Patients & Visitors

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Patients & Visitors


South Central Regional Medical Center is a 285-bed, public not-for-profit hospital located in Laurel, MS founded in 1952. 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.

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.


Visiting Hours:

South Central Regional Medical Center – 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

ICU Visiting Hours for Immediate Family – 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

You can have a maximum of 2 visitors at any one time.

Children, accompanied by an adult, are allowed to visit unless restricted by a physician. No children under 12 years of age should be left unattended in a patient’s room.

If you have a fever, cold or any infectious symptoms, please stay home.

If an Isolation or Restricted Visitation sign is present on a patient’s door, please check with the nurses’ station before entering the area.

Waiting Areas:

There are specially-designed waiting areas for visitors. Specific waiting areas have been designated on each floor for families of patients in Emergency Services, Inpatient Care Rooms and Outpatient Procedure Waiting.

Calling a Patient Room Directly:

To reach a patient room by phone outside of the medical center, please dial 601-426-4 and include the patient’s room number as the last 3 digits.

To reach a Maternal Child patient room by phone outside of the medical center, please dial 601-426-4400 and include the patient’s name.

South Central Regional Medical Center’s Cafeteria:
Our full service cafeteria is located on the 1st floor of the hospital. The menu changes daily and offers a wide variety of choices including soups, sandwiches, entrées, desserts and special dishes prepared by our chef. Also look for special events, lunch and dinner specials and seasonal meals. Vegetarian options are available.

Cafeteria Hours:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., seven days a week
Hot Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., seven days a week
Cold Lunch/Snacks: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday

Special Hours for Holidays and Weekends.

Visitors to South Central Regional Medical Center can also dine at Subway, conveniently located across from the cafeteria.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

South Central Regional Medical Center is a Tobacco-Free Campus. No smoking is allowed anywhere at the Medical Center or other facilities owned and operated by South Central Regional Medical Center.