MWI – Midwest Wellness Institute, PLLC

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 and mental health nurse practitioners 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.

With online scheduling and payment, the process to prepare for an initial visit is simple to get started. Choose the appointment time and day that works best for you, prepay for your appointment, and your provider will connect with you in the privacy of your own home. Utilizing secure video conferencing services, our staff guides you through the process quickly to get your mental health needs taken care of as soon as possible. If you are already receiving psychiatric treatment, an initial visit can be used to provide a second opinion, ensuring that every patient is on their way to an improved life path.

With every initial visit appointment, the patient spends 50-60 minutes with the provider, who conducts a thorough diagnostic assessment via interview, records mental health symptoms, and reviews medical history, psycho-social and developmental history, family history, substance use history, and review lab work when indicated. The MWI Psychiatrist or Mental Health NP will then make an accurate and educated diagnoses of the mental health condition and customize a personal treatment plan involving a combination of therapies including psychotherapy, behavioral modification, and medication.

Medication Management appointments are brief, lasting only 20 minutes or less. During these appointments, the patient’s response to medications will be reviewed and assessed, and side effects noted, with changes to medications being made as necessary and refills completed. The patient will receive some supportive therapy during these appointments, with referrals made for the best overall mental health treatment. 


Our supportive care team of specially-trained Suboxone treatment providers offer solutions for opioid addiction in our clinic, specially located only 45 minutes north of the rapidly growing city of Sioux Falls in rural Flandreau, South Dakota. Our providers have given addicts new hope through established treatment plans amidst a national opioid crisis, offering in-person and telehealth care to individuals caught in the cycle of pain killer dependence. By utilizing a treatment plan involving buprenorphine (Suboxone), and thus alleviating the symptoms caused by opioid withdrawal, clients find success in being able to focus on other areas of their lives to break the hold of pain killer dependence. Our Buprenorphine Certified staff is currently welcoming new patients that are dedicated to getting on the path to recovery. Call now to start on the path to success, 605-573-2000.

Expert Independent Psychiatric Evaluations

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Dr. Pavlis, MWI’s Chief Medical Director and Psychiatrist, is experienced in providing independent psychiatric evaluations for Veteran’s Affairs (VA) services, always striving to offer an unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional evaluation. We schedule quickly and provide reports in a timely manner.

Dr. Pavlis provides psychiatric evaluations including PTSD and TBI regularly to our nation’s heroes and workforce through our contract partner, QTC. You may also contact us at 605-573-2000 to schedule an evaluation or for more information, or email us at


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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 Kyle Korver at or 507-220-1585 for a free forensic quote.


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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, and by using a team approach, patients will not be left without a provider to care for them. Facilities prefer to contract with MWI to lessen their training and hiring expenses, fill an immediate need for mental health care, and to eliminate administrative risks related to mental health team management. We strive to meet every facility’s needs, whether for one day a month, one day a week, or multiple providers each day, and customize each contract to each organization’s needs.

Our providers currently see patients in regional hospitals, non-profit clinics, nursing homes, and prisons throughout Minnesota and South Dakota. 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 Kyle Korver at or 507-220-1585 to assist your organization with evaluating your needs and offering solutions for provider care.

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