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Scott R. Frakes, Director

Scott R. Frakes, Director

Appointed: February 2, 2015

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

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Health Services


The Health Services Department of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services provides humane, comprehensive, and integrated health care, including program opportunities consistent with the standards of quality and scope of services found in the community to promote the health and well being of those placed in our custody.


Inmate Health Plan



The Health Services Department strives to continually improve the health of the individual placed in our custody by developing integrated delivery systems that efficiently provide a continuum of needed, accessible and quality health  services.




The Health Services Department believes in fostering excellence through:

  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Cost efficiency, effectiveness, and appropriate utilization of resources
  • Flexibility
  • Open communication and  mutual respect
  • Recruiting and retaining high quality staff
  • Cooperative partnerships and teamwork
  • Ownership and commitment
  • Diversity


The Health Services Department believes in delivering services:

  • Responsively
  • With care and compassion
  • In a seamless continuum
  • In an efficient and effective manner
  • In partnership with community resources
  • Through holistic and preventative philosophies
  • Which promote rehabilitation and re-entry into society
  • Which encourage inmates to share responsibility in their health care and well-being

Personal and Professional Growth

The Health Services Department believes that personal and professional growth entails:

  • Building and expanding knowledge, skills, and abilities through educational and training opportunities
  • Developing leadership potential
  • Fostering accountability


The Health Services Department believes that credibility requires:

  • Reliable, consistent service
  • The community standard of care
  • Quality services
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity