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 fourteen clinics, with locations in Pearl, Madison, Canton, South Jackson, Brandon, Byram, Clinton, Flowood, Richland, North Jackson, Vicksburg and Laurel. The Ridgeland Primary Care Clinic was added in 1998 to provide a continuum of care; and we have now added 5 new Primary Care locations in Pearl, South Jackson, North Jackson, Madison and Laurel. Ridgeland Primary Care was the first one. Additionally, MEA offers drug testing onsite and at all Ambulatory Care Clinics. MEA also provides an Employee Assistance Program through MEA Cares.
Our mission at MEA Medical Clinics is to meet the ambulatory and primary care needs of our patients in a manner that combines compassion and convenience. While our physicians strive to provide comprehensive healthcare, we do not represent or replace hospital emergency care; nor can we treat chronic pain syndromes. For medical conditions outside the scope of our practice, MEA is committed to referring our patients to the appropriate specialist. At MEA Medical Clinics we pride ourselves on being where you need us, when you need us, with primary and ambulatory care for the entire family.
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