Sanford School of Medicine Psychiatry



Our department provides third-year medical students a clerkship in pychiatric care. We also currently teach 16 residents and four fellows in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Yankton.


Our current research includes the innovative Avera Wellness Program at Garfield Elementary School. Forty-eight children who attend the Head Start Program are being provided mental health services. We are determining the risk genes for psychiatric illness. The children and their families receive child development and enrichment activities as well as family health counseling. Services of a child mental health professional are provided as needed. The goal is not only furthering research in this important area, but also to keep the children and their families healthy.


Our doctors provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art mental health care for the individual, couple, or family. Our approach to care ensures that every patient receives individual attention in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

University Psychiatry Associates

4400 West 69th Street, Suite 1500
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108
605-322-5704 fax

Sanford Behavioral Health Clinic

1621 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105
605-328-4702 fax