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.