Hospice provides an alternative way to care for terminally ill individuals, stressing palliative care (medical relief of pain), as opposed to curative or restorative care. Hospice care is not limited to medical care but also addresses all physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient, as well as the emotional needs of the patient’s family. The emphasis of hospice programs is on keeping the patient at home with his or her family and friends as much as possible.

Consumer Hospice Hotline

Call 1-800-738-2301

Ask questions or file a complaint.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT

View a List of Hospice Providers/Facilities in South Dakota

Hospice Regulations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), SD Codified Statute, and SD Administrative Hospice Regulations

Hospice Resources


For South Dakota requirements to become a certified hospice, inpatient hospice, or residential hospice provider contact:

Carrie Christopherson, Public Health Advisor