Medical Eligibility

Families and Children

Medical Assistance for Certain Newborns

South Dakota children born to women eligible for Medical Assistance are also eligible for Medical Assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The child must be born to a woman eligible for and receiving Medical Assistance on the date of the child’s birth.
  • There is no resource or income limit.
  • Coverage continues from the month of birth until the end of the month in which the child turns one year of age as long as the child continues to live in South Dakota.

Covered Services

Eligible families are entitled to full Medical Assistance coverage. Covered services include:

  • doctor appointments,
  • hospital stays,
  • dental and vision services,
  • prescription drugs,
  • rehab/therapy,
  • chiropractic services