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Health Service Corps
"We provide compassionate medical attention to the men and women in ICE’s care."

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC) provides direct care to approximately 13,500 detainees housed at 21 designated facilities throughout the Nation to include medical, dental and mental health care, and public health services. IHSC also provides medical case management and oversight for an additional 15,000 detainees housed at approximately 119 non-IHSC staffed detention facilities across the country. In addition, IHSC oversees the financial authorization and payment for off-site specialty and emergency care services for detainees in ICE custody.

ICE Health Service Corps also provides medical support during flight and sea operations through the IHSC Special Medical Operations Unit. This unit consists of specially trained PHS officers who, in addition to meeting the medical needs of detainees, serve as liaisons between law enforcement officials and other key stakeholders.

IHSC is committed to providing health care services to reduce global disease and support the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/21/2020