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About Us

South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis, Mississippi, is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program with the primary purpose to offer a continuum of services for adults with mental illness within the patient’s region of residence. This close proximity allows family, friends and community to more actively support the treatment, recovery and aftercare of the patient. South Mississippi State Hospital serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Pearl River, Stone, Hancock, Harrison, George and Jackson counties.

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Recent News

SMSH Golf Tournament

SMSH will host a golf tournament September 26, 2024 at Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis, MS.
Click the link below to check out the brochure.

Sally Mckean announced Employee of the 1st Quarter 2024!

Sally McKean was named our first Employee of the Quarter of 2024.

Phaedra McLin Announced 2023 Employee of the Year!

At the Friends Annual Meeting, Phaedra McLin was announced the Employee of the Year for 2023


What Phaedra's Nominees said about her:

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210