Lutheran Social Services of SD
Last updated on Dec 7, 2020
  • Sliding Scale
  • County or local government funds
  • Community Services Block Grant
  • Federal Grants
  • IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU)
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Other State Funds
  • State Financed Health Insurance plan
  • State mental health agency
  • State welfare or child and family services funds

Contact Info

2920 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD - 57702

T (605) 791-6700

Sliding Scale

Lutheran Social Services of SD operates under a sliding fee scale payment model. What this means to you is that Lutheran Social Services of SD provides their services even to patients who cannot afford care (such as low-income or who people who need to self-pay). Patients will pay according to their income. Be prepared to provide information on your household income.

2022 Federal Sliding Fee Schedule based on Annual Income

Federal Poverty Guideline At or Below 100% 101% – 125% 126% – 150% 151% – 200% Above 200%
Family Size Nominal Fee ($10) Level 1 Charge $20 Level 2 Charge $30 Level 3 Charge $40 No Discount
1 $0 - $12,880 $12,881 - $16,100 $16,101 - $19,320 $19,321 - $25,760 $25,761+
2 $0 - $17,420 $17,421 - $21,775 $21,776 - $26,130 $26,131 - $34,840 $34,841+
3 $0 - $21,960 $21,961 - $27,450 $27,451- $32,940 $32,941- $43,920 $43,921+
4 $0 - $26,500 $26,501 - $33,125 $33,126 - $39,750 $39,751- $53,000 $53,001+
5 $0 - $31,040 $31,041 - $38,800 $38,801 - $46,560 $46,561 - $62,080 $62,081+
6 $0 - $35,580 $35,581 - $44,475 $44,476 - $53,370 $53,371 - $ 71,160 $71,161+
7 $0 - $40,120 $40,121 - $50,150 $50,151 - $60,180 $60,181 - $80,240 $80,241+
8 $0 - $44,660 $44,661 - $55,825 $55,826 - $66,990 $66,991 - $89,320 $89,321+

Community Mental Health Center

Lutheran Social Services of SD is a certified Community Mental Health Center and therefore operates through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance.

County or Local Government Funds

Counties are often responsible for backing services like schools and hospitals. Lutheran Social Services of SD receives funding from either the county or another local government. This means that mental health services for local residents might be offered for free or at a reduced rate. Call to find out.

Community Services Block Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services offers funds in the form of Community Services Block Grants to all states. The purpose of these funds is to reduce poverty by helping low-income individuals and families find work, access education, obtain housing, and improve their health. Lutheran Social Services of SD is a recipient of this grant. You may qualify for assistance provided you meet low-income eligibility requirements but you must apply by contacting the following office:

SD Department of Social Services
M. Greg DeSautel, MD ( Cabinet Secretary )
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD - 57501-2291
Phone: 605-773-3165
Fax: 605-773-7183
https://dss.sd.gov/economicassistance/
Department of Social Services - Division of Economic Assistance
Lori Clark ( Program Specialist II )
811 E. 10th Street, Department 10
Sioux Falls, SD - 57103
Phone: 605-367-5444x266
Fax: 605-367-3230
Lori.clark@state.sd.us
https://dss.sd.gov/economicassistance/

Federal Grants

Lutheran Social Services of SD receives federal grants destined for mental health services. This means that Lutheran Social Services of SD either recieved money to obtain certification or training for its employees or it has recieved money to offer services such as suicide prevention, telehealth programs, or other behavioral initiatives.

IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds

Lutheran Social Services of SD receives IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds.

Medicare

Lutheran Social Services of SD accepts Medicare, a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and people with disabilities.

Medicare covers a wide range of mental health services.

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient mental health care services you get in a hospital. Part A covers your room, meals, nursing care, and other related services and supplies.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover mental health services that you would generally get outside of a hospital, including visits with a psychiatrist or other doctor, visits with a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker, and lab tests ordered by your doctor.

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug ) helps cover drugs you may need to treat a mental health condition. Each Part D plan has its own list of covered drugs, known as formulary. Learn more about which plans cover various drugs.

If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan, check your plan’s membership materials or call the plan for details about how to get your mental health benefits.

Medicaid

All state Medicaid programs provide some mental health services. Lutheran Social Services of SD accepts Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state.

Community Mental Health Center

Community Mental Health Centers operate through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance. Lutheran Social Services of SD is a certified Community Mental Health Center therefore offers services to those who might not be able to afford them.

Other State funds

Lutheran Social Services of SD recieves funding from the state of South Dakota other than traditional funding like Medicare, Medicaid, or Community Services Block grants. This means that it likely that these subsidies will translate to affordable or free mental health services to you. Call Lutheran Social Services of SD to find out.

State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

Lutheran Social Services of SD receives State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

State mental health agency (or equivalent) funds

Lutheran Social Services of SD Funds designed to finance the cost of treatment for mental health conditions.

State welfare or child and family services funds

Lutheran Social Services of SD recieves or accepts State welfare or child and family services funds.

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