Medical Eligibility

Children's Health Insurance Program

Medical Assistance Outreach Contacts

If your agency/program has a way of identifying children eligible for CHIP or you can get information to their families, please write or call the Department of Social Services contact person listed below.

Please provide:

  • Name/Address of Agency/Program.
  • Contact person in the Agency/program/ Telephone number where person may be reached.
  • How your agency/program can reach or identify households with children under age 19.
Contacts Counties and Tribal Governments

Huron Area

Gail Fischer
Dept. of Social Services
110 Third St. SW, Suite 200
Huron, SD 57350-2450
(605) 353-7105


Counties: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Davison, Faulk, Hand, Hanson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, McCook, Miner, Moody, Sanborn, Spink

Tribal Governments: Flandreau

Pierre Area

Julie Miller
Dept. of Social Services
912 E. Sioux
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3612


Counties: Campbell, Corson, Dewey, Haakon, Hughes, Hyde, Perkins, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Walworth, Ziebach

Tribal Governments: Cheyenne River, Standing Rock

Pine Ridge Area

Jim Treloar
Dept. of Social Services
Hwy 18, Airport Access Road
PO Box 279
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0279
(605) 867-5861


Counties: Bennett, Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Shannon

Tribal Governments: Pine Ridge

Rapid City Area

Tom Eads
Dept. of Social Services
510 N. Cambell
PO Box 2440
Rapid City, SD 57709-2440
(605) 394-2525


Counties: Butte, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington

Sioux Falls Area

Bob Zirpel
Dept. of Social Services
811 E 10th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-1650
(605) 367-5444


Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha, Turner

Watertown Area

Sandy Albertson
Dept. of Social Services
2001 9th Ave. SW, Suite 300
PO Box 670
Watertown, SD 57201-0670
(605) 882-5000


Counties: Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Grant, Hamlin, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts

Tribal Governments: Sisseton

Winner Area

Jill Sell
Dept. of Social Services
649 W. Second St.
PO Box 31
Winner, SD 57580-0031
(605) 842-0400


Counties: Brule, Buffalo, Gregory, Jones, Lyman, Todd, Tripp

Tribal Governments: Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Rosebud

Yankton Area

Lisa Schmitz
Dept. of Social Services
3113 Spruce St., Suite 200
Yankton, SD 57075-5320
(605) 668-3030


Counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Douglas, Hutchinson, Yankton

Tribal Governments: Yankton