The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program: A confidential program for all South Dakota licensed physicians and residents

South Dakota physicians seeking support for their health and well-being have a confidential and professional resource. The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program is a responsive, high-quality program for physicians and residents that offers confidential, individualized support services and resources. The SDSMA, with funding assistance from Avera Health, COPIC, Monument Health, Sanford Health, and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota,  developed this program as a resource for all South Dakota physicians. Learn more here or call 605-275-4711

The SDSMA and its Committee on Physician wellness have worked to tackle the goal of improving physician wellness and reducing burnout in recognition that physician well-being is essential for high-quality patient care. Burnout among physicians continues to be a major issue that was compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SDSMA contracts with an external vendor, Midwest Health Management Services (MWHMS) to offer the South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program. The staff of MWHMS have extensive expertise in providing support for South Dakota’s health care professionals and physicians.

The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program is confidential and independent of the licensing board, state government and employers. The program is committed to supporting the well-being and health of physicians, enabling them to continue to provide high-quality patient care.

The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program offers confidential, supportive services and seeks to empower physicians to move beyond burnout and lead more satisfying lives. It is offered via in-person and remote access. Individualized services may include:

  • Well-being resources
  • Career fatigue
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial stressors
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Work/family balance
  • Personal and family stressors


  • Confidential
  • No insurance billing
  • No medical record

    South Dakota State Medical Association
    2600 W 49th St Ste 100
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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