The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office hopes to reduce the cost of providing medical care for inmates in the Dickson County Jail by about $200,000 in contracting with a new company next year. The county commission voted unanimously Monday night to switch from Southern Health Partners to Correct Health starting Feb. 1, 2014, to provide medical services at the jail. After requesting proposals, Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe told the commission’s work session that he recommends changing to Correct Health at the expiration of the current contract. Correct Health’s proposal to provide 24/7 healthcare services with pharmacy coverage was priced at $754,969. The sheriff’s office spent $960,000 in 2011-12 and $953,000 in 2012-13 with Southern Health Partners. Bledsoe said Correct Health’s proposal met all the requirements he was seeking and “stands out above the others.” The plan to switch to Correct Health faces a final vote at the commission’s Oct. 21 meeting pending the county attorney’s approval of a contract. Bledsoe said the county must give Southern Health Partners a written notice of its intent to end the current contract 60 days prior to its scheduled expiration on Jan. 31.