History

East Central Mississippi Health Care, Inc. (ECMHCI) was created in 1978 as a non-profit private corporation for the purpose of providing access to primary health care services to rural populations in east central Mississippi.

Access to health care for all patients, regardless of income or insurance status, has been made possible over the last 36 years through an annual grant funding process from the Public Health Service.  ECMHCI is federally designated as a Program 330 Community Health Center (CHC).

ECMHCI has grown from one site to four.  Locations include Sebastopol since 1978, Walnut Grove since 1992, Philadelphia since 1995 and Newton since 2015.

ECMHCI established access to Pediatrics for the first time to east central Mississippi residents in 1999.