North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield addressed a crowd of more 80 people gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony of Vicksburg's newest medical facility, MEA Medical Clinics. The primary care clinic is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 601-619-7717.
MEA was founded in 1979 by a group of physicians who understood that patients' medical needs often occurred outside the traditional 8am to 5pm clinic setting.
The first MEA Medical Clinic opened in Pearl and offered extended hours, including Saturday, with no appointment needed to see the doctor.
MEA now has thirteen clinics, with locations in Pearl, Madison, Canton, South Jackson, Brandon, Byram, Clinton, Flowood, Richland, the After Hours Clinic on Old Canton Road, and in Laurel. Primary Care Clinics were added in 1998 to provide a continuum of care. They are located in Ridgeland and Clinton. Additionally, MEA offers drug testing onsite and at all Ambulatory Care Clinics. MEA also provides an Employee Assistance Program through MEA Cares.