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Foundation Initiatives Help Protect Wellness in Horizon’s 22 Communities

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(HOWARD, SD) – Summer is in full swing with all its pool days, summer camps, cook outs and fireworks.

As parents you know summer fun sometimes ends with a trip to your primary care provider. Thanks to our generous donors, Horizon Health Foundation helps provide quality care close to home. All funds received go back into our local communities to help patients like you.

Here’s a few ways our Foundation helps break down barriers to your child’s health care:

Annual Wellness Physicals: You don’t have to go any farther than your hometown clinic to book an annual wellness check for your child. Wellness checks care for children ages 6 to 17 because good primary care doesn’t end with childhood immunizations. Our providers check your child’s physical and mental well-being during these visits to make sure they’re ready for the next school year. Horizon is currently scheduling these appointments for the 2023-2024 school year.

Dental Care: Children should see a dentist as early as age 1. Our Smiles for Miles program provides free dental checkups, cleanings and fluoride treatments for kids under 5 during the month of October. Dental care that begins before your child’s first birthday makes it easier for them to socialize, learn and listen! Schedule an appointment today!

Transportation and Food Security: Sometimes it’s hard to meet our family’s daily needs. Our Foundation can help with that as well. We have grocery gift cards and gas cards available for patients in need.

We know that parenting has its ups and downs. You want to focus on the fun days of summer not worry about where you can find needed health care. The Horizon Health Foundation works every day to make sure you can care for your family easily, conveniently, and expertly.

“On behalf of our nearly 2,000 investors we want you to know we are here to inspire and empower our patients by providing funding for accessible and affordable healthcare now and into the future," said Tracy Pardy, Horizon Health Foundation Executive Director.

If you’d like to help, visit to learn how you can continue keeping your community well. We’re healthcare for rural communities … for you. 

About Horizon Health Foundation

The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation Office, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fund-raising arm for Horizon Health Care, Inc.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met. For more information, please visit or call 605.772.4553.