South Dakota Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

South Dakota Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

South Dakota's health is failing. The United Health Foundation ranks the state 27th for overall health. That's a big drop from its 19th place ranking in 2012, and its lowest ranking in the annual study's 23-year history. The low taxes imposed on cigarettes and alcohol in South Dakota go some way towards explaining the state's dismal ranking. Smoking and binge drinking are prevalent, especially among the state's Native American population.

Healthcare in South Dakota

People living on the state's reservations also struggle to get access to healthcare. South Dakota's urgent care centers look to bridge the gap between South Dakota's indigenous and white populations. However Native Americans aren't the only residents these low-cost clinics cater to.

Many South Dakota emergency departments see patients in order of the severity of their illnesses or injuries. If your condition isn't deemed serious enough, you may wait for many hours before seeing a doctor. You'll be attended to much more quickly in an urgent care center. The well-trained staff in these facilities can treat non-life threatening conditions much more rapidly than hospital emergency departments.

Urgent Care in South Dakota

In addition, South Dakota's urgent care centers also offer physical examinations, lab testing, and X-ray services. South Dakota's urgent care centers are typically open from early morning until late in the evening on weekdays, and during traditional business hours on weekends. These extended trading hours make the facilities convenient places for full-time workers, students, and busy parents to receive medical treatment. They also offer peace of mind when illness and injuries occur outside the traditional general practitioner hours.

South Dakota Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 22
    Walk-in clinics in South Dakota
  • 3
    Retail clinics in South Dakota
  • 10
    Urgent care clinics in South Dakota
  • 0
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in South Dakota
  • 55%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in South Dakota

* Stats are based on the data within the Urgent Care Locations database, and do not reference outside sources.

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