South Dakota Medicaid &
Medical Assistance

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Definitions of Medicaid in South Dakota

Medicaid in South Dakota*

"The Department of Social Services’ Division of Economic Assistance is responsible for administering the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Programs to help low income individuals, families and children.

Medical Assistance Programs are available to help pay for the necessary medical expenses individuals need to stay healthy.

These expenses may include: hospital stays, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other health care needs..."
*source: South Dakota Department of Social Services , Pierre, SD 57501

Children's Medicaid in South Dakota

See the section on this page Health Programs for Children: CHIP: South Dakota

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Medicaid in South Dakota: How It Works; An Introduction to South Dakota Medicaid; What is South Dakota Medicaid?

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    source:South Dakota Department of Social Services
    languages: English
    from the web page:
    "...Medical Assistance is a state and federally funded program providing medical coverage for individuals who meet certain eligibility guidelines. If you are eligible, Medical Assistance acts as your insurance company and pays for the cost of medically necessary services such as visits to the doctor, hospital, dentist, specialist, etc..."
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South Dakota Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in South Dakota, Requirements


South Dakota Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for South Dakota Medicaid


South Dakota Medicaid Offices


South Dakota Medicaid Health Plans, HMO, South Dakota Managed Care


Find South Dakota Medicaid Physicians, Doctors


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: South Dakota CHIP:


What is Medicaid for children in South Dakota?

Children's Medicaid in South Dakota; Children's Health Care: CHIP

"The South Dakota Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides quality health care (including regular check-ups, Well-Child Care exams, dental care, and vision care) for children and teenagers

To be eligible for CHIP, children must be under the age of 19 and be residents of South Dakota. Children who are uninsured or already have health insurance may be eligible for CHIP based on family size and income."
*source: South Dakota Department of Social Services , Pierre, SD 57501

What is CHIP?

"Originally created in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage. States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured."
source: - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. , Washington, DC

South Dakota Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


South Dakota Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


Other Health Coverage Options in South Dakota


South Dakota Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care


South Dakota Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - South Dakota Medicare Savings Program


South Dakota Medicaid Waiver Programs


Report Medicaid Fraud in South Dakota

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