Skip to main content

Specialty clinic might be benefit - or duplication

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Tribal people in South Dakota go to heart, cancer and other specialists at 15 percent to 20 percent of average South Dakotans, according to IHS numbers. There are few, if any, such providers at Indian Health Service hospitals and health centers. And unless they're in danger of losing their lives or limbs, IHS won't pay to send them to specialists off reservations.