North Mississippi State Hospital

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North Mississippi State Hospital
Established 1995
Construction Began 1996
Opened 1999
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Tupelo, MS


In its 1995 session, the Mississippi Legislature authorized the construction of a regional psychiatric hospital in Tupelo, Mississippi. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, December 19, 1996, for this facility and the first patients were served in April of 1999. North Mississippi State Hospital was the first state-run psychiatric hospital to be established in Mississippi in more than a century.

This 50-bed acute care Department of Mental Health facility offers treatment and services for mentally ill adult men and women. The establishment of this hospital enhanced the Department of Mental Health’s capacity to offer a continuum of services for mentally ill residents in closer proximity to their homes, thus allowing family, friends, and community to more actively support the treatment, recovery, and aftercare of the patient.