Caring for your child is one of the most important priorities in your life. It’s important to us, too. Monument Health specializes in caring for kids, from the usual bumps and bruises to complex challenges like diabetes and neurological issues.
Pediatricians and family medicine providers throughout Monument Health offer preventive care services such as well-child visits and immunizations, as well as care for a wide range of illnesses and chronic health conditions. With pediatric specialists across many departments, we can give your child the support she/he needs if specialized care is required.
If your child needs to be hospitalized, we provide high-quality care close to home. Monument Health Rapid City Hospital has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Pediatrics Unit complete with a play area to make your child’s stay as comfortable as possible.
Visitors to Monument Health Rapid City Hospital Women’s and Children’s Services will need to use a four-digit passcode to reach the Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Pediatric departments on the second and third floors near the hospital’s West Entrance elevators. The Children’s Miracle Network funded the project to keep our most vulnerable populations safe.
Upon check-in, the patient or their guardian will be given the passcode. They can share the passcode with friends and family members for visitation. The visitors will use the passcode to enter the Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby, NICU or Pediatric departments.
Monument Health primary care providers specialize in taking care of your child’s overall health and well-being. They know your family and your child’s medical history best. As a parent or caregiver, you get to pick whether your child sees a primary care physician or a pediatrician. No matter which health care provider you choose, you can count on high-quality, well-coordinated care at Monument Health.
From birth through adolescence, your child’s health care provider sees them for preventive care services including well-child visits and immunizations, and also for illnesses, injuries, sports physicals and management of any ongoing health conditions.
Monument Health providers can manage all of your child’s care and can help you navigate the health care system, calling on hospital or pediatric specialty services, if needed.
We have pediatricians in:
- Spearfish, SD
- Newcastle, WY
- Wall, SD
If your child requires specialized care, we don’t want lengthy travel to add to those challenges. That’s why Monument Health is proud to offer pediatric expertise in many areas. Your primary care provider can refer you to a specialist in the following areas:
- Behavioral health
- Cleft Palate/craniofacial anomalies
- Critical care
- Diabetes & endocrinology
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Kidney care (Nephrology)
- Neonatal follow-up
- Occupational therapy
- Oncology (Cancer) follow-up treatment
- Palliative care
- Pediatric rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Sleep medicine
- Speech therapy
- Sports medicine
- Weight management
Rapid City Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are here for you if your child requires hospitalization. Offering pediatric care for children up to 16 years of age, our 16-bed Pediatric Unit and 6-bed advanced care unit are the only specialized pediatric units in the Black Hills region, providing care to more than 350 patients each year.
The Pediatric and Pediatric ICU rooms provide extra space and sleeping chairs so you can stay nearby as your child receives care. We want to make your experience as comfortable as possible for the entire family. Please let us know if we can help with anything.
Conditions we treat
- Ear, nose and throat illness and surgery
- Endocrine conditions including diabetes
- Infections and immune system conditions
- Gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) illness and surgery
- Neurologic (brain and spinal cord) illness and surgery
- Oncology (cancer) follow-up treatment
- Orthopedic (bone, muscle, and joint) injuries and surgery
- Poisoning and drug overdose
- Respiratory (lung) and breathing illness, including asthma and respiratory infections
- Urinary and bladder illness and surgery
- Other medical and surgical problems
Staying in the hospital can be a very scary time for kids and families. Visits from family and friends can help make it easier. Monument Health encourages visitors. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are with an adult. Parents and immediate family members are encouraged to visit and spend time in the family-oriented Pediatric Unit at any time of the day or night. Please keep in mind: anyone with an infection such as a cold or chickenpox should not visit.
Doctors & Providers
What People Are Saying
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Ulmer and this facility to others! We thoroughly enjoy the care we receive here and are grateful for it and will continue to travel for good care and service!
Jami Kortan PA-C is always very caring and compassionate! We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a provider in the area for their children. She is very knowledgeable and follows up, showing that her care goes beyond the clinic visit alone.