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The building at 725 N. Lacrosse St in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo courtesy Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board
Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board, Oyate Health Center to Expand Locations
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Source: Oyate Health Center

RAPID CITY – The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board has purchased the former City County Alcohol and Drug Program building at 725 N. Lacrosse St, from Pennington County.

The building will serve as a temporary location for some of its clinical services during the new Oyate Health Center facility construction. The health board also intends to expand behavioral health services at the new site.

As construction continues to occur on the Sioux San campus, the current building that houses the Oyate Health Center and neighboring buildings will soon be demolished in preparation for the new $100-million health clinic. The new facility will be three times as large as the current Oyate Health Center and will open in the spring of 2023.

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The building at 725 N. Lacrosse St in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo courtesy Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board

“We are excited to have acquired a space where we can continue to provide healthcare services for our patients without any delay or suspension of services while we await the new building. The location is easily accessible for many of our patients living on the north side of the city and presents an opportunity to better connect with them,” said GPTLHB President/CEO Jerilyn Church.

This will be the third location in Rapid City for the expanding tribal health organization.

“We expect to continue to provide services at this location for our Native population in and around Rapid City, even after the new facility on the Sioux San campus is opened,” said Church.