CA Prison Health Care Facility Improvement Program

Program overview

Since 2004, Vanir has been providing master planning and program/ project/ construction management services for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation statewide program, to ensure that constitutionally-adequate medical, mental health, and dental health care is provided for inmates at the 33 prisons. The program approach uses a defined and standardized clinical model, based on clinical utilization metrics and health standards being applied consistently to each prison.

Through collaborative discussions with the health care providers and managers, our team developed master plans, project level budgets, and master schedules to upgrade the facilities to appropriate standards.

The project scope of each prison includes a combination of additions and renovations to existing structures, and construction of new health care facilities. Improvements are being made to the medication distribution departments, primary care and specialty clinics, emergency services, health records, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, health screenings, and health care administration.


Various throughout California


California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), formerly California Prison Health Care Receivership Corp. (CPR)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

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Construction Cost

$850 million




33 state prisons
Approximately 800,000 square feet of renovation / new construction

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