Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (MBMC), Jackson’s first hospital, was opened by two doctors in 1908 as a clinic. Now, operating for more than 100 years on the same site in downtown Jackson, our modern facilities include the Baptist Cancer Center, and a six-level tower housing the Cardiovascular Center and Baptist for Women. MBMC became a part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system in 2017, creating one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

With an emphasis on high quality care and compassion for patients and their loved ones, MBMC has earned numerous awards and certifications. In March 2017, MBMC became the first and only hospital in Mississippi to earn the prestigious nursing designation as a Magnet™ facility. Today, MBMC admits approximately 21,000 hospital patients and performs more than 220,000 outpatient procedures each year.

Hospital Patient Guide & Forms

Visitor Guidelines

Overnight Guest Information

Occasionally, you may desire to have someone stay overnight for support. Your nurse can make arrangements for bedding.

  • Please note that guest meal trays cannot be provided free of charge or added to your patient bill. However, to-go meals may be purchased at the cafeteria and Atrium Café.
  • Note: Children under 12 may visit with adults for a limited period of time, but may not spend the night.

As a patient, you have the right to have a support person present and visitors. This person is designated by you and may include, but not be limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner, another family member, or a friend. Your nurse or physician will let you know if having a support person or visitor may be restricted to provide safe care to you or other patients. The reasons for any restrictions should be explained to you.

All visitors designated by you shall enjoy visitation privileges that are similar to those your immediate family members would enjoy.

If you would like to limit your number of visitors, this can be arranged when you are admitted. You also have the right to deny or withdraw your consent to accept visitors at any time while you are in the hospital.

All exterior doors are locked at 9:00 p.m. Anyone entering or exiting the building after this time must do so through the emergency room entrance. Security officers will contact your charge nurse to verify that you can receive visitors, and issue a pass that the after-hours visitor is required to wear.


Our free parking garage is available for both patients and visitors on the south side of the Medical Center behind the Medical Arts West building. For your convenience, the garage has two elevators that are accessible to all levels of the garage and a covered walkway that is connected to the Medical Center. Baptist for Women patients and visitors should park at the designated Baptist for Women area. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Baptist is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. If you have difficulty walking, please call 601-968-1010 to request assistance. Baptist's security officers will provide transportation to and from the parking garage.

Food Service

Cafe' 1225

First Floor Located off the main hospital lobby, is open to the public and hospital employees. Daily cafeteria hours are 6:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Chick-fil-A is also open inside Cafe' 1225 with the following hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Atrium Cafe—Atrium

Open seven days a week. Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Closed 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday-Sunday: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Closed 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Java Junction Coffee Shop—Main Lobby

Monday- Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Amenities and Services

Chaplains, Chapel Hours, Worship Services

Our hospital chaplains are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to provide you with spiritual support during your stay. We also have a chaplain on call 24/7 to assist you. When a chaplain is needed with an emergency or crisis, please notify your nurse who will have a chaplain paged. You may also use iTigr on your hospital room television to request a chaplain visit by selecting Hospital Chaplains and following the steps to request a chaplain visit.

A chapel for meditation, prayer, and worship is located on the first floor of the Medical Center near the administrative offices. It is open daily to patients and visitors from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Prayer rooms are also located on floors 3, 5, and 6. Sunday morning worship services are conducted at 8:00 a.m. in the chapel each Sunday. A weekly morning prayer service is conducted in the chapel on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. These services can be viewed on your hospital room TV channel 25.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is stocked with a variety of items to brighten anyone's day. We update the items in our gift shop frequently to assure fresh choices and interesting gifts. Call the Gift Shop, order gifts for hospital patients, and have them delivered to their room on the same day they are ordered! There is no delivery charge.

To place orders, please call 601-968-1036

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Baskets and gift bags are made to order in all price ranges. We enclose gifts in a variety of festive containers--bags, cups, bowls--and also include colorful tissue and brightly colored ribbons. Please call and we will be happy to help you select the perfect gift. We accept MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

Items include:

  • An assortment of plants and fresh flowers ranging from $15 - $50.
  • A wide variety of gifts including books, Bibles, decorative items, candles, potpourri, jewelry, candy and much more.
  • Baby items featuring door bows, baby books, banks, bath items, blankets, and toys
  • Sundries featuring staple items for hospital patients - toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shaving cream, combs, brushes, playing cards, pens, note pads, coloring books, crayons, and crossword puzzles.

Mail Services

Mail will be delivered to your room. Mail received after you have been discharged will be forwarded to the patient address on file.

Baptist Family Pharmacy

To help ease your transition from hospital to home, we offer an easy way to fill prescriptions prescribed by your doctor during your discharge from the hospital. The Baptist Family Pharmacy, located on the first floor of the hospital near the main elevators, is our onsite retail pharmacy where you may fill prescriptions before you leave the hospital to make it easier for you to get settled back at home after a hospitalization.

Baptist Family Pharmacy accepts most prescription medication insurance plans, and our pharmacists are always available to answer any questions you may have.


Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For help filling a prescription, speak with your nurse or call 601-968-6350.


Daily newspapers are available for sale in Café 1225.  


Three local bank ATMs are located in the front lobby.


Stamps are available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Cell Phone Courtesy Charging

As a courtesy to our patients and family members, staff at the Gift Shop may be able to assist with charging cell phones. They have cell phone chargers that fit most cell phones, including some iPhones. If you are at Baptist as a patient or family member and are without a cell phone charger, please stop in the Gift Shop for assistance.

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

1225 N State St
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 968–1000

Hours of Operation

In general, hours are not restricted, except on certain floors, unless a physician (or patient) restricts visitation. MBMC shall not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. If you believe that your visitation rights have been violated, you should talk to your nurse, the nurse manager or the clinical director. If you feel the issue is not resolved, please contact Hospital Administration. Children are allowed to visit patients unless prohibited by the patient’s physician or the nurse determines it could adversely affect the visitor or the patient.

  • Persons who are sick, including children, should not visit patients.
  • All visitors should always follow any precaution signs posted on a patient’s door or ask the staff for help.

Visiting hours in specific areas are noted below:


Visiting Hours: 6:00 to 6:30 a.m.; 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.; 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (individuals who are providing patient support will have access to the patient all day except 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.).

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Siblings age 2-12 may visit accompanied by a parent 15 minutes (twice) per 24 hours. Siblings who are 12 years old and older may come at any time with a parent.

Mother/Baby Unit

Sibling visitation is permitted from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. when accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.