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Patient Consumer Information

This section provides consumer information and resources. Click on a link, below. 

  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) The  Misssissippi State Department of Health  and  National Center for Disease Control and Prevention closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and are working to limit the spread of cases nationally and in Mississippi.

    If you suspspect you are have symptoms, call the Missisippi Coronavirus Hotline (7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) 877-978-6453. Hard of hearing? Dial 711 for assistance. 

    Click here to find a Community-Based Testing Site Near You.
  • Health Insurance- Learn more about health insurance coverage, enrollment periods, and marketplace plans for individuals and small businesses through the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Hospitals in Mississippi - Type in you full address, or city and state fo find hospitals that are closest you you.
  • Medical Records - Right to InformationMississippi Law states that medical records are the property of the entity that produced them, like a doctor's office, hospital or after hour's clnic. The patient, however, has the right to inspect and obtain a copy of the records during regular business hours. Medial records held by a federal or sttae agency are also available. 
  • Search for Certified Doctors - Find out whether your doctor is board certified through this link provided by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

     Mental Health Resources

  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health offers a variety of services for mental health, IDD, alcohol and drug addictions, and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Enter your county here to find the nearest DMH certified service provider. 
  • The National Institute of Mental Health offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials can be ordered free of charge. Brochures and fact sheets are also offered in digital formats and are available in English and Spanish.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255. The service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.