The MSDH Criminal History Record Check Division processes background checks only for MSDH-licensed healthcare and child care facilities.
Background checks for other types of facilities may be provided by
the Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Criminal Information Center.
More information about background checks »
Online Payment Portal
Online payment is now available for healthcare and childcare facilities. The portal may also be used for replacement records ($15) and copies of suitability letters ($10).
Please contact our offices if you need assistance with this process: 601-364-5059 or 601-364-1101.
Health and Child Care Facilities
Each healthcare and child care provider must inform applicants being fingerprinted that their fingerprints will be transmitted to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and run through the Mississippi Criminal Information and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases in order to complete state and national background checks.
Contact the Criminal History Record Check Division at 601-364-1101, fax: 601-364-5056.