The Mercy Delta Express Project provides mobile school-based health care to children in the South Delta School District, which serves about 1,100 students. As there are no pediatricians for either county, the MDEP seeks to fill this gap in care through the provision of medical, dental and health-education services. Additionally, the MDEP serves as a clinical learning environment for nursing, medical and dental students.
Aside from the mobile unit, which is housed at the School of Nursing, the MDEP has in-house clinics at South Delta High School, South Delta Middle School, South Delta Elementary School and the Ripley-Blackwell Head Start Center.
South Delta High School303 Parkway Ave.Rolling Fork, MS 39159Phone: (662) 873-4308
South Delta Middle School86 Holland St.Anguilla, MS 38721Phone: (662) 873-6535
South Delta Elementary School138 Weathers Ave.Rolling Fork, MS 39159Phone: (662) 873-4849
Ripley-Blackwell Head Start CenterHighway 14Rolling Fork, MS 39159Phone: (601) 873-4972
01/14/2013: UMMC expands Delta Project with new school-based nursing clinics01/30/2012: Devotion to community health brings nurse back to rural Mississippi08/22/2011: MDE Delivers Primary, Oral Health Care to Delta Children07/19/2011: SON Wins $450K Grant to Provide Services to Delta Schools