Patients & Visitors

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Patients & Visitors

South Central Regional Medical Center was founded in 1952 and is currently a 285-bed, public not-for-profit hospital located in Laurel, MS. The hospital primarily serves a 4-county area: Jones County, Jasper County, Wayne County and Smith County. The primary focus of the South Central Regional Medical Center Health System is to provide excellent healthcare services to the residents of South Central Mississippi and to improve the quality of life in the region.

With more than 80 physicians on staff representing 28 medical specialties, South Central continues to meet the healthcare needs of a growing region. With over 2,100 employees throughout the health system, the highly skilled healthcare professionals work with cutting-edge technologies and offer the most modern diagnostic and treatment options.

SCRMC has been named a COVID-19 Center of Excellence by the Mississippi State Department of Health; and is a certified Baby-Friendly facility by Baby-Friendly USA.

Mission of South Central Regional Medical Center: Excellent Care and Service. Every Patient. Every Interaction. Every Time.

Vision of South Central Regional Medical Center: By providing excellent care and service, we will become the healthcare provider of choice.

Updated Visitation Policy – Effective December 6, 2022

In compliance with CMS and CDC regulations, SCRMC Requires All Patients and Visitors are Encouraged to Wear Face Masks. If transmission levels are high (red), employees are required to wear masks. If transmission levels are low (green), employees are encouraged to wear masks.

Please see below for the latest in visitation policy at SCRMC. Open visitation is allowed for family members and friends of inpatients who are not in isolation due to COVID or other medical conditions. Two visitors are allowed at a time. Individuals under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients at SCRMC.

Hospital visitation hours are 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week. ICU visitation hours are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m., 7 days a week, with a 20 minute visitation period.

Labor and Delivery Unit: Patients in the Labor and Delivery Unit will be allowed to have two support persons the room. Newborn babies remaining in the room with mothers may make it necessary to limit visiting on the Obstetrical floor.

Emergency Department:

  • South Central Emergency Department allows 2 patient visitors as appropriate in a treatment room for non-COVID/isolated patients. The visitors must remain with the patient during the visit.
  • The Emergency Department does not allow visitors for COVID positive patients.
  • NO COVID positive visitors are allowed with patients.
  • NO children under the age of 12 may visit Emergency Department patients.
  • Inpatient visitors must enter through main entrance of South Central Regional Medical Center, NOT the Emergency Department entrance.

Isolated Patient Area: Isolated patient areas are designated in the hospital. No patient visitation will be allowed in these areas except for special clinical circumstances. Patients who require full time assistance or care will be allowed to have one care taker in the room with the patient at all times. This determination will be made by the admitting physician or nurse.

Outpatient Areas within SCRMC: 2 visitors, age 12 or older, are allowed in the hospital with patients having outpatient test or procedures. However, restrictions may apply within the outpatient department.  Visitors may wait in nearby waiting areas.

Long-Term Care Facilities: Due to Long-Term Care facilities being considered a “high-risk environment” the visitation policy will vary. Please contact ComfortCare Nursing Center (601-422-0022) or Jones County Rest Home (601-477-3334) for the latest visitation policy.

South Central Clinics and Rehabilitation Facilities: Patients are allowed to have visitors accompany to a clinical appointment. For OB-GYN clinics, visitation is limited to 2 visitors per patient and no children under 12 are allowed.

South Central Dining Room (Cafeteria): The Dining Room is open to public at this time.