Earlier this month, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, and Wellpath announced the opening of the South County Detention Facility, the newest jail in Tulare County. The additional facility was years in the making and made possible with the commitment between Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Wellpath, its medical service provider.
“We are fortunate to be able to work with such an excellent team,” says Kevin Silveira, Wellpath Health Services Administrator. “Wellpath is excited by the partnership and continued growth with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.”
The $77 million facility is state-of-the-art and will be able to hold up to 519 inmates. The new facility will house inmates as they await trial at the Porterville Courthouse, a few miles away. Wellpath will provide Medical, Mental Health, and Dental Services, continuing its commitment to quality, compassionate care for every patient.