Mississippi State Hospital is a publicly funded behavioral health program operated under the direction of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The hospital is located on a 350-acre campus in Whitfield, MS, 15 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. Mississippi State Hospital operates 504 licensed psychiatric beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The program also includes 423 licensed nursing home beds and provides a variety of community service programs.

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of psychiatric, chemical dependency or nursing home services by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services that reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines.

Notice of Patient/Resident/Consumer Privacy Rights

Joint Commission Public Notice

MSH Public Notice

Mississippi State Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact Dana Cline, Section 504 Coordinator, 601-351-8261 , TDD 601-351-8000, Mississippi Telecommunications Relay Service 711,

For more information contact:

Mississippi State Hospital
PO Box 157-A
Whitfield, MS 39193
Telephone: (601) 351-8000
(main switchboard and after hours)

Public Relations:
Telephone: (601) 351-8018
E-mail: info@msh.state.ms.us

Press & Media:
(601) 351-8262

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