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.

SCRMC EXPANDS PATIENT VISITATION | Effective Monday, May 24, 2021.

SCRMC is pleased to announce the expansion of patient visitation at the hospital. Open visitation is allowed for family members and friends of inpatients who are not in isolation due to COVID or other medical conditions. Two patient visitors at a time are allowed.

Hospital visitation hours are 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week. ICU visitation hours are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., 7 days a week, with a 20 minute visitation period.

As with most hospitals, some restrictions still apply. Individuals under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients at SCRMC. All who enter South Central will be required to wear a mask.**

For more details, please see COVID-19 News Section Below.

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Posted June 23 2021

NEW MASK POLICY – EFFECTIVE 6:00 A.M. 6/24/2021

EFFECTIVE 6:00 a.m. on 6/24/2021 the mask policy for the Hospital and Clinics below will be in effect.

GENERAL INFORMATION

In an effort to keep a mask policy that is in line with current guidelines, current emergency proclamations, and local COVID prevalence, SCRMC recommends the following mask policy. It is in line with the most recent MSDH guidance and CDC guidance (1,2).

HOSPITAL AND CLINICS

  • Unvaccinated employees, patients and visitors should wear a mask throughout the hospital and clinics.
  • Vaccinated employees and staff do not have to wear a mask unless they are directly providing patient care. Masks should be worn when providing patient care, regardless of the patients COVID status.
  • Vaccinated visitors do not have to wear a mask.
  • Vaccinated patients do not have to wear a mask, unless they have suspected or confirmed COVID.

Publicado 23 junio 2021

NEW MASK POLICY – EFFECTIVE 6:00 A.M. 6/24/2021

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Posted May 24 2021

Patient Visitation Expands | Effective Monday, May 24, 2021

SCRMC EXPANDS PATIENT VISITATION | Effective Monday, May 24, 2021.

SCRMC is pleased to announce the expansion of patient visitation at the hospital. Open visitation is allowed for family members and friends of inpatients who are not in isolation due to COVID or other medical conditions. Two patient visitors at a time are allowed.

Hospital visitation hours are 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week. ICU visitation hours are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., 7 days a week, with a 20 minute visitation period.

As with most hospitals, some restrictions still apply. Individuals under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients at SCRMC. All who enter South Central will be required to wear a mask.

Labor and Delivery Unit: patients who are in the Labor and Delivery Unit will be allowed to have two support persons in the unit and patient room. Other support persons will have the opportunity to wait in a nearby waiting room. Newborn babies remaining in the room with mothers may make it necessary to limit visiting on the Obstetrical floor.

Emergency Department: South Central Emergency Department allows ONE patient visitor in a treatment room for non-COVID/isolated patients.

Isolated Patient Area: Isolated patient areas are designated in the hospital. No patient visitation will be allowed in these areas except for special clinical circumstances. Patients who require full time assistance or care will be allowed to have one care taker in the room with the patient at all times. This determination will be made by the admitting physician or nurse.

Outpatient Areas: Two visitors, age 12 or older, are allowed in the hospital with patients having outpatient test or procedures. However, restrictions may apply within the outpatient department.  Visitors may wait in nearby waiting areas.

Publicado 24 mayo 2021

Patient Visitation Expands | Effective Monday, May 24, 2021

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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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