MWI Health

Midwest Wellness Institute, PLLC - since 2012

Finding Innovative Ways to Improve Lives

We believe in transforming lives by providing revolutionary and research-based treatments. With therapists, psychiatrists, and PMHNP’s with immediate availability and many insurance plans accepted, we are the people’s choice to get help in Sioux Falls for mental health issues.

Our Services

Are you struggling with chronic depression? We are now scheduling patients for 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. Call now to schedule a free consultation at 605-573-2000. Learn More About TMS

Now, patients who have a history of trying antidepressants with failed results have a safe, fast-acting solution that is covered by insurance. Spravato® is a newly FDA approved treatment for difficult to treat depression. This medication is a variant of ketamine and is administered nasally. The FDA requires that the treatment takes place in approved centers.

MWI Health is happy to announce that it has become an approved Spravato® center. Spravato® has a very different action in the brain from commonly used antidepressants. For those suffering from depression that hasn’t responded to a number of antidepressant trials, this new treatment may be a valuable option. ​

The choice is yours for Sioux Falls in-person care or in-home telepsychiatry appointments, making it easy for busy professionals and people living in rural areas. We have mental health providers with immediate openings for patients in South Dakota or Minnesota, with many insurance plans accepted. We offer comprehensive psychiatric care for all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, and our behavioral health patients have access to a number of different providers to get the help they need. Learn more

We have a caring and compassionate team of Psychiatrists and Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP) that regularly see patients in-person in Sioux Falls as well as via telehealth. They specialize in chemical dependency treatment, depression, gene testing, ADHD, anxiety, panic, mood disorders, bipolar, OCD, agoraphobia, insomnia, sleep disorders, and PTSD. Read more

We have a licensed professional counselor with immediate openings for new patients in our clinic in Sioux Falls or from the comfort of your own home via secure videoconferencing. Taking an in-depth focus of the core issues and educated in the psychology behind people’s behaviors, 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. Kristin has extensive experience working with individuals having serious mental illnesses in correctional care facilities, and specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, and reintegration after incarceration. Interested in therapy options? Learn more here.

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. Learn more about our Suboxone Treatment options.

Dr. Clay J. Pavlis also offers unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional evaluations for civil matters and court-ordered forensic psychiatric and competency evaluations. Hand-chosen as the Psychiatrist for South Dakota’s 22-member Task Force on Community Justice and Mental Illness Early Intervention, which convened in 2016 to improve the state’s criminal justice system relating to individuals with mental health issues, Dr. Pavlis is recognized by many legal professionals because of his acute understanding of the legal process. As an accomplished mental health psychiatrist with years of experience providing mental health care in correctional facilities, he provides complete medical record reviews, consultations, and expert witness testimony in civil and criminal cases, combining medical knowledge and experience to answer difficult legal questions accurately and fairly.

Contact us at or call 605-573-2000 to get started with a free forensic quote.

Dr. Pavlis, MWI’s Chief Medical Director and Psychiatrist, and his trained and qualified mental health team is experienced in providing independent psychiatric evaluations for Veteran Services, always striving to offer an unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional evaluation. We schedule quickly and provide reports in a timely manner.

Dr. Pavlis and our team of mental health providers regularly interview and report back for Veteran Competency and Pension Evaluations including issues surrounding PTSD and TBI to our nation’s heroes and workforce, working with all the major organizations contracted by the VA, including QTC, LHI, VES, and REE Medical. You may contact any of the above organizations and request us by name, or call us at 605-573-2000 for more information.

Our Team in 2022

Our expert staff is dedicated and compassionate about improving lives through individualized treatment plans, innovative solutions, and a passion to improve the lives of others.

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