Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi's State Medical Needs Shelter
1640 Coy Avenue, Wiggins, MS


Mississippi's State Medical Needs Shelter is a specially-designed facility to protect Mississippians with medical support needs during an emergency or disaster.

This facility is a shelter of last resort for those people whose medical needs cannot be accommodated in a general population shelter.


The State Medical Needs Shelter is located at 1640 Coy Avenue, Wiggins, MS.

Whom the Shelter Serves

This shelter is for:

Note: Only one caregiver may accompany the resident inside the shelter. All residents should bring any prescribed medication or equipment needed for care if possible.

About the Shelter

The State Medical Needs Shelter is designed to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour. It also contains a negative-pressure infectious disease isolation room.

The shelter is self-sustaining for 36 hours with a backup power source and sewer and water connections. It contains telehealth capabilities for communications with the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Property for the shelter was generously provided by Stone County officials. Funding was provided by federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds and made possible through partnerships with FEMA, MEMA, and other state and local partners.

Links referenced on this page
1640 Coy Avenue, Wiggins, MS    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1640+Coy+Ave,+Wiggins,+MS+39577/@30.8498586,-89.1614844,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x889c5f27cc631a37:0x681fb84d50e5d218!2m2!1d-89.1603901!2d30.8498586
Map and directions    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1640+Coy+Ave,+Wiggins,+MS+39577/@30.8498586,-89.1614844,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x889c5f27cc631a37:0x681fb84d50e5d218!2m2!1d-89.1603901!2d30.8498586

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