June 16, 2024

Community Health Nurse

Union County Nurses and WIC Offices

209 E. Main St., Ste. 240

Elk Point, SD 57025

Phone: (605) 356-2644

FAX: (605) 356-2386



If you are calling from a (605) number, dial 211 for the SD info-line.

If calling from a non (605) number, call 1-800-997-2880


Office Hours (Hours and days may change.  Please call.)

Tuesday – 8:30 am – 5:00pm (Immunizations only)

1st and 3rd Wednesday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (WIC)

2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (WIC)

1st and 3rd Thursday – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (WIC)

2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (WIC)


Karley Heirigs, LPN:  Karley is the Union County Nurse.  She is available every Tuesday from 8:30-5:00 to give immunizations by appointment only.  Karley is currently a member of the child protection team “CPT”.  Karley is a member of the Clay / Union point of distribution