January 18, 2022

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Community Health Services are provided out of a rental office located at 318 West 5th Street in Miller, South Dakota but the staffing is provided out the offices of the South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH).  This home is located just west of the main entry to the Avera Hand County Clinic and Hospital Entrance / Parking lot.  The telephone number is 605-853-2147 and the email address is [email protected]

You should call ahead to find out the hours as they may changed based on training needs, weather and road conditions.

The arrangement previously was a combined contract between Hand County, Hand County Memorial Hospital, Inc. (HCMH, Inc.) and the South Dakota Department of Health.  Hand County Memorial Hospital, Inc. was no longer able to fill the objectives of the contract and allowed it to terminate.  Unfortunately that also meant the local staff would no longer serving this function.

The 2022 contract between the South Dakota Department of Health and Hand County for community health services can be found by clicking the underlined link above.

The 2021-2022 rental agreement between Hand County Memorial Hospital and Hand County for the home office for Community Health can be found by clicking the underlined link above.

Presently the county pays the SD-DOH $6,696.00 per year to provide nursing services and $7,200.00 for office rent.