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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

In an effort to protect everyone that enters any of our hospitals, we are announcing some temporary restrictions to our hospital visitor policy that may affect who can accompany you during an upcoming appointment or scheduled procedure. These changes also affect hospital-based clinics and procedure areas.

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COVID-19 testing cash price $75

*This price includes the COVID-19 test only, and does not include accompanying provider visit or other lab work.

Recommendations, Restrictions and Visitor Guidance for Patients who are COVID-19 Positive or Under Investigation (PUI)


Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information

This page will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

The Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center is closely monitoring novel coronavirus cases throughout the world and in the United States. The World Health Organization on March 11 declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Most acute care hospitals in Mississippi have the facilities necessary to screen, isolate and care for COVID-19 patients.

The influenza season remains very active in Mississippi, and Medical Center infectious diseases specialists say that’s the immediate threat to residents. They urge anyone who has not been immunized against the flu to do so, and emphasize that it’s not too late in the season to get the vaccine.

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FAQs


These FAQs will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. To see our full list of frequently asked questions about coronavirus globally and in Mississippi, click below.

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COVID-19 Cases


Mississippi Cases

Mississippi State Department Health is working with state doctors and hospitals to respond safely and effectively to COVID-19 in Mississippi.

Check with Mississippi State Department of Health here: MSDH.

Global Cases

Click here to view a dashboard of global COVID-19 cases, including confirmed U.S. cases, from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine - Coronavirus Resource Center.

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Five Facts to know about coronavirus.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new strand of coronavirus to infect humans. It was first detected in China and has now spread around the world, including the United States. While the outbreak levels are still fairly low in the United States, information on COVID-19 is constantly changing. As the CDC continues to update information, here are five basic facts you should know about COVID-19.

  1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. Some symptoms may include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headaches and possibly fever. For people who have a weakened immune system, such as the elderly, the very young or immunocompromised patients, symptoms can become severe quickly and can cause serious respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
  2. Should I buy a mask to protect myself from contracting COVID-19? If you are sick, a mask is a good way to help prevent the spread of your germs and the virus when you sneeze or cough. However, if you are not sick, wearing a mask will most likely not protect you from contracting a virus or other sickness. Additionally, most people do not know how to wear masks properly and end up touching their faces more, which can increase your chances of contracting the virus. The best thing to do is to wash your hands thoroughly. For best handwashing techniques, follow the CDC’s guide.
  3. What preventions and treatments are available?Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19. People who contract the virus should receive supportive care from their healthcare team to help alleviate symptoms. People with a severe case will need care that involves support for vital organs. Some everyday preventions the CDC recommends are:
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and immediately throw it away in the trash.
    • Disinfect objects that you frequently use, such as your phone, computer, purse, remotes, chargers, kids’ toys, water bottles, etc.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating or after you cough or sneeze.
  4. Can I still travel? The CDC currently lists six locations with various levels of travel warnings: China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. People traveling to these areas should take extreme caution and if trying to return to the United States, can expect restrictions on entry and quarantines upon return. The status of COVID-19 is changing every day, so continue to monitor the CDC’s list of travel notices before traveling.
  5. What should I do if I think I have COVID-19 and if I have shortness of breath and a fever greater 100.4? Reach out to your health provider or call 249-DOCS, that’s 601-249-3627 to get in touch with a healthcare provider today.
  6. The Mississippi State Department of Health is answering questions you may have at the new COVID-19 hotline, 877-978-6453. Check with them during regular business hours, 8-5 Monday through Friday. The MSDH website is also a primary resource for coronavirus information 24/7: http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

Words of advice from the experts, the safest place for you, unless you may require hospitalization, is home. But, if you realize that you are very ill, we are here and we are ready and prepared to take care of you!