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Children’s of Mississippi is part of University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Children's Telehealth


Telehealth is the delivery of University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children's of Mississippi health care services provided remotely through the use of communication technologies. It is not a separate medical specialty, but a means to deliver health care services. The goal of telehealth is to:

  • Improve access to care
  • Reduce healthcare disparities
  • Create efficiencies in healthcare delivery

To learn more about our telehealth program, call (601) 815-2020.

For more about UMMC's telehealth education program, click here.

Why telehealth is a growing trend

  • Addresses inadequate physician and nursing workforce
  • Supports the rural healthcare providers
  • Minimizes unnecessary travel for health care and duplication of testing
  • Keeps patients closer to their home, family and work

What our telehealth program offers

  • 10 years of experience in telehealth
  • Provides telehealth services to over 100 sites in 40 counties in Mississippi
  • Access to over 20 medical specialists for teleconsults
  • Connected to hospitals, community mental health centers, FQHCs, clinics, schools, mobile vans and prisons
  • 24/7 telehealth call center support with physicians, nurses and technology staff
  • Access to continuing education courses through distance learning
  • Education for communities and citizens to support a healthier lifestyle

Telehealth call center

  • RN and IT support staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Telenursing for ICU patients
  • Routing of video consults
  • Poison control
  • Education - patients and staff
  • Performance improvement