There are eleven (11) Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) in South Dakota.

Each is dedicated to providing the citizens of this state with top quality, professional services to keep our individuals, families, schools, workplaces and communities emotionally strong and healthy.

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Our Mission Statement

To promote and assure the provision of appropriate mental health and behavioral health care to the citizens of South Dakota.


To promote the integration of services among the supported organizations throughout South Dakota by providing administrative services, quality assurance, education and coordination


To contract with the State of South Dakota and other purchasers of mental and behavioral health services on behalf of the supported organizations as providers of such services.

Source: Adapted from Articles of Incorporation of South Dakota Council of Mental Health Centers, Inc. Article III, May 2, 1996.

Satellite and outreach clinics, managed by respective CMHCs, are staffed in communities across South Dakota to assure convenient access.

The eleven CMHCs provide a variety of services to people of all social and economic groups.

Just as a large medical group practice includes practitioners with many specialties to help people with medical problems, a CMHC has highly qualified professionals with many specialties to help people with emotional problems. These specialists may include: psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors and case managers.

CMHCs have the ability to utilize the strengths of this diverse staff to provide quality services ranging from brief, counseling services to very intensive interventions designed to prevent a person from costly hospitalizations. Many of the mental health centers have also responded to other needs in their communities by offering specialized counseling and educational programs for employers, physicians, attorneys, schools and nursing homes.

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