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Keesler Medical Center extends hours for holiday season


Timely access to health services is vital to the readiness of our forces and care for our families. Keesler Medical Center is committed to ensuring our patients can get the acute care they need, when they need it throughout the upcoming holiday.

“Adjusting our hours is part of our commitment to provide timely access to care for all of our patients,” said Col. Beatrice Dolihite, 81st Medical Group commander. “We value our patients and are actively engaged in continuing to increase access to care and enhance our mission to provide medically ready warfighters.”

In an effort to ensure our patients receive the care they need, we will remain open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. While we expect the demand for services to be low, we have a responsibility to ensure our patients have access to health care when they need it most. 


Specific hours and services provided by the Keesler Medical Center are as follows:


- Emergency room and inpatient services will remain open 24/7


- December 24 and December 31 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. the following services will be open with limited availability:

  • Immunizations

  • Lab

  • Radiology

  • Base Exchange pharmacy will only have drive-thru open for refill pick-ups

  • Hospital pharmacy

  • Internal medicine

  • Family health

  • Pediatrics

  • Dental


- December 25 and January 1 all clinics will be closed except for the emergency room and inpatient services