Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information
This page is updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking aggressive steps to increase testing, promote vaccination against the virus, stem transmission and create forward-thinking health care solutions that benefit patients and families.
Testing is open to all Mississippians, but before visiting a county health department or other testing site, you must first be screened by a UMMC clinician to determine your likelihood of COVID-19 infection or exposure. Call 601-496-7200 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday) or complete the UMMC COVID-19 online patient screening form.
Free COVID-19 testing is available at scheduled locations around the state.
Vaccination Against COVID-19
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Mississippi State Department of Health is implementing a phased approach to prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations. Each phase balances the protection of those most at risk from COVID-19 with the protection of those who maintain essential functions of the community, such as health care, education, law enforcement, food supply and transportation.
Read more about COVID-19 confirmed cases in Mississippi from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Temporary Visitor Restrictions
To protect everyone that enters our hospitals, we have temporarily changed our visitor policy. Read more.