EasT Mississippi State Hospital

Serving Mississippians since 1882


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The process for mental health civil commitment for admission to the state hospitals begins with the filing of an affidavit (a legal document) at the Chancery Court,

If a pre-evaluation screening at the mental health center suggests a commitment examination is warranted, an examination must be done by either two physicians or by a licensed, certified psychologist. If they recommend treatment in a hospital, or other setting, the judge will make a decision based all the evidence presented, if treatment should proceed, and if so, at an inpatient or outpatient behavioral healthcare program.

When an individual is committed, the required legal documents consist of; Order of Commitment, Affidavit for Commitment, Certificate of (2) Physicians and Pre-screening are sent to the hospital's Admission Office. Once all required court documents are received the Admissions Office reviews all documents to insure paperwork is accurate then placed the individual on a waiting list. The courts will be notified when a bed is available.

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Region 7

Community Counseling Services

Region 10

Weems Mental Health

Region 14

Singing River