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Healthcare in Mississippi

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The Mississippi State Health Department is responsible for the health, safety and well being of the people of the state of Mississippi. For the health benefits of the people, the department administers services and programs such as disease surveillance, disease and injury prevention, immunizations, and programs for women, infants and children. The department strives to meet the health needs of citizens, provide treatment to those who have unique needs and protect and care for the most vulnerable citizens of the state.

Contact Details
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-576-7400
Website: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/

For telephone directory click here

Hospitals in Mississippi

Hospitals in Mississippi provide quality health care to the citizens of the state. The Mississippi hospitals provide emergency, inpatient, outpatient care and diagnostic every day to those in need. The hospitals in Mississippi are well equipped with state of art technology and provide committed services to the patients. Mentioned below are the topmost hospitals in Mississippi known for giving outstanding services to the people of the state.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

The hospital strives to provide quality healthcare and other services to patients. The University of Mississippi Medical Center represents more than 125 medical specialties. As part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical center, UMMC includes Mississippi’s only Level 1 trauma hospital. It is the largest treatment, diagnostic and referral care system in the state, with a total of 722 beds.

Contact Details
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Phone: 601-984-2150
Website: http://www.ummchealth.com/

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi

One of the fastest growing hospitals in the region, the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is a 217-bed health care center offering services to the northern third of Mississippi. Baptist North Mississippi has over 90 medical and surgical specialists with specialization in areas such as cardiology, radiation oncology, and neurosurgery.

Contact Details
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-232-8100
Email: info.northmiss@bmhcc.org
Website: http://www.baptistonline.org/north-mississippi/

Memorial Hospital

Memorial is a not-for profit medical complex in Gulfport, Mississippi, supporting a comprehensive range of health and wellness services. A multi-specialty medical complex, Memorial offers several of the region’s most comprehensive clinical programs such as women and children services, emergency medicine, orthopedic services, cardiovascular services, medical rehabilitation, neurosciences and oncology.

Contact Details
Memorial Hospital
4500 Thirteenth Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: (228) 867-4000
Website: http://www.gulfportmemorial.com/

South Central Regional Medical Center

The South Central Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of treatments and wellness programs to the patients. Services of the hospital include alcohol and chemical dependency services, diabetes services, gynecological surgery, pediatric services, rehabilitation therapy, South Central cancer center, South Central joint camp and women’s health and education.

Contact Details
South Central Regional Medical Center
1220 Jefferson St.
Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: 601-426-4000
Website: http://scrmc.com/

St. Dominic Hospital

St. Dominic Hospital is committed to give dedicated services to the people of the state. While rendering its services the hospital ensures that the patients are treated with utmost care and that all possible cure is given to the patients. Services of the hospital include cancer center and services, Mississippi Heart Institute, family medicine and women's services.

Contact Details
St. Dominic Hospital
969 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601) 200-2000
Website: http://www.stdom.com/

Some notable hospitals in Mississippi are:

Biloxi Regional Medical Center
150 Reynoir St., Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228-432-1571
Website: http://www.biloxiregional.net/

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
400 Veterans Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone: 228-523-5000
Website: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=15&dnum=ALL&map=1

North Mississippi Medical Center
830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 377-3000
Website: http://www.nmhs.net/

Methodist Rehabilitation Center
1350 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Phone: (601) 981-2611
Website: https://www.methodistonline.org

Baptist Health Systems
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-968-1000
Website: http://mbhs.org/

Magnolia Regional Health Center
611 Alcorn Drive
Corinth, Mississippi 38834
Phone: (662) 293-1000
Website: http://www.mrhc.org/

OCH Regional Medical Center
Post Office Box 1506
Starkville, Mississippi 39760
Phone: 323-4320
Website: http://www.och.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=154&Itemid=100

Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen
400 South Chestnut Street
Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730
Phone: 662-369-2455
Website: http://www.pchaberdeen.com/

Garden Park Medical Center
15200 Community Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: (228) 575-7000
Website: http://gardenparkmedical.com/

Delta Regional Medical Center
1400 East Union Street
Greenville, MS 38703
Phone: (662) 378-3783
Website: http://www.deltaregional.com/

Nursing Homes in Mississippi

Nursing homes in Mississippi provide the best nursing care to the people of the state. Mississippi nursing homes are rated for their performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. Listed below are the notable nursing homes located in Mississippi.

