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HHS urges ND Medicaid members to update their contact information to receive important updates about their health coverage

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 01:30 pm

Categories: Medical Services Division

Health and Human Services is urging North Dakota Medicaid members to update their contact information so they can receive important new information in the coming months about their Medicaid coverage. 


HHS wants to hear from people with disabilities and others on person-centered services and balancing choice and risk

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:22 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Developmental Disabilities Section wants to hear from individuals with disabilities who are receiving services, their families, guardians, service providers and others on HHS person-centered practice goals and balancing dignity, choice and risk.


ND Medicaid extends health care coverage for pregnant and new mothers from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy

Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 12:20 pm

Categories: Public Health

On Jan. 1, 2023, North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Medicaid program extended health care coverage for eligible pregnant and new mothers from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy to help improve maternal and child health outcomes and overall well-being. 


January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 01:30 pm

Categories: Public Health

As medical care and treatment have improved, babies and children with birth defects are living longer and healthier lives. Recent reports show that rates of infant deaths due to birth defects have declined by 10% in the United States. However, every 4½ minutes a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. That’s why North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is promoting Birth Defects Prevention Month and working to increase awareness.


HHS Primary Care Office is now accepting applications for the North Dakota Health Service Corps

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 12:30 am

Categories: Public Health

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Primary Care Office is now accepting applications for the North Dakota Health Service Corps from qualified health care professionals and health care sites.


HHS announces Dec. 23 office closures

Friday, December 23, 2022 at 07:15 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grafton, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Rolla and Valley City are closed today, Dec. 23, in response to hazardous weather and travel conditions. Affected offices include six of the agency’s regional human service centers and their satellite and outreach offices, and the agency’s vocational rehabilitation and child support offices. 


HHS offices in Bismarck are closing at 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 22

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES: Dec. 22, 2022, 3 p.m. CST
HHS offices in Bismarck are closing at 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 22


HHS offices in Dickinson are closing at 2 p.m. MST today, Dec. 22

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services offices in Dickinson will be closing today, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. 


HHS hosts conversation on NCI survey measuring quality and impact of services on individuals with disabilities

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 08:45 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting a public conversation on Jan. 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to noon CT, to share new developments about the National Core Indicators (NCI) used by the state to measure quality of services and their impact on individuals with disabilities. A meeting notice with details is online at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice.


Partnership Makes Peer Support a Behavioral Health Option for Medicaid Expansion Members

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Behavioral Health, Medical Services Division

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) and North Dakota Health and Human Services today announced the addition of peer support as a covered service under the Medicaid Expansion program.