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North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc

176 South Main Street
P. O. Box 790
Pontotoc, MS 38863-0790

(662) 489-5510

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North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc offers inpatient and outpatient services for residents in Pontotoc and surrounding counties. Its goal is to provide affordable and innovative health care services for the region.

Conveniently located off Mississippi Highway 9 in Pontotoc, the 25-bed critical access hospital provides care for patients with acute illnesses or conditions that require observation or hospital admission. Our specialized team collaborates to provide individualized care, including daily multidisciplinary meetings to closely monitor our patients’ progress. The compassionate care team includes hospitalists, staff physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, case managers, rehabilitation therapists, registered dietitians, pharmacists and social workers.

Patient Services

  • General services
  • Medical/acute care
  • Emergency services
  • Level IV trauma care
  • Telemetry
  • Outpatient medical care
  • Inpatient medical care
  • Diagnostic services
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Ambulatory and outreach services
  • Medical clinics
  • Outpatient rehabilitation

Swing Bed Services

As the only hospital-based swing bed provider in Pontotoc County, our services are an important care bridge for patients who require acute skilled nursing and/or rehabilitative care before returning home. Backed by the state's only Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winning health system, North Mississippi Health Services, our team has access to leading-edge research, the latest technology and important advances in patient care—more ways we can continue to provide affordable and innovative health care options for our Pontotoc County community.

Swing bed services include:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Case management and social services
  • IV therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • On-site pharmacy and laboratory
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Private rooms with bath
  • Speech therapy
  • Wound care management

Medicare patient eligibility requirements include:*

  • Must have been hospitalized for three consecutive nights during the previous 30 days and require continued care related to that illness.
  • Must have a need for daily, skilled nursing or rehabilitative care requiring inpatient treatment.

*If the patient has HMO or commercial insurance, we will explore all benefit options for possible swing bed coverage.

Radiology Services

Our radiology department offers a variety of imaging tests and procedures Monday-Friday by technologists registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Services include:


• Routine X-rays
• Computed tomography (CT)
• Ultrasound
• Mammography


Rehabilitation Services


Inpatient and outpatient services for patients of all ages are available from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. NMMC-Pontotoc’s Rehabilitation Services accepts referrals from licensed physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Services include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech/language therapy

SPEAK OUT® & The LOUD Crowd®

NMMC-Pontotoc is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.

SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.

Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.

Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call (662) 488-7617.

Senior Intensive Outpatient Program

NMMC-Pontotoc's Senior Intensive Outpatient Program provides therapeutic groups that allow patients an opportunity to explore and identify positive coping skills in an effort to improve their emotional and mental well-being.


For More Information

To learn more about NMMC-Pontotoc, swing bed services or to make a patient referral, call (662) 489-5510 or 1-800-843-3375.

Additional Services

The hospital offers paramedic-level ambulance service and 24-hour physician coverage in its Emergency Department. Radiology services include X-ray (general radiography and fluoroscopy), computerized tomography (16-slice CT), ultrasound (sonograms), and DEXA bone density scans. Our cardiology services include EKG and Holter monitor studies.

The campus also includes a 44-bed nursing home which offers a variety of rehabilitation services and amenities to residents. The hospital and nursing home Auxiliary recently renovated a sunroom at the facility to give residents a cheery gathering place for board games and other activities.

To further enhance local health promotion efforts, NMMC opened NMMC-Pontotoc Wellness Center in January 1998. The Pontotoc Wellness Center provides cardiovascular training equipment, free weights and a variety of aerobic classes to more than 600 members. NMMC-Pontotoc and the wellness center both play a key role in furthering the NMMC Live Well community health initiative by providing free educational programs and health screenings in a variety of nontraditional settings.

Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction and quality of care are important at NMMC-Pontotoc. Our physicians and staff work to address patient complaints in a timely manner and to improve the service we provided to patients.

Patients or their representatives who have a complaint or would like to express concerns about their care and safety while in the hospital or or who have a compliment to share may contact Careline at (662) 377-2273 or by e-mail at

Volunteer Opportunities


Individuals 18 years and older are welcome to volunteer at NMMC-Pontotoc. Volunteers may work in clinical areas, assist with patient and visitor comfort, and perform clerical duties. Volunteers work with the volunteer coordinator to set their work hours. Most work at least four hours per week, but there is no minimum requirement. Some volunteers who have limited time offer to help with special projects and events. Click here for a volunteer application.


Corporate Information: Pontotoc Health Services, Inc. d/b/a North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc

Pontotoc Wellness Center


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