Montford Unit

Access to High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care

The Correctional Managed Health Care program is a partnership among the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. The partnership is responsible for providing comprehensive health care services to adult offenders incarcerated in Texas state prisons. The partnership is operated under the guidance of the legislatively established Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, under the direction of TDCJ. All partners share the primary goal of providing access to high-quality, low-cost health care.

  • TTUHSC is a nationally recognized leader in correctional health care.
  • Providing coverage for more than 32,000 state offenders in West Texas. 
  • Providing health services for offenders housed in TDCJ correctional facilities since 1989.
  • TDJC facilities receiving TTUHSC services are accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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We get the value of a health care entity providing health care services versus the correctional system, plus we have a better alligned compensation system in place because hospitals and universities are running the program. It's a win-win situation.

Owen Murray, D.O., MBA

Executive Director of Clinical Services, Chief Physician Executive UTMB Correctional Managed Care Program


Managed Care Principles

  • Utilization management
  • Preferred provider networks
  • Institutional committees / peer reviews
  • Population health management