Community Resources

The more you know, the better you feel

At the Center for Family Medicine, we believe that helping our patients understand the many different aspects of staying healthy is vital. Below you will find some links that will provide valuable information for everyone in your family. Of course, if you have a health question you can always call us at 605-339-1783 or discuss it with your Center for Family Medicine physician or Community Health Worker next time you visit.

Teddy Bear Den

The Teddy Bear Den inspires economically disadvantaged pregnant women in the Sioux Falls Community to seek early and regular prenatal care. The entire program is geared toward limited income pregnant women, pregnant immigrant women, and pregnant teens as they are least likely to receive adequate care during pregnancy. They provide incentives and rewards to limited income women in exchange for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Their approach has helped over 31,000 pregnant women.

Helpline Center

The Helpline Center is the only accredited suicide crisis center in South Dakota. 

The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. They fulfill their mission through the following core service areas: 211 Helpline, 988 Lifeline, Volunteer Connections, and Suicide and Crisis Support

City of Sioux Falls Bus Routes
Provides pick up and drop off right next to Center for Family Medicine (CFM).

Veterans can now ride any Sioux Area Metro Fixed Route bus for free with proper identification. Sioux Falls Transit provides transportation all over the city. For more information on routes and regulations, visit their website.

South Dakota Medicaid

South Dakota Medicaid is a federal and state-funded program providing health coverage for people who meet certain eligibility standards. Medicaid acts as an insurance company for individuals and pays for medically necessary services.

Most of the individuals covered by South Dakota Medicaid are children. Other individuals covered by South Dakota Medicaid include low-income pregnant women, parents, and other caretaker relatives, seniors in nursing homes, and individuals with physical or developmental disabilities. Apply to find out if you are eligible.


Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) is a federally funded program through the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and administered by the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long Term Services and Support (LTSS).

SHIINE is not affiliated with any company that sells or distributes a product or service. They are committed to providing free, confidential and unbiased information to Medicare beneficiaries.

Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership

Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership is a community based non-profit organization which serves primarily low-income families and senior citizens in a 14-county area of East Central South Dakota. We administer a variety of programs supported through grants, donations, and other community resources to assist participants and their communities. Their vision is to have sustainable communities where children, families, and individuals reach their full potential.

Insure Kids Now

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in South Dakota. These programs provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy.

Even if your child has been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage now.

Shift Garage 

Shift Garage board reviews every application to determine which applicants have a legitimate need. If a need is discovered, they offer deeply discounted repair services. They accomplish this through partnerships with parts suppliers that share their vision. Volunteers also play a key role and serve weekly to help repair vehicles.

Because of that they offer vehicle repairs for just the price of parts with no labor costs and no markup on parts. Applicants, once approved, will come to the SHIFT GARAGE SHOP for a free estimate. They will perform a walkaround with the owner of the vehicle and inspect the parts of the vehicle that affect safety, legality, and reliability. Once they have a full picture of the issues with vehicle, they will discuss which repairs are the most urgent.

Then an invoice is generated at the discounted rate. Once that invoice has been paid, the work is performed and the applicant receives their repaired vehicle. Shift believes this model allows applicants to share in the responsibility of owning a vehicle and retain dignity in their situation.

Faith Temple Food Giveaway

Faith Temple Food Giveaway want to help end hunger in South Dakota. They offer weekly free food giveaways to those in need. 

King’s Kloset

King’s Kloset is a ministry dedicated to supplying people in need with basic household or personal care items. King’s recognize that misfortune happens and that struggles are prevalent. That is why they are dedicated to helping those who need it most.

Place An Order By Calling 211 Helpline.


NeedyMeds has free information on medication and healthcare costs savings programs including prescription assistance programs, and medical and dental assistance.