Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Medical Provider

The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office welcomes Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. as the new medical provider for the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

A $5.78 million contract between the City of Virginia Beach and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH) started May 1, 2022. ACH, based in Franklin, Tenn., had been working at the jail on an interim contract since Feb. 1, 2022.

The contract, executed through the City’s procurement process, is for one year with an option for four one-year extensions. Under the contract, ACH is responsible for providing medical, mental health, dental, pharmaceutical, laboratory, dialysis and other ancillary services for the jail’s 1,040 inmates.

ACH replaced Richmond-based MEDIKO, which provided medical care at the Correctional Center from Aug. 1, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2022, when its $6.4 million annual contract expired.

The City received six responsive proposals for the contract, including from ACH. The Purchasing Division awarded the contract based on the input of an evaluation committee that rated the respondents’ proposals on their experience, capability, services to be provided and price.

“ACH is a welcome addition to the Virginia Beach Correctional Center,” said Sheriff Ken Stolle. “We are always looking to provide the best taxpayer value and quality of care for the inmate population, and we are excited to work with ACH to accomplish those goals.”

The contract is attached here.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare is a woman-owned company, operating healthcare teams and customized programs in a variety of correctional settings. ACH has more than 1,100 employees, who treat an average daily population of more than 32,000 patients in more 330+ correctional facilities across 18 states.

ACH is the only correctional healthcare company to have won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics and is the only company in the industry to be certified for seven years in a row as a Great Place to Work. ACH has also been awarded the Silver Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health from Mental Health America. The company offers healthcare, behavioral health, electronic medical records, customized training programs, management services for human resources, payroll, medical claims re-pricing and expert witness services.

“We are grateful the City of Virginia Beach has put their trust in us,” said Jessica Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACH. “Our work is challenging, and it takes special people to do what we do, but our team has the best work ethic in the industry. We are proud of the services we offer, from medical and behavioral health care for our incarcerated patients to officer and first responder wellness programs.”

Any questions or requests for additional information from the news media may be directed to Civilian Public Information Officer Toni Guagenti at or Sworn Public Information Officer Margie Hobbs at or 757-385-8446.

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