Joan Adam, Interim Secretary of Health

South Dakota State Agency Pregnancy Information and Services

Strong Families

  • offers one-stop access to services and programs that can help you make the best decisions for your family.

Bright Start Program

  • Bright Start's free personal nurse visiting program offers support, advice, and information to eligible moms during pregnancy and until the child turns 2.

Department of Health

  • South Dakota Pregnancy Care Program (perinatal services) — Monthly visits with a nurse to provide education and support throughout pregnancy and after childbirth.

  • Family Planning Program — Provides services to help women and men determine if and when they want to have a child. The program helps keep people healthy and protects their ability to have children in the future.

  • WIC — Supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants and children. Provides nutrition education and counseling, breast-feeding support (information & breast pumps perinatal education), healthy foods, referral to doctors, nurses, health and social service agencies, and immunizations if needed.

Department of Social Services

  • Services include SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), energy assistance, financial assistance for medical services, assistance with transportation, financial assistance with child care, information about adoptions and adoption resources. The department also funds domestic abuse centers.

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse — Funds treatment programs for pregnant women and women with dependent children.

  • Mental Health — Provides a variety of services including medical, social, educational, vocational and other support services necessary to meet basic human needs. Services are available through Community Mental Health Centers.

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