Regarding COVID-19

South Central Regional Medical Center will use this website to provide current and accurate updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Any local updates regarding Coronavirus for the region, will be provided through this website.

In compliance with Governor Tate Reeve’s Executive Order 1463 and based on the increasing incidence of Coronavirus, effective immediately and until further notice, SCRMC will implement a revised visitor policy for the hospital.

The revised visitor policy includes:

  • Adult patients are not permitted to have visitors except in certain circumstances, which are included below.
  • Pediatric patients are permitted to have only one adult visitor, but the visitor must be a parent, guardian or approved caregiver.
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Posted April 04 2021

Free Community Vaccinations Now Available | Fridays and Saturdays in April

Mississippians Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for Vaccination

Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for individuals 50 years of age and older.

South Central Regional Medical Center Now Offering Community Vaccinations on Fridays and Saturdays in April.

If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to be vaccinated at South Central Regional Medical Center’s (SCRMC) COVID Vaccination Clinic. Vaccinations are available on Fridays and Saturdays in April at South Central’s Former Wellness Center (located at 23 Mason Street in Laurel – across from Sawmill Square Mall). Appointments are required for vaccinations and are available from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  To schedule, register online at https://southcentralvaccines.as.me/. To schedule appointments by phone, call 601-426-4990, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Those who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are not required to be an established patient at SCRMC and/or South Central Clinics. There is no out-of-pocket expense to individuals. South Central asks that those attending bring their Driver’s License. Also, if you are insured, bring your Insurance Card. This vaccine is 100% covered by all insurance companies. If you are uninsured, vaccinations are available at no charge to individual through federal funding.

Vaccinations provided at South Central COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic are administered by medical professionals. If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your medical provider about vaccination before scheduling an appointment.

SCRMC Recommends Vaccinations for the Following Individuals:

  • Persons aged 16 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for Individuals 50 years of age and older. This population remains the most vulnerable group, with 94% of the reported deaths and more than 80% of the hospitalizations occurring in these age groups.
  • Pregnant women, lactating women and those who are immunocompromised may take the vaccine; however, consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended.
  • You can be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID-19 if you wait until your isolation period is over and your symptoms have significantly improved.

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated:

  • You should not take the vaccine if you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications.
  • If you have had any other type of vaccination in the last two weeks, you should not be vaccinated against COVID-19 yet. Make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at least two weeks after you receive any other vaccination.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment visit https://southcentralvaccines.as.me/.

Publicado 04 abril 2021

Free Community Vaccinations Now Available | Fridays and Saturdays in April

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Posted March 26 2021

SCRMC Receives COVID-19 Centers of Excellence Designation

LAUREL, Miss.- The Mississippi State Department of Health recognized several medical facilities in the state as COVID-19 Centers of Excellence. South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel has earned this recognition for the hard work and dedication that they exemplified during this past year dealing with the pandemic.

Teresa Camp-Rogers, MD, Chief Quality Officer for SCRMC, stated, “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Mississippi State Department of Health and administer the COVID vaccine to our community. By working together with different areas throughout our health system and the MSDH, we have been able to do some really amazing things. It validates all the hard work for our team and others throughout the state during this pandemic.”

Dr. Camp-Rogers serves as the chief quality officer for South Central Regional Medical Center where she oversees regulatory compliance, employee health and infection control. South Central was able to pull together all its resources from across the state to help with its COVID-19 relief efforts. The hospital worked effortlessly to fight the virus and administer tests and vaccines. They sometimes traveled to schools and nursing facilities to make sure that people got what they needed.

Dr. Camp-Rogers closed by stating, “we feel honored to be recognized in this fight against the virus.”

Publicado 26 marzo 2021

SCRMC Receives COVID-19 Centers of Excellence Designation

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Posted March 03 2021

COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE | March 2

In light of Governor Reeves’ mask mandate being lifted, it is important for our patients and visitors to know that neither the CDC or MSDH have amended the requirements for healthcare settings. All COVID-19 protocols are still in effect for all SCRMC facilities. Masks are still required to be worn and our staff will continue safety practices.

Publicado 03 marzo 2021

COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE | March 2

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