Lauderdale County Health Department Undergoing Renovations; Some Services Affected

September 14, 2023
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JACKSON, Miss. — The Lauderdale County Health Department building, located at 5224 Vally Street in Meridian, is receiving a much-needed update beginning today. Most services will continue to be provided, but because space will be limited during renovations, the number of patients that can be seen at one time will be significantly reduced. The Women, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC) services will not be affected.

The six-month project involves the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, including water lines and duct work for the entire building.

Some clinic service areas will be affected more than others. Those are:

  • Family planning: Family planning services will be provided, but due to lack of exam space, annual medical examinations for family planning patients will be referred to county health departments in adjacent counties.
  • Vaccination services: We will continue to provide travel vaccinations, but due to limited vaccine storage, all other vaccinations will be referred to other county health departments.
  • COVID-19 testing: Because of limited staff space, COVID testing will be suspended.

Please call (601) 693-2451 for the Lauderdale County Health Department for assistance in scheduling appointments for clinical and WIC services.

The public can also contact health departments in neighboring counties for services.

  • Clarke County Health Department, 601-776-2149
  • Jasper County Health Department, 601-764-2419
  • Kemper County Health Department, 601-743-5865
  • Leake County Health Department, 601-267-3072
  • Neshoba County Health Department, 601-656-4371
  • Newton County Health Department, 601-635-2337
  • Scott County Health Department, 601-469-4941
  • Smith County Health Department, 601-782-4472

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