Mental Health and Coping During Covid-19 Pandemic

Resources Are Available: Rst Wiconi Wakan Health And Healing Center


St. Francis Mission Suicide Hotline:


Tokala Inajinyo Suicide Prevention Program:

(605) 856-2587

Use Of Cloth Face Coverings To Help Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

How To Wear A Cloth Face Covering/ Sew And No Sew Instructions/ More Information From The CDC


Face Mask Is Now REQUIRED! Failure to Wear One Could Result In A Citation For $25.00 Per Instance

Medical questions about COVID-19?

Speak with a nurse.

Call now:

(605)747-0532 OR (605)747-0533


Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services temporary Emergency Child Care Assistance applications provided through the period we are under a presidential emergency declaration

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services & Lakota Language Preservation Project

P.O. Box 430
Rosebud, SD 57570
(605) 747-5264



CDC Website  |  SD Health Website 



For the safety of our patients, staff, and the community, starting March 26th at 1:00 p.m., the Rosebud Hospital will be adopting a NO VISITOR policy.  This temporary restriction will be in place only during the COVID-19 pandemic and is designed to help stop the spread of this dangerous virus.  When you come to the hospital, any visitors who accompany you will be asked to remain in the car.   If you are bringing in your child or you are the caregiver of the patient you are accompanying, you will be allowed to stay with your child or the person depending on you.  Again, this policy will only be in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.  Our team at the Rosebud Service Unit is honored to be entrusted with your care.

The Rosebud IHS Hospital is coordinating a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, we are implementing some protective measures at the hospital.  

Your health care provider, in conjunction with the Infection Control Preventionist will work with the South Dakota Department of Health to determine if you will need to be tested for COVID-19.  Please be aware, if you have mild systems (low grade fever and cough), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that you stay at home and self-quarantine.  If symptoms become more severe (high grade fever difficulty breathing), call 911.

The Rosebud Comprehensive Health Care Facility are implementing the following measures to protect our patients and our staff. 

Patient and Visitor Screen

Patients and visitors will be screened before entering the hospital with the following questions.

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

1. Fever (greater than 100.4) ​​​

2. Cough 

3. Shortness of breath

Have you traveled recently?

Yes or No?

If yes, then where:

1. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to have confirmed Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

2. If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions, the visitor will be given a mask and will be set up for a visit in a designated area with a provider. 

Inpatient Visitor Restrictions

At Rosebud Hospital, we are restricting visitor access to the inpatient units.
In the Inpatient Department, we will allow one family member to stay with a patient that has been admitted from the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. There will be no other visitors allowed in the unit. Hospital staff will address special circumstances on a case by case basis. Each visitor will be asked screening questions before entering the facility each and every time they enter.


Health care providers, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Health, will follow guidelines established by the CDC to determine if an individual should be tested for COVID-19.  All IHS facilities have the capability of testing patients for COVID-19.  

Outpatient Clinic Changes

Due to the recent COVID-19 cases identified closer to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, effective Monday 3/16/2020, we are changing the outpatient clinic hours and will only be operating during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with Thursday hours open only from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm .  We will also be implementing measures that will maintain the separation of sick and healthy patients.    

Patients presenting to Outpatient can be accompanied by only one Caregiver.  Patients and visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility and will be asked 3 questions.  Patients with fever and cough will be separated from patients without symptoms. You will be asked to sign in and be screened at the established entrances.

From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, patients must use the main entrance for all outpatient appointments.  Emergency room patients will continue to use the Emergency Department entrance.  

The service unit has a process for screening employees for COVID 19.

ED Change


  • Patients presenting to ED can be accompanied by only one Caregiver.

  • Starting March 26th at 1:00pm, the Pharmacy Department will now deliver medications right to your car. This service is available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Just pull up and tell our team member why you are here and we will have the medications delivered to your car.

  • Please work with your provider and pharmacy to discuss the option of a 60 day supply of your routine medications. This option will not apply to Narcotics or Gabapentin refills.

  • Reminder: The front entrance will be locked after 5:00pm CST and the only entrance into the building after this time will be the Emergency Department.

  • Public Health Nursing will be cancelling all community clinics until further notice. Please call telephone number (605) 747-0636 for any Public Health questions.



What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Get the latest information through CDC's Situation Summary.

What to do if I feel sick or the above stated symptoms?

Take steps to protect others.

If you are sick:

  • Stay home and isolate as much as possible

  • Wear a face mask when around others

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Clean your hands often by washing or using hand sanitizer

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, and avoid sharing personal household items

  • Keep an eye on your symptoms

  • If visiting your health provider or seeking care, call ahead to prevent exposure to others.

What are steps I can take to prevent exposure to COVID-19? 

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Prevent exposure and spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Watch for symptoms:

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath


(605) 747-2381


P.O. Box 430





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