East Mississippi State Hospital Chemical Dependency Unit Claimed

East Mississippi State Hospital Chemical Dependency Unit Meridian MS

1818 College Park Drive
Meridian, MS 39304


The vision of EMSH's consolidated behavioral health programs (North Mississippi State Hospital, South Mississippi State Hospital, and Central Mississippi Residential Center) is to be a leader in partnering with a coordinated network of recovery-oriented community based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of consumers, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with mental disorders in the State of Mississippi.

Service Setting

  • Hospital Inpatient
  • Hospital Inpatient Detoxification


  • Cash or Self-pay
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State Financed Health Insurance Other Than Medicaid
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Military Insurance
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Primary Focus

  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
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Services Provided

  • Stabilization
  • Detoxification
  • Behavioral Therapies
  • Dual Diagnosis Care
  • Discharge Planning
  • Community Awareness
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Type of Care

  • Inpatient

About East Mississippi State Hospital Chemical Dependency Unit

Inpatient Services

24-hour a day, 7 days a week, short term, intensive inpatient treatment to Individuals Receiving Services(IRS) admitted from one of any mental health regions in the hospital catchment area.

Comprised of 3 phases-
1. Observation & stabilization.
2. Therapy processes & dual diagnosis.
3. Discharge planning & community awareness.

Division of Community Services

Provides a continuum of programs to educate and assist adult psychiatric IRS to function more independent in the community. This division includes the following programs:

Kemper County Group Homes:
Provides supervised living in home-like settings. Emphasis is placed on interdependency and residents enjoy the recreational and leisure activities of the community and have the support of staff to improve their daily living and psychosocial skills.
*Kemper County Group Home does not accept group home residents that are not already receiving treatment from EMSH.


  1. In all applications for admission, screening is required. These procedures are generally coordinated through the mental health center or the courts. If the pre-evaluation screening at the mental health center suggests a commitment examination is warranted, an examination must be done by either two (2) physicians or by a licensed certified psychologist. If in-patient treatment is recommended or other setting the judge will make a decision based on all the evidence presented. However, we also receive referrals from physicians, psychiatrists, family members and other community service providers.
  2. When the Individual Requesting Services is committed to a behavioral health program, all required court documents along with supporting documentation such as the pre-screening form, certificates of two (2) physicians, etc., to the hospital Admissions Office for by the Chancery Court or referring agency for review. If an acute medical condition is reported, copies of medical reports and tests are requested in order for the admitting physician to review prior to the admission.
  3. Careful assessment is made of referrals for persons who are elderly in order to determine the appropriateness and availability of services to meet the needs of the individual. Mississippi Commitment statutes state that we should not admit anyone whose primary problem is the physical disabilities associated with old age that includes Senile Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  4. EMSH does not provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Individuals may be referred for diagnostic evaluation when exhibiting psychotic behavior, at which time we would admit for short term evaluation and treatment only.
  5. If a bed space on the appropriate unit is not available at the time of the admission inquiry, the individual is placed on the waiting list and the referring party is notified by telephone when appropriate space is available. However, if a referral is received in reference to an emergency, an evaluation is made and if it is determined to be an emergency, all efforts are made to expedite the admission. Keep in mind that even emergencies must have a full court commitment. Court ordered individuals always have precedence over voluntary referrals.

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