of the security that comes with State employment, including:

  • Generous piad time off and holiday schedule
  • Secure State of CA pension that vests in five years
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement plans - tax defer up to $48k per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • And much more

Our Commitment to Quality

Whether through the implementation of annual Performance Improvement Work Plans at each facility to ensure improvement objectives; the adoption of the Complete Care Model resulting in continuous, integrated, and coordinated care; or the development and utilization of Quality Improvement Tool Kits, CCHCS proactively and continuously seeks to improve the care provided to our diverse patient population.

At every step, our clinicians are provided the tools and infrastructure they need to practice their best medicine, hone diagnostic skills, and further their abilities to treat this varied and complex patient population.



Our facilities are located across the great state of California – from the Oregon border to the Mexico border and everywhere in between.  With so many locations and communities, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!


Northern California

This region includes the Upper Northern region of California offering exceptional natural beauty and charming communities perfect for those seeking an outdoor lifestyle away from urban centers.  Further south, you’ll find the historically rich Northern California that boasts urban, suburban, and rural lifestyle options.

Facilities in this region:

  • Pelican Bay State Prison, Crescent City
  • High Desert State Prison, Susanville
  • California Correctional Center, Susanville
  • Folsom State Prison, Represa
  • California State Prison, Sacramento (New Folsom), Represa
  • Mule Creek State Prison, Ione
  • California Medical Facility, Vacaville
  • California State Prison, Solano, Vacaville
  • Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown
  • California Health Care Facility, Stockton
  • Deuel Vocational Institution, Tracy


Bay Area

If you’re looking for a vibrant, cosmopolitan life set against a backdrop of spectacular vistas, the Bay Area is where you’ll find it.  San Francisco is the jewel of the region, but the area also affords many suburban options as well as the incomparable lifestyle of Marin County.  From Marin to Carmel, this stretch of the Pacific Coast offers an endless variety of breathtaking scenery and stimulating activities.

Facilities in this region:

  • San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin
  • Correctional Training Facility, Soledad
  • Salinas Valley State Prison, Soledad


Central California

From Pismo Beach to Yosemite, Central California offers a wide variety of activities and breathtaking scenery. This diverse region is also home to some of the most established, friendly, and affordable communities in California.  In fact, with such a wide variety of inviting towns, you’re sure to find one that also offers a convenient commute.

Facilities in this region:

  • Valley State Prison, Chowchilla
  • Central California Women's Facility, Chowchilla
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison, Coalinga
  • Avenal State Prison, Avenal
  • Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran
  • California Men's Colony, San Luis Obispo
  • North Kern State Prison, Delano
  • Kern Valley State Prison, Delano
  • Wasco State Prison, Wasco


Southern California

For many years, people have been coming to Southern California for a lifestyle that is the envy of the world.  Whether you choose the mix of urban and suburban lifestyle options of the Los Angeles Basin, the unique natural beauty of the Southern Desert or the ideal year-round climate of San Diego, you’re sure to find the California lifestyle you seek.

Facilities in this region:

  • California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi
  • California City Correctional Facility, California City
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County, Lancaster
  • California Institution for Men, Chino
  • California Institution for Women, Corona
  • California Rehabilitation Center, Norco
  • Ironwood State Prison, Blythe
  • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Blythe
  • Calipatria State Prison, Calipatria
  • Centinela State Prison, Imperial
  • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego 
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