Number of dialysis patients statewide: 1,557
This state offers Medigap insurance to dialysis patients under 65.
Medicare, a federal program, pays for dialysis for over 80% of dialysis treatments. However, many issues concerning dialysis patients are actually handled at the state level.
South Dakota Dialysis Patient Resources
#11 Renal Network fo the Upper Midwest
1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55108
State Run Programs
South Dakota Dept of Social Services
- Adult Programs: Low income families in South Dakota (with or without private health insurance) may be eligible for FREE or low cost medical assistance including regular checkups, Well-Child Care exams, dental care, and vision care.
- Programs for Children: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance at little or no cost to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in South Dakota.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.