MWI Health

Midwest Wellness Institute, PLLC

Finding Innovative Ways to Improve Lives

An expert team of mental health providers focused on bringing patient-focused care to underserved individuals primarily in South Dakota and Minnesota, focused on finding innovative ways to improve lives.

Expert Forensic, Competency, and Independent Psychiatric Evaluations

Our exceptional psychiatrist, Dr. Clay J. Pavlis, is experienced in providing independent psychiatric evaluations for Veteran's Affairs (VA) services, as well as court-ordered forensic psychiatric evaluations for legal professionals, striving to offer an unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional evaluation for civil matters and court-ordered forensic psychiatric and competency evaluations. Dr Pavlis is regionally acclaimed for his acute understanding of the legal process and for providing unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional evaluations. We schedule quickly and provide reports in a timely manner. Contact us at 605-573-2000 to schedule an evaluation or for more information, or email us at

Telehealth Computer

In-Home Telehealth - Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy Counseling

Our in-home telepsychiatry appointments make it easy for busy professionals, people located in rural areas, or are housebound for any reason. We have mental health providers with immediate openings for new patients in South Dakota or Minnesota, with other states being considered upon request. With a psychiatrist providing comprehensive psychiatric care for all ages from children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, patients have access to a number of different providers listing availability. We specialize in chemical dependency treatment, depression, gene testing, ADHD, anxiety, panic, mood disorders, bipolar, OCD, agoraphobia, insomnia, sleep disorders, and PTSD.If counseling sessions are what is needed, our in-home psychotherapy counseling appointment also make it easy for people with busy lives, housebound, or rural residents to get time to work through the underlying reasons for thought processes that impact both physical and emotional health. Taking an in-depth focus of the core issues, our therapist, Kristin Gilbertson, works with patients to lead them through coping with past traumas to a life filled with personal growth and hope, developing a provider/client relationship that is built on trust.


Contracted Mental Health with a Team Approach

We bring expert psychiatric care to the underserved through a network of providers and telehealth. Widely respected as the regional leaders in mental health services, our qualified professionals provide care in economically and geographically underserved populations. We specialize in contracting with correctional facilities, hospitals and clinics in the region. By providing in-house support and telehealth services, we care for individuals who might otherwise go untreated. We are able to provide contracted psychiatric services to an expansive region because of our network of trusted mental health providers in South Dakota and Minnesota. We may be able to extend support to other states upon request, so contact us today if your facility or organization has unmet mental health needs. Contact today to arrange a meeting to evaluate your contract needs; we offer customized solutions for mental health care.

COMING SOON! Insurance Billing

Dr Pavlis is now in-network: Optum/United Healthcare in SD & MN. Coming soon for Dr Pavlis and Kristin Gilbertson, therapist, we will work with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wellmark, Cigna, Magellan, Health Partners, Ucare, Dakota Care, and Sanford Health.


Opioid Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving interactions among genetics, the environment, brain circuitry, and life experiences. With medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment, our Buprenorphine-Certified staff provides customized treatment plans aided by Suboxone. If you think that you or someone you love may be addicted to opioids, contact us today.

Brain activity is reduced in Depression

COMING SOON! NeuroStar® TMS Advanced Therapy

Are you struggling with chronic depression? We will soon be offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an alternative solution with proven results to activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity in people with depression. By utilizing a short-pulsed magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, TMS provides effective treatment with fewer side effects. FDA-approved to treat Depression, TMS has also been shown effective for clients with Anxiety, ADHD, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Memory Loss. Contact us to get on our waiting list to schedule a free consultation to determine if this treatment is a good option for you!

MWI Health

We're expanding our patient care capabilities, and our office has moved from Flandreau to Sioux Falls. Come see us!

Contact Us

4308 S Arway Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: (605)573-2000

Fax: (605)573-2002 or (605)653-1665

While our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4 pm, our office staff is sometimes working remotely. Please call before stopping in, or leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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