Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

Ryan White Part B CARE Program

The South Dakota Ryan White Part B CARE Program is funded by an annual federal grant. Its goal is to assist low-income, HIV-infected individuals with the cost of specific health care needs. Benefits are determined by federal guidelines and a state advisory council made up of representatives from health care, those with HIV disease, support groups and state agencies. The Department of Health administers the program. Due to limited funding, applicants may be placed on a waiting listing.

HIV Prevention and Care Planning Virtual Town Hall Meetings

June 29, 2022


  • AIDS Drug Reimbursement Program (ADAP) – financial assistance for specific prescription drugs - formulary
  • Patient Care (Home and Community Based Care) – financial assistance for specific outpatient medical and support services
  • Continuation of Health Insurance – financial assistance for insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-payments


To be eligible for the Ryan White Part B CARE Program, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of South Dakota
  • Be diagnosed as HIV positive
  • Have an income at or less than 300% of the federal poverty level 
  • Not have identical services available through other compensation programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, insurance or other public resources

To Apply

Complete and submit the application form included in the current Ryan White Part B CARE Program Information and Application Packet (Spanish). Applicants will be notified in writing whether they are eligible for services or whether they will be placed on a waiting list for services. One service available to those on the waiting list is case management services. A case manager can help you find other resources to assist you. 


Ryan White Part B CARE Program
South Dakota Department of Health
615 E. 4th St.
Pierre, SD 57501-1700
1-800-592-1861 or 605-773-3737

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