Mississippi State Department of Health
For Immediate Release
Contact: Liz Sharlot, Carol Jarvis Jones, Elizabeth Grey or Matt Staggs - Office of Communications 601-576-7667
Date: August 31, 2008
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Dialysis patients with concerns about maintaining their routine dialysis schedule or the availability of dialysis facilities for evacuees should call the transient treatment travel line toll-free at 1-877-936-9260.
Special Medical Needs Shelters
At this time, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has opened one state special medical needs shelter at Hinds Community College, 501 Main Street in Raymond.
MSDH will advise the media when additional shelters are opened.
Anyone needing transportation to a special medical needs shelter should call their local emergency management agency or Mississippi 2-1-1.