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Purchased/Referred Care

Purchased/Referred Care

The Contract Health Service Area as defined by the Federal government includes Attala, Winston, Noxubee, Leake, Neshoba, Kemper, Scott, Newton, Jasper and Jones counties. Limited contract health services are available to eligible persons for medical care that cannot be provided at the Choctaw Health Center. Due to limited funds, there is a priority system in place that is used to determine relative medical need. The priority system is:

  • PRIORITY I Care is necessary immediately to prevent death or serious threat to life, limb or organ.
  • PRIORITY II Care is needed within 30 days to 60 days to prevent the loss of life, limb or organ. This care is needed to maintain normal daily functioning.
  • PRIORITY III Care can be safely postponed for more than 60 days.
  • PRIORITY IV Cosmetic care.

Referred by a Choctaw Health Center doctor to an off-reservation facility Member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Reside in the Contract Health Service delivery area (defined below) Be a non-Indian pregnant female residing in the Contract Health Service delivery area and carrying the child of an eligible Choctaw Indian

Referrals for care that cannot be provided at the Health Center are prioritized based on this system. Currently, the Center can only pay for services that are Priority I. If the care is a priority II-IV, the patient will be responsible for the payment of the services unless additional funds are made available.

Choctaw Health Department
210 Hospital Circle ~ Choctaw, MS 39350