If you live in Mississippi or are moving to Mississippi and need access to genetics services, please see below for useful resources.

State Newborn Screening Resources

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program

The EHDI program screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition and support for families

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Mississippi

Currently screens for 63 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

General Public Health Resources

Mississippi Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Mississippi Public Health Laboratory

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state.

State Medicaid Application: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Health insurance coverage for children up to the age of 19 who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Medicaid

Mississippi Medicaid

Provides medical coverage for individuals who meet certain requirements such as having a disability, income, etc.

Family Organizations

USM Institute for Disability Studies

A Family-to-Family health information center in Mississippi with a focus on providing support to families with children and youth with special health care needs