Manhattan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC nursing
4540 Manhattan Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Phone: (601) 982-7421
Fax: (601) 982-9134
Website: http://www.manhattanrehabcenter.com/

North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc
176 South Main Street
P. O. Box 790
Pontotoc, MS 38863-0790
Phone: (662) 489-5510
Website: http://www.nmhs.net/pontotoc/

Ashland Health and Rehabilitation
16056 Boundary Drive Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-6196
Wbsite: http://www.ashlandhealthrehab.com/

Rest Haven Health and Rehabilitation
103 Cunningham Drive Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: (662) 837-3062
Website: http://www.resthavenhealth.com/

Bedford Alzheimer's Care Center, LLC
300-B Cahal St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-544-5300
Website: http://www.bedfordcarecenters.com/our-care-centers/alzheimers-care

Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation
60 Shady Lawn Place
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 636-1448
Website: http://www.shadylawnhealth.com/

MS Care Center of Morton
P.O. Box 459
96 Old Highway 80 East
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: (601) 732-6361
Website: http://msccofmorton.net/

Blood Banks in Mississippi

There can be a blood emergency case at any point of time. Therefore, blood banks in Mississippi are always ready to serve the people in cases of blood emergency. Various organizations in Mississippi offer blood donation service to those in need. Listed below are the blood banks in Mississippi.

Mississippi Blood Service
Greenville, Mississippi 38703
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

Interstate Blood Bank, Inc.
3505 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39212
(601) 718-0986
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

Lifeblood Mid South Regional Blood Center
Southaven, Mississippi 38671
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

Lifeblood Mid-South Regional
Southaven, Mississippi 38671
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

The Blood Center Coastal Region
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

United Blood Services of Mississippi - Office
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

United Blood Service
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

United Blood Service
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

United Blood Service
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

United Blood Service
Flowood, Mississippi 39232
Services: Blood, Organ and Tissue Bank

Mississippi Health Benefits

The state of Mississippi provides several health benefits to its citizens. Health benefits mainly provide coverage to low income groups, children, elderly, disabled and women in the state.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP is a free/low cost private health plan for children. CHIP covers eligible children to their 19th birthday.

CHIP eligibility

  • One must be a resident of Mississippi
  • One must be under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19
  • One must be a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident or legal alien

Read more about CHIP

Mississippi Medicaid

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid provides access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians. The Medicaidmission of the division is to provide health coverage for eligible, low income populations in Mississippi, including children, low income families, pregnant women, the elderly and disabled.

Eligibility for Medicaid

  • An individual must be a citizen of the United States
  • An individual must be a resident of Mississippi
  • An individual must meet requirements for age and/or disability, income, resources for certain aged, blind or disabled coverage groups
  • An individual must file an application form
  • An individual must provide requested verification within the allowed time limits

People enrolled in Mississippi Medicaid

  • Children and low income families: 60%
  • Disabled (Supplemental Security Income): 18%
  • Dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare: 11%
  • Elderly: 6%
  • Family planning: 3%
  • Pregnant women: 2%

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Contact Details
Mississippi Division of Medicaid
550 High Street, Suite 1000
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: 601-359-6050
Toll-free: 800-421-2408

Read more on Mississippi Medicaid

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Important Medicare contact details
Mississippi Insurance Department: (601)359-3569

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Aging and Adult Services: (601)359-4956

Mississippi Vital Record and Health Statistics

The Office of vital records and health statistics oversees and manages the collection and distribution of public health and vital statistics data in Mississippi. The office of vital records maintains birth and death records dating only from November 1912 and later and the earlier records of births and deaths may be kept in the county's archives. Marriage records are available with the office but the office does not maintain divorce records.

Contact Details
Office of Vital records
222 Marketridge Drive in Ridgeland
Office open: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Public counter closes at 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 601-206-8200
Website: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/31,0,109.html#Contact

How to order a record
One can order a record or certificate by mail, phone or in person.

Apply for birth certificate

To apply for a birth certificate send a completed application form to:

Mississippi Vital Records
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Fees: $15.00

Phone: 601-206-8200

Learn more on birth certificate

Apply for death record

To apply for a death certificate send a completed application form to:

Public Health Statistics
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Fees: $15.00

Phone: 601-206-8200

Learn more on death record

Apply for Marriage records

To apply for a marriage records send a completed application form to:

Mississippi Vital Records
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

Fees: $15.00

Phone: 601-206-8200

Learn more on marriage records

Divorce records

Divorce records are not maintained by Vital Records. A five-year search of the divorce indexes is available for 1 January 1926 to 30 June 1938 and for 1 January 1942 to present for a fee of $15.

Learn more about the various health data and statistics in Mississippi

Infant Mortality Report 2014

Youth Cigarette Smoking 2013

Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

Leading Causes of death in Mississippi in 2010[1]

  • Heart Disease: 26%
  • Stroke: 5%
  • Cancer: 22%
  • All Others: 23%
  • Influenza & Pneumonia: 2%
  • Nephritis: 3%
  • Septicemia 2%
  • Diabetes Mellitus: 3%
  • Alzheimer's disease: 3%
  • Chron. Low . Respiratory Disease: 6%
  • Unintentional Injury: 6%

Mississippi population quick facts

  • Population, 2014: 2,994,079[2]
  • Population, 2013: 2,992,206
  • Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014: 0.9%
  • Population, 2010: 2,967,297
  • Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013: 6.6%
  • Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013: 24.7%
  • Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013: 13.9%
  • Female persons, percent, 2013: 51.4%


  1. Leading cause of death
  2. Population
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