Wellness on Wheels

Wellness on Wheels VanWellness on Wheels: Bringing Health Services to YOU

Wellness on Wheels is a new mobile unit initiative that brings community health services to underserved communities across South Dakota.

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Services Offered

  • Women, Infants, and Children supplemental nutrition program
  • Available to income-eligible pregnant, postpartum women for 6 months, breastfeeding women for 1 year, infants, children under the age of 5
  • Height, weight, hemoglobin, nutrition assessment
  • Provide breastfeeding support and breast pumps
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Referrals to other community resources 

Learn About WIC

  • Available to any South Dakota pregnant or postpartum women and/or infants. 
  • Services are delivered by a nurse to improve outcomes that help support healthy pregnancies and families.
  • Pregnant women will receive an initial risk assessment to help identify needs/social determinants of health to identify resources and educational needs.
  • Monthly visits with a nurse that are supplemental to regular prenatal care with their health care provider.  
  • A nurse visit will be offered to postpartum women and/or infants that will be supplemental to a follow-up visit with their health care provider.
  • Nurse Visits will include weight checks, blood pressure checks, health assessments, education, support, referrals to community resources, and communication with their healthcare provider as individual needs arise.

Learn About the Pregnancy Care Program

  • Review vaccine records of patients  
  • Provide age-appropriate vaccines  
  • Educate families on vaccines
  • Schedule follow-up vaccinations as necessary 

Learn About the Immunization Program

  • Children under the age of 6 years old will visit with a nurse to complete an Oral Health Risk Assessment
  • The assessment will determine those children eligible to receive fluoride varnish to help reduce dental caries.  

Learn About Oral Health

  • Safe Sleep education will be provided to all pregnant/postpartum women and caregivers of infants based on the latest guidance by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  
  • A visit will be completed with a nurse to assess for a safe sleep environment and to provide education.  
  • Families without a safe sleep environment may be eligible to receive a pack-n-play.

Learn More About Safe Sleep 

  • All pregnant and postpartum women are eligible for a depression screening with a nurse.  
  • The visit will consist of completing the screening tool(s), education, support, and referral to a provider if needed. 

Learn About Mental Health

  • All families with children 2 months – 60 months of age will be offered a parent-led screening tool(s) to complete to help promote early detection and identify normal development.  
  • The two screening tools offered are the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ), which help to capture developmental delays or disorders, and the Age and Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) which help to capture emotional and social competencies.

Learn About Developmental Milestones

  • STI/HIV Testing
  • STI Treatment
  • STI/HIV education and counseling  
  • Referrals to other community resources  

Learn About STI Prevention

Wellness on Wheels Informational Video

Learn about how Wellness on Wheels can bring healthcare to your community.

Take a Virtual Tour

Tour our new Wellness on Wheels mobile unit.