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posted October 25, 2022

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) And Area Development Partnership of Greater Hattiesburg Holds A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New Mobile Health Unit!

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (October 4, 2022) – Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) and the Area Development Partnership of Greater Hattiesburg will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling a new mobile health unit on Tuesday, October 25th at 10 am at Hattiesburg Family Health Center, 66 Old Airport Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.

SeMRHI serves nearly 40,000 patients in its’ communities each year—a number that is increasing due to the nation’s primary care infrastructure of Americans who lack access to primary care services. This not only highlights the essence of Community Health Centers but also celebrates the efforts of national and community organizations working with partners and volunteers to improve awareness of key health issues often overlooked.

According to www.kff.org, 351,794 Mississippians were uninsured in 2018. For this reason, SeMRHI’s mission remains essential because primary health care remains an opposition in many parts of Mississippi. Although preventive healthcare is often overlooked, it plays a vital role in preventing the onset of many chronic conditions that infect Mississippians, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and now COVID.

Many Mississippians live in remote and underserved communities with a lack of healthcare access and transportation. This investment recently featured in an Arizona showcase, will provide a place for the community to receive dental care, health screenings, vaccinations, physicals, and other medical services in Covington, Forrest, Lamar, Pearl River, and Perry counties.

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) and the Area Development Partnership – Greater Hattiesburg, MS, will present a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and a tour of the mobile unit to follow.

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Now’s the time to review and compare your Medicare plan options for 2023. Is your current plan still the best one for your healthcare needs? There may be another plan that works better for you! Call us at (601) 544-4163 ext. 4 for a FREE consultation.

SeMRHI is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness by offering free clinical breast exams from Monday, October 10, 2022 through Friday, October 14, 2022 at our Women’s, Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary, and Sumrall locations. Free gift bags for all participants – while supplies last.
For more information, call 601-658-0058.

Join us on September 24th for a Hispanic Festival – Community Health & Resource Fair from 11 am – 3 pm at Friendship Park, 1009 Rebecca Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.  Giveaways, screenings, music, dancing, food, and much more!

Vendors are welcome and must be registered by September 15th.  Click Here for more details and how to register.

For more information, contact Shanell Williamson at (601) 441-9333.

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) will offer free health and dental screenings in observation of National Health Center Week at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary, and Sumrall.  No appointment is necessary!  Dental screenings will be available from August 8 – August 10, 8 am – 12 pm, only at the Hattiesburg Community Dental Center.

SeMRHI will also host a Milk Bank Drive and Car Seat Check-up on August 11, 2022, from 12 pm – 3 pm at the Women’s Health Center.  The Women’s Health Center is located at 62 Old Airport Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.

For more information, call (601) 658-0058.

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Whether it is your brother, dad, friend, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care by raising awareness about the importance of male health and encouraging them to live longer and healthier lives.

In recognition of National Men’s Health Month, SeMRHI will host a FREE Men’s Check-Up Day on Saturday, June 25th from 10 am – 1 pm.  Come to 66 Old Airport Road in Hattiesburg, MS for free health screenings, prostate exams, COVID vaccines, door prizes, and much more.  Free Smith County watermelons to the first 30 participants!  There will also be a blood drive sponsored by Vitalant.  All blood donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $3,000 pre-paid gift card.

For more information call 601-658-0058.  Se habla Espanol!

Special thanks to our sponsors AETNA Medicare Solutions, MS SHINE Project, Academy Sports+Outdoors, and Vitalant.

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a time to encourage women to learn more about ways to prioritize their health, including staying current on health screenings and visits.  It is essential for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and women 65 years and older, to take care of their health TODAY!

Join SeMRHI as we celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 9 – May 13, 2022!  Free health screenings, health information, and gift bags – while supplies last!  Free screenings will be provided at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary, and Sumrall.  For more information, call 601-658-0058.

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