Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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Indigent Medication Program

The indigent medication program provides temporary financial support for psychotropic medication, medication for the treatment of substance use disorders and/or maintenance treatment and/or related lab costs to eligible individuals while other funding options are identified. Please contact your local community mental health center, accredited substance use disorder treatment provider or the Division of Behavioral Health for more information.

The initial application can be found here.

Medications and/or services covered

  • Psychotropic medications or medications to treat mental illnesses.
  • Medications that are used along with psychotropic medications that decrease the side effects associated with psychotropic medications.
  • Medication assistance treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, to include cessation and/or maintenance treatment.
  • Laboratory work that lets the physician know that the medication dosage is at a therapeutic level.

Participating Pharmacies/Clinics

To be added to the Participating Pharmacies/Clinics list or to submit a completed application, please contact:
Division of Behavioral Health
Attn: Indigent Medication program
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 1.605.773.3123
Fax: 1.605.773.7076
Email: DSSBHINDMED@state.sd.us