Heartland Health Resource Center

Free HIV Rapid Testing and Screening for 6 free therapy sessions for The Center For Equality members.

810 E. 23rd Street, Second Floor , Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA 57105



Heartland Health Resource Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to promoting overall wellness for people living in eastern South Dakota with HIV/AIDS, for at-risk individuals, and for their families. The majority of our funding comes from the State of South Dakota Department of Health through the Ryan White Part B CARE Program and HIV Prevention Services. We also receive small grants from other private and public organizations and accept donations from caring individuals.

Application completion and approval for the Ryan White Part B program and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for clients residing in Eastern SD
Individual and family therapy for HIV positive clients
Therapy services for HIV negative partners of HIV positive clients
Rapid HIV testing. Know your status in 20 minutes.
Insurance premium assistance for active Ryan White Part B clients who qualify
Assistance in obtaining insurance through www.healthcare.gov for HIV+ clients
Referrals to community resources
Payment of medical bills to attend HIV physician appointments
Payment for lab test results related to HIV
Medical and non-medical case management
Transportation assistance to get to and from doctor appointments
Resource library available for clients and family members to borrow books, movies & information about HIV
Outreach and community education
Counseling and support groups

Upcoming Events


Recent Posts

Mailing Address Update!
The Center for Equality has transitioned to a remote-only volunteer board of directors. We no longer have a physical space at the Bakery, but gladly accept mail at our new address: P.O. BOX 2403 Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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