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Healthcare in South Dakota

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The South Dakota Department of Health provides health care and social service support to the citizens of the state. The department strives to improve the quality of life for the state’s citizens by promoting health and well-being and preventing diseases. The Department protects the lives of the people, strives to control and prevent disease and provides oversight to hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities in the state. The health department also has divisions which provide all vital records and health statistics of the state.

Contact Details
Robert Hayes Building
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: 605-773-3361
Fax: 605-773-5683
Website: https://doh.sd.gov/

Telephone directory

Hospitals in South Dakota

Hospitals in South Dakota provide quality health care to the citizens of the state. The South Dakota hospitals provide emergency, inpatient, outpatient care and diagnostic every day to those in need. The hospitals in South Dakota are well equipped with state of art technology and provide committed services to the patients. Mentioned below are the topmost hospitals in South Dakota known for giving outstanding services to the people of the state.

Sanford Health

Sanford Health hospital is a leader in health care and strives to provide patients across the region with convenient Sanfordaccess to expert medical care with world-class facilities. Services offered by the hospital include cancer care, emergency medicine, diabetes care, Heart/Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurosciences, Radiology & Imaging Services, Surgery & Transplant Services, Urology and Vascular Care amongst others.

Contact Details
Sanford Health
801 Broadway N., PO box 2020, Fargo, ND 58122-0001
Phone: 701-234-2000
Website: http://www.sanfordhealth.org/

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

A member of Avera Health, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center provides excellent care of the highest clinical quality to the patients. Within its network are more than 300 care locations in 82 communities in five states, including hospitals, specialty care clinics, primary care clinics, long term care facilities, home medical equipment outlets  retirement communities and research centers.

Contact Details
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1325 S Cliff Avenue
P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
Phone: 605-322-8000
Website: http://www.avera.org/mckennan/

Rapid City Regional Hospital

An integrated health care system, Regional Health aims at helping patients and communities live well. The organization provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. It is the largest private employer in western South Dakota and is committed to the future of medicine, with a medical residency program, medical training partnerships and more than 130 active research studies.

Contact Details
Regional Health
353 Fairmont Boulevard
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 755-1000
Website: http://www.regionalhealth.com/

Some of the notable hospitals of South Dakota are listed below.

Bennett County Hospital & Nursing Home
102 Major Allen, PO Box 70
Martin, SD 57551
Phone: (605)-685-6622
Website: http://www.bennettcountyhospital.com/

Black Hills Surgery Center
216 Anamaria Drive. Rapid City SD
Phone: (605) 721-4700
Website: http://www.bhsh.com/

Bowdle Healthcare Center
8001 West Fifth St.
Bowdle, SD 57428
Phone: 605-285-6146
Fax: 605-285-6410
Website: http://www.bowdlehc.com/

Brookings Health System
300 22nd Avenue
Brookings SD, 57006
Phone: (605) 696-9000
Website: http://brookingshealth.org/

LifeScape (Corporate) Children's Services
2501 W. 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-444-9500
Website: http://www.lifescapesd.org/

Community Memorial Hospital
111 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 420
Redfield South Dakota 57469
Phone: (605) 472-1110 
Website: http://www.redfield-sd.com/redfield/hospital.html

Douglas County Memorial Hospital
708 8th Street
Armour, South Dakota 57313
Phone: (605) 724-2159
Website: http://www.dcmhsd.org/

Fall River Health Services
1201 Highway 71 South
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747
Phone: 605-745-3159
Website: http://www.frhssd.org/getpage.php?name=frhospital

Avera St. Luke's Hospital
305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-622-5000‎
Website: http://www.avera.org/st-lukes-hospital/services/senior-living/eureka/

Faulkton Area Medical Center
1300 Oak Street / PO Box 100
Faulkton, SD 57438
Phone: (605) 598-6262
Website: http://faulktonmedical.org/

Blood Banks in South Dakota

Several organizations in South Dakota are dedicated to provide blood to those in need. These organizations are committed and striving to meet the emergency needs of the people of South Dakota. Listed below are the blood banks in South Dakota

LifeServe Blood Center
431 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 800-287-4903
Website: http://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org/

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1301 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Plaza 2 3rd floor
Phone: 605-322-7111
Website: http://www.avera.org/mckennan/services/laboratory/services/blood-donation/

United Blood Services

South Dakota - Northeast
3231 South 11th Street
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 293-9453

South Dakota - Western
2209 W. Omaha
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: (605) 342-8585
Website: http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/RC/

Community Blood bank
PO Box 1343
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1343
Phone: (605) 331-3222
Website: http://www.cbblifeblood.org/new_design/blood-drives.htm

De Smet Memorial Hospital
306 Prairie Ave SW
De Smet, South Dakota, USA 57231-2285   
Phone: (605)854-3329

Huron Regional Medical Center
172 Fourth Street Southeast
Huron, South Dakota, USA 57350
Phone: (605)-353-6530

Sanford Health Blood Bank
1305 W. 18th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA 57117-5039   
Phone: (605)-333-6444

Talecris Plasma Resources Sioux Falls center
1025 N. Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA 57104   
Phone: (605) 271-6090

Blood Bank Sioux Falls Regional
800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA 57105-1016   
Phone: (605)322-7110

Siouxland Community Blood Bank
501 S Ohlman Street
Mitchell, South Dakota, USA 57301
Phone: (605) 996-3826

South Dakota Health Insurance

The South Dakota Medicaid is the financed health and long-term care coverage program for low-income individuals. healthSouth Dakota Medicaid covers hospital stays, prescriptions, doctor visits, nursing home care and other health care needs. The Department of Social Services is the designated State Medicaid Agency for South Dakota. South Dakota Medicaid is jointly funded by the State and federal government.

South Dakota Medicaid aims at to:

  • Improve the quality of medical care.
  • Improve access to medically necessary medical care.
  • Ensure enrolled providers receive payment for covered services in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Secure Medicaid payments for services rendered.

For more on South Dakota Medicaid click

South Dakota Medicaid Phone Directory

Medical Programs Available in South Dakota

South Dakota Vital Record and Health Statistics

The office of vital records and health statistics of the South Dakota department of health manages the collection and statisticsdistribution of public health and vital statistics data in the state. The office of vital records maintains birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for the state of South Dakota and issues certified copies of such records.

How to obtain vital records (birth, death, marriage and divorce)

Order in Person
You can order a copy of birth, death, marriage and divorce in person at the State Office with an application along with the appropriate fee and proof of identity at:

South Dakota Department of Health
207 E Missouri Ave Suite 1A
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4961
Fax: 605-773-2680
Email: vitalrecords@state.sd.us
Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

By mail
You can order a copy of birth, death, marriage and divorce by mail to state office with a completed application, copy of a photo ID, and appropriate fee at.

207 E. Missouri
Suite1-A, Pierre, SD 57501.

By phone

Certified copy of birth, death, marriage or divorce record cost: $15.00

Eligibility requirements

  • Individual listed on the record
  • Spouse, Child
  • Parent, Guardian
  • Next of Kin
  • Authorized Agent - attorney, funeral director, physician
  • Designated Agent

Identification includes

  • Photocopy of state ID card
  • Photocopy of driver’s license
  • Photocopy of passport or Visa
  • Photocopy of tribal ID
  • Photocopy of military ID

For more on Vital Records click

Leading Causes of death in South Dakota in 2010 [1]

Heart Disease: 23%
Stroke: 6%
Cancer: 23%
All Others: 21%
Chron. Low . Respiratory Disease: 6%
Alzheimer's Disease: 6%
Unintentional Injury: 6%
Diabetes Mellitus: 3%
Suicide: 2%
Influenza & Pneumonia: 2%
Hypertension: 1%

Get more information on various health data and statistics


  1. Leading cause of death
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