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Serving Our Communities in Mississippi Since 1969

Since 1969, Southwest Health has remained a staunch example of excellence in providing top-tier healthcare for small communities. Our doctors are trained, experienced, and excellent in their fields-with the same education and accolades as medical professionals working at hospitals in much larger metropolitan areas. The difference is simply their decision to live, work, and raise their families in McComb, Mississippi. Our award-winning Mississippi hospital is proud to serve our patients and our communities with excellence, professionalism, and compassion.

Learn More About Southwest Health

We provide information for visitors and patients of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center or Lawrence County Hospital within Southwest Health . Click on the topics below for answers to your questions or for more information about these specific areas. If you have questions about your stay, don't hesitate to contact us at any time-a friendly member of our office staff will be glad to assist you.

Do you need help understanding Medicare?

Do you need a Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Supplement Insurance and you are not sure which ones work best for you?

Are you new to Medicare and not sure what you need to do next?

S H I P can help you navigate Medicare. It provides free, unbiased, and confidential health insurance consultation by certified counselors.

SHIP (State Health Insurance and assistance Program) is a counseling program that provides free, unbiased and confidential health insurance information by trained and certified counselors in your area. SHIP can compare Medicare plans to meet your needs, help identify a prescription plan that covers your medications at the lowest cost, provide assistance throughout the enrollment process; and verify plans accepted by your doctor.

SHIP helps answer questions about

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Medicare Approved Prescription Drug Plans
  • Extra Help Program (Low-Income Assistance

Serving Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson Counties.

Call 1-800-338-2049 to speak to the SHIP Program Coordinator.

Visiting Hours

Click Here for Visitation Policy

Patient Rooms

(601) 249-1(plus room number)


Southwest Regional recognizes that to be fully effective the effort must be a partnership with the patient and health care team working together for the common goal.

Click here for the Patient's Rights PDF

Advance Directive

An Advance Directive is a legal document, such as a Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney, in which an individual indicates his or her wishes regarding treatment or to name a person whom the patient wishes to make health care decisions if he or she becomes incapacitated. If you are interested in learning more, please ask your health care team about Five Wishes.

No Smoking or Firearms Allowed

Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center is a smoke free campus. Nicotine replacement strategies are offered to patients who smoke. Please speak with your physician or nurse about this.

All firearms and deadly weapons are prohibited on the campus and facilities.

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Food Service Options

A vending area for food, drinks and snacks is located in the basement and is available 24 hours a day. The waiting area on each floor has vending drink and snack machines.


As of March 29, 2021, the Café is open to guests of patients for takeout.

Located in the basement

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday

  • Breakfast – 6:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Lunch – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday

  • Breakfast – 6:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Lunch – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner – Closed

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Pastoral Services

The Department of Pastoral Services offers spiritual and emotional support for our patients and their families. Our chaplains provide pastoral care recognizing and respecting varied personal beliefs. To meet the needs of our patients and families, a chaplain is on call 24-hours a day. You may contact a chaplain by dialing extension 1635 or “0” for the operator. Your nurse will also be able to forward your request.


The Security Department at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center is dedicated to preventing crime and disorder in the hospital and its affiliated clinics. The Security Department works under the auspices of the McComb Police Department and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.

We ask for your cooperation by reporting any suspicious activity to Security, your nurses’ station, or the operator by dialing “0”.

Please refrain from leaving the building after 9:00 pm. All exterior hospital doors except the entrance on the southeast side by the Emergency Department will be locked after this time and visitors must call a security guard to re-enter. This is especially important for anyone who is allowed to remain overnight with patients.

Please dial the operator “0” and ask for Security if you have any questions.

Lost and Found

The Security Department at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center oversees lost and found articles. Any inquiries on lost items may be made to the Risk Management Department at extension 1877.

Release of Information

Click Here for Release of Information

Public Records

Administration: Public Records Officer
215 Marion Avenue
McComb, MS 39648
Telephone: (601) 249-1805
Fax: (601) 249-1709

Birth Certificates

Click Here for MSDOH Birth Certificate Information

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We regret that we cannot be responsible for the loss of your personal items while you are staying with us. Please give these items to a family member/significant other while you are hospitalized.


The main hospital chapel is located adjacent to the Surgery waiting room on the lobby floor (north end) of the main hospital. The chapel in the Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi is located in the walkway leading from the main hospital and adjacent to the Cardiovascular Surgery area. Our chapels are open 24-hours a day, providing a quiet, reverent atmosphere for prayer and meditation.