Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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May 27, 2020
South Dakota seeking to join online SNAP pilot
South Dakotans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may have the option of buying groceries online in the future, the Department of Social Services announced today.

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If you or a loved one are at risk of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255) and/or visit the South Dakota Suicide Prevention website for additional resources.

If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health or substance use concerns related to COVID-19, please click here or visit to identify a treatment provider in your area.

The South Dakota Medicaid team continues to work remotely to support providers and recipients who need health care services. Claims payment continues uninterrupted. Whenever possible, we ask providers to utilize the Medicaid Portal.

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Resources for Medicaid Providers

South Dakota Medicaid has requested flexibility from the federal government through an 1135 wavier to implement flexibility for Medicaid providers and recipients during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Board of Examiners of Psychologists COVID-19 Updates

Board of Social Work Examiners COVID-19 Updates

Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists update on testing, telehealth and resources

Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals