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Drug News and Information
- For up to date medication information from the FDA click here.
- To find information about your nearest poison control center click here.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- For information on prescription drug assistance please click here.
- The All Women Count! Program serves women 30-64 years of age for Pap smears, 50-64 for mammograms, without insurance to pay for screening exams, and who have insurance but cannot pay the deductible or co-payment. The program pays providers directly. To learn more about the All Women Count! Program click here.
- Programs offered by Community Health Services include education and referral; immunizations; communicable disease testing, counseling and education; developmental screenings; prenatal and post-partum home visits; case management of pregnant women; WIC; family planning, nutrition counseling and education; screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar, and hemoglobin; and many more. Click here for more information.
- Family Health coordinates a variety of maternal and child health services and nutrition programs and assistance. To find out more click here.
- The South Dakota Immunization Program aims to protect all South Dakotans against vaccine preventable disease by increasing immunization coverage levels of children and adults. Click here to learn more about the Immunization Program.
- The Tobacco Control Program coordinates state efforts to prevent young people from starting to use tobacco products, help current tobacco users quit, and reduce nonsmokers' exposure to second-hand smoke. More information is available at the Tobacco Control website.
- The Division of Mental Health initiated a program in 1998 to assist individuals with a diagnosed mental illness, who had exhausted all other assistance options and could not afford to purchase their much needed psychotropic medications and/or lab costs. Our goal is to help individuals live successfully in the community and reduce the need for repeated, prolonged, and expensive inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations. Click here for more information on the Mental Health Medication Program.
- Adult Services and Aging (ASA) provides opportunities that enable disabled adults and older South Dakotans to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives while maintaining close family and community ties. Through various programs, ASA provides or purchases services for disabled adults and older persons who are determined to be financially eligible for the programs. ASA promotes in-home and community-based services to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization. In-home services are available to those who need assistance with routine household tasks. Recipients of these services may be recovering from an illness or have physical limitations. To learn about all the programs administered by ASA click here.
- Energy Assistance helps low-income South Dakotans pay for home heating costs and home improvements that help conserve energy. The program has two parts: Low Income Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance. For more information click here.
- The purpose of the SHIINE program is to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their families on Medicare and Medicare Plus Choice issues, as well as private health insurance policies like long-term care insurance and Medicare supplemental insurance. Information provided is free and confidential. SHIINE counselors can answer questions about benefits, help with confusing forms and provide referrals to the appropriate agencies for state aid. Click here for more information.
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