South Dakota Department of Health

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Other Contact Information

600 East Capitol Street
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
1-800-738-2301 (Voice - In-state only)
605-773-3361 (Voice)
605-773-5683 (FAX)


The mission of the South Dakota Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health and well-being of all South Dakotans. The department provides and funds direct health care services such as community health nursing, maternal and child health programs, nutrition programs, children's special health services, communicable disease control, and disease prevention activities. It licenses restaurants and lodging establishments and surveys and licenses/certifies health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and others. It works to improve health services in rural areas through physician recruitment, community assessment, technical assistance and other services. It maintains the state's vital records and its public health laboratory provides medical, environmental and forensics testing.

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Review Date

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011