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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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To contact a licensing board, select the appropriate board on the licensing board page and use the direct contact information found on the individual board page. Questions about Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program should be directed to the Department of Social Services.

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South Dakota Department of Health

Robert Hayes Building

600 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501-2536

Phone: 605-773-3361

Fax: 605-773-5683

1-800-738-2301 (in SD only)

Staff Directory

Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
Lynne Valenti, Deputy Secretary, Division Director, Healthcare Access & Quality and Health Protection, 605-773-6188
Doreen Kayser, Executive Assistant, 605-773-3923
Joan Adam, Division Director, Administration, 605-773-3361
Beth Dokken, Division Director, Family and Community Health, 605-773-3737
Dr. Joshua Clayton, State Epidemiologist, 605-773-3737
Darcy McGuigan, Division Director, Finance, 605-773-4939
Daniel Bucheli, Communications Director, 605-773-3361

Child and Family Services - Linda Ahrendt, 605-773-4074

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Kiley Hump, 605-773-5610

 

Correctional Health - Melissa Johnson, 605-280-2816

Health Statistics - Mark Gildemaster, 605-773-3596

Disease Prevention Services - Cassie Deffenbaugh, 605-773-3737

Health Facilities Licensure & Certification - Chris Qualm, 605-773-3356

Health Protection (food safety; restaurant, campground & lodging licensure) - John Osburn, 605-394-6064

Public Health Laboratory - Dr. Tim Southern, 605-773-3368

Public Health Preparedness & Response - Kaitlin Thomas, 605-367-5043

Rural Health - Kaitlin Thomas, 605-367-5043

Vital Records - Mariah Pokorny, 605-773-4961
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