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Our Location: 3850 Highway 45 N | Meridian, Mississippi 39301

A Day Health Center

For Children

with Special Needs

What is a PPEC?

Meridian Pediatric Extended Care is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility (PPEC), that provides physician ordered multi-disciplinary day care to medically fragile and/or technology-dependent children, infancy to age 21, who have complex medical conditions requiring continual, professional skilled nursing care.

Our focus is to provide maximum early intervention to prepare children with medically complex needs for school and other life situations. We provide care for up to 10 hours a day which includes learning through play and socialization to develop skills needed to ensure proper growth and development.

Upon admission to MPEC an individualized "plan of care" will be developed for each child specifying the treatment plan necessary to accommodate the medical, nursing, psychosocial, and educational needs of the child as well as the family. Specific goals will be identified and plans for achieving these goals will be determined.

Our skilled pediatric nurses provide constant assessment and needed care of each child which enables our trained staff to recognize and report to your child's pediatrician any abnormal findings in an effort to prevent hospitalizations and future complications.

The parents and families of our patients are given the opportunity to return to work or school while resting assured that their child is receiving the best possible care from qualified pediatric nurses and staff. We give parents the "peace of mind" knowing that their child is getting the special care they require.

Child playing doctor with bear

We Care For Your Bundle Of Joy As Much As You Do!

Our focus is to provide maximum early intervention to prepare children with medically complex needs for school and other life situations. We provide care for up to 10 hours a day which includes learning through play and socialization to develop skills needed to ensure proper growth and development.

Services We Provide

SKILLED PEDIATRIC NURSING

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY*

AGED-BASED CURRICULUM

ORAL/MOTOR SPEECH PATHOLOGIST*

PHYSICAL THERAPY*

EDUCATIONAL/BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANTS*

CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS*

NUTRITIONIST*

SOCIAL WORKERS*

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED

* As prescribed and/or needed.

Some Common Conditions of Eligible Children

  • Cardiac Disease or Defects
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Tube Feedings
  • Colostomy Care
  • Feeding Disorders/Reflux
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Oncological / Hematological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Complications of Prematurity
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Infectious Processes
  • End-Stage Diseases
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Burn Injury rehabilitation
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Many other conditions qualify. Please call for more information.

Admission Requirements

A doctor's prescribed order for our services is required. Your child's care may be covered by your insurance if their medical condition requires the skills of a nurse. Our highly skilled staff will assess your child for eligibility and coordinate with your child's physician and insurance case manager to complete the approval process. MPEC accepts all Mississippi Medicaid payers.* and Private Pay.

 
In order to qualify for admission to our PPEC, a child must:
  1. Be medically complex or fragile and/or technologically dependent.
  2. Have a referral from his/her doctor.
  3. Be medically stable (not in need of immediate hospital care).
  4. Be appropriate for outpatient care.
  5. Require skilled nursing care.
  6. Present no significant risk of infection to other children or personnel.

“Such a wonderful place for my little girl. The staff is so in tune with the kids' needs as well as the parents' needs. I could not have made it through the first day without all of the communication throughout the day. Thank you for making it easier.

Stephenie Benigno Bley

“My baby loves this place and I think I made the best decision when I decided to take him here he and I love the staff and I sure would recommend this place to anybody with a child that is medically fragile”

Alisha Antwonette Hall

“My son Enrico goes here and I can honestly say this is the best place for him... He loves everyone there and he get one on one attention... The nurses are amazing with him and he really enjoys it there. Wonderful place and Wonderful people.”

Carlisse Moore
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