Healthcare Referrals

Providers play a vital role in preventing and controlling chronic diseases. In South Dakota that includes referring tobacco-using patients to the SD QuitLine, providing general health-related information to patients, ensuring screenings for various chronic diseases take place, using health information technology to ensure the overall quality of care, and linking patients to other community health and education resources.

Referrals to Chronic Disease Programs Webinar

Recorded on
September 7, 2021

Chronic Conditions

Better Choices, Better Health® SD

  • For patients with a chronic condition
  • Free workshops held at in-person locations across South Dakota and virtually through Zoom

Workshops are specifically created to support a variety of chronic conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Pain
  • Arthritis

How to refer:


National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

  • For patients who have prediabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes
  • Year-long program led by a lifestyle coach that helps participants learn new habits, gain new skills and build confidence to eat better and become more active

How to refer:

  • Explore the list of programs in South Dakota. Contact the program directly for information regarding class dates, times, and frequencies.
  • Call 1-855-648-9951

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program (DSMES)

  • For patients who have recently been diagnosed, annually, when complicating factors occur, or during transitions in care

How to refer:


South Dakota QuitLine

  • For patients 13+ interested in quitting cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or e-cigarettes
  • Free support, medication, and phone coaching

How to refer:

Physical Activity

Park Rx

  • For all patients
  • Prescribe physical activity. Patients take the Rx to any state park and enjoy a free day in the park or a discounted annual pass.

How to refer:


All Women Count!

  • For women ages 30 to 64
  • Program that helps cover the cost of breast and cervical cancer screening

How to refer:

South Dakota Opioid Resource Hotline

  • For patients with Opioid Use Disorder, their friends, family, and providers
  • 24/7 hotline answered by trained crisis workers that can assist in finding local support, treatment, and resources

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