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Hill City - Health & Wellness

Regional Health Community Health Needs Assessment: Conducted by Regional Health, these studies highlight the strength and weaknesses in regional health and access to healthcare in West River, South Dakota. While an assessment for Hill City specifically is unavailable, you can peruse the 2012 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment for the nearby Custer Hospital.  

Hospitals & Clinics

The Regional Health Medical Clinic located at 238 Elm Street in Hill City is a department of the Regional Health Custer Hospital and Clinic. The satellite clinic offers primary care and family medicine.

The Custer Regional Hospital and Medical Clinics is the closest hospital for residents of Hill City. The hospital offers CT and MRI scans, mammography, laboratory, radiology and other services. Learn more about the Custer Clinic and Hospital on the facility’s website.

Currently, a new facility is being constructed for the hospital in Custer. Progress on the new site can be monitored here.

Sports & Recreation

The Central Black Hills features fun outdoors activities of all kinds, including but not limited to, hiking, rock climbing, biking, and camping. There's endless opportunities for playing outside.

The George S. Mickelson Trail runs through downtown Hill City. Following its disuse in 1983, the Burlington Northern rail line was converted for use by outdoor enthusiasts and was completed in 1998.  The trail runs from Edgemont, SD to an area north of Lead and Deadwood. Permits for the 110-mile long trail can be purchased on an annual basis for $15 or daily use for $4.

There are many sporting event venues and parks located in Lead according to the city’s parks and recreation department.

If you’re looking for a special community event, explore Hill City’s local event calendar.

More Information

For more data on the health and wellness of the citizens of South Dakota and the Black Hills, please check out our interactive graphs and charts on the South Dakota Dashboard

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