The South Regional Medical Center Health System in Laurel is appreciative of the hard work of the Mississippi State Department of Health as they have provided guidance and direction to Mississippi hospitals, physicians, medical centers, medical clinics and patients throughout this COVID-19 process.
On Thursday, healthcare officials throughout Mississippi received the following directives from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) to protect patients and healthcare workers throughout our state. The directive came from the CDC (Centers of Disease Control).
- Physicians, hospitals and medical centers must defer elective surgical diagnostic procedures until the spread of COVID-19 has diminished and the supply of protective medical equipment is restored.
- Physicians and providers should reschedule non-urgent medical appointments for a later date.
- Patients should reschedule non-essential procedures, surgeries or medical visits until the threat of COVID-19 is diminished.
REMEMBER: Only those with symptoms of the Coronavirus will be tested. Symptoms include: Cough, tightness in the chest, and/or a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
The South Central Emergency Department is continuing to treat patients with emergency conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as it has always done.
South Central Urgent Care
Over the weekend, when most primary care provider clinics are closed, those who believe they have the symptoms of the Coronavirus should go to South Central Urgent Care located at 1430 Jefferson Street. Hours are: 8 am until 5:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. However, only those with symptoms of the Coronavirus will be tested for the condition. The clinic will treat other urgent care conditions as it always does.
The South Central Regional Medical Center Health System is preparing now to roll out South Central Telehealth. This process will be available soon and will not be provided in all medical specialties, but will certainly provide assistance and support.
As soon as South Central Telehealth is in place, information will be placed on scrmc.com, Facebook, in area newspapers, television stations and will also be forwarded to other members of the press. As always, your health is important to us, and we want to do everything we can to provide assistance and support during this time.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER