Visitor Information

Central Mississippi Medical Center understands family members and friends are an important part of the healing process for our patients and we welcome you to visit. Normal visiting hours are 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Please be advised, however, that different hours may exist in areas such as CMMC’s Family Birth Place, the Intensive Care Unit, NICU, etc.

Family Accommodations

Patients are permitted having someone stay with them overnight. Arrangements for securing linens should be made at the Nurses Desk.

You and your family are encouraged to contact Guest Relations with any concerns or questions about your hospitalization as we want to hear about your concerns. Any patient/family contact made concerning problems or other issues will be treated confidentially, and we assure you that any call will not compromise the care received or access to care.

CMMC’s Guest Relations staff will also see that your words of appreciation are conveyed appropriately. You may contact Guest Relations at (601) 376-2914 or (601) 376-1997 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, please call the hospital operator at (601) 376-1000.

Visiting Hours

General hospital visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiovascular Recovery Unit (CVR) follow special visiting hours:

8 – 8:30 a.m.
11 a.m. – noon
4:30 – 5 p.m.
8 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact the Labor & Delivery or Neonatal Intensive Care Units for their visiting hours.


The Cafeteria is located by Patient Registration and the Main Lobby. Deli and grill services are available within the Cafeteria.

Cafeteria Hours

Breakfast: 6:30 – 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dinner: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Vending machines are located on the First Floor in the South Tower Lobby and in the hallway connecting the West Tower Main Lobby to the ER.

Smoke-Free Policy

The use of tobacco products of any kind is prohibited at all times on our campus, which is defined as the main medical center, physician office building, general grounds, lawns, parking lots, vehicles-both personal and hospital-owned, sidewalks and any other structure or entity located within the confines of CMMC.

We at CMMC urge you to stop smoking. Information concerning the health hazards of smoking/tobacco use, smoking/tobacco cessation and nicotine addiction is available to you. Please ask your nurse or physician about smoking/tobacco aids such as patches, etc. These aids may be prescribed by your physician in consideration of your individual health concerns. Should you violate this policy, you will be asked to sign a Refusal to Follow Medical Treatment Instructions form or, if medically stable, could possibly be discharged from the facility.

If you find you are ready to quit smoking after you leave the hospital, help is available - please call: TOBACCO QUITLINE 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUITNOW). Services are free of charge.


A volunteer chaplain is available to you and your family for spiritual guidance and emotional support. If you would like to see the chaplain, call the hospital Operator by dialing "0" and they will contact the chaplain for you.

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