South Dakota Assistance Programs

Medicaid

Website:

dss.sd.gov/medicalservices/

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Whether or not you qualify, depends on your income and circumstances. For more information, visit your local office.

Phone Number:

(800) 305-3064

South Dakota Rx Card

Website:

www.southdakotarxcard.com

South Dakota Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of South Dakota.

Phone Number:

(605) 951-4638

Program Description:

South Dakota Rx Card is a free prescription assistance program available to everyone living in South Dakota. The program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of South Dakota gain access to significant savings on prescription medications at their local pharmacies.

No personal information is required to join the program and there are no enrollment forms, no eligibility requirements, and no restrictions of any kind. The South Dakota Rx Card provides discounts on both brand and generic medication with an average savings around 30%, with some discounts as high as 75%. The card is accepted at Hy-Vee, Kmart, Shopko, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, as well as over 56,000 participating pharmacies across the country.

The South Dakota Rx Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Residents of South Dakota can obtain a pre-activated free Drug card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.southdakotarxcard.com.

CHIP

Website:

www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/sd/index.html

CHIP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Under federal law, CHIP must provide health coverage to targeted uninsured children. Those children: Must be less than 19 years of age. Must have family income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level. Must not be covered by any other health insurance. Must not have been covered by a group health plan in the prior three months. May not be otherwise eligible for Medicaid. Must meet certain other non-financial criteria, such as state residency and citizenship.

Phone Number:

(855) 808-9380

Program Description:

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance at little or no cost to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines.

SHIINE

Website:

www.shiine.net/

SHIINE

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries

Phone Number:

(605) 333-3314