Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
The Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program provides a $10,000 payment to eligible health professionals who complete a three-year, full-time service commitment. The health professional must enter into a three-way contract between the employing facility and the state. Eligible facilities must be located in a community with a population of 10,000 or less.
|Eligible occupations||Eligible facilities|
|Dietitian or Nutritionist||South Dakota licensed:|
|Nurse (LPN or RN)||Hospitals|
|Occupational therapist||Nursing homes|
|Respiratory therapist||Federally certified home health agencies|
|Laboratory technologist||Chemical dependency treatment facilities|
|Pharmacist||Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities|
|Physical therapist||Community support providers|
|Paramedic||Community mental health centers|
|Medical technologist||ESRD facilities|
|Radiologic technologist||Community health centers (FQHCs)|
- The 2014 Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program is now open and applications are currently being accepted.
- Applications must be printed, signed and submitted to:
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
- Frequently Asked Questions
- For any additional information, please contact the South Dakota Office of Rural Health, 1-800-738-2301 or 605-773-2679.