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 »
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.
The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services Central Registry has moved to a new location and does not have a fax machine at that location. As a result, please fax your Child Abuse Registry forms to the MSDH Criminal History Record Check Unit/Fingerprint Unit at 601-364-5056. If you have questions or concerns, please call our offices at 601-364-1101. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and will ensure the completion of background checks in the timeliest manner possible.
Contact the Criminal History Record Check Division at 601-364-1101, fax: 601-364-5056.