Hospital Admissions

The staff of CMMC strives to do everything possible to prepare you for your stay so you can concentrate on your care and recovery once you arrive. Your physician, a member of our medical staff, will make the arrangements for your admission. In some cases, pre-admission tests may be completed prior to the day you enter the hospital.

Your physician will let you know of any restrictions you should follow prior to your hospital visit and will provide you with any additional information you need the day before you are admitted.  If you have not communicated with your physician's office, please call them and ask for any necessary instructions.

Admission hours

One of our primary goals is to make each patients’ admissions process quick and easy. Our Admissions staff is available Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. At other times, patients can be admitted through the Emergency Department.

To discuss your upcoming visit, please call our Admissions department at (601) 376-2076.

Please bring the following items with you

Please have available at the time of admission:

  • Insurance card(s) including any secondary insurance cards or Medicare cards. Our admitting staff copies insurance cards for your protection and to facilitate the process with insurance carriers.
  • Your driver's license or other type of photo ID to validate your insurance.
  • Any paperwork your physician has instructed you to bring.

All rooms are private and in-room accommodations are provided for overnight visitors.

What not to bring to the hospital

Please remember and remind guests that Central Mississippi Medical Center is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property. If you are planning an overnight stay, please do not bring:

  • Jewelry
  • Large amounts of cash
  • Any other valuables
  • If you choose to bring electronic devices (laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc.) please make arrangements to secure them. CMMC is not liable for their loss.  We do offer free WiFi.

Discharge

When your physician submits an order for your discharge, the nursing staff will initiate discharge procedures. This process includes ensuring all tests have been completed, follow up appointments have been set up as ordered and appropriate, and education material has been obtained. 

At this time, you be asked about your preference for settling your hospital bill before you are discharged.  Our business office professionals will be glad to assist you in determining your options.

Post hospital care

If you have additional questions or concerns about your post-hospitalization care or follow-up medical visits, please make sure to talk to your physician or your CMMC hospitalist prior to discharge.

Our Case Management department is available to assist you with any questions or concerns about post-hospital care for you or your family members. In the event you have not already met one of our resource managers, please ask your nurse for assistance in making this contact.

Your privacy

At Central Mississippi Medical Center, we are committed to protecting your medical information. For information about your rights and our obligation regarding the use and disclosure of medical information, please see our Notice of Privacy Practices.

Patient Advocate

If you have concerns or issues at any point during your visit, please contact our patient advocate at (601) 376-2914, (601) 376-1997 or (601) 376-1197. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve our services to you and your family members or guests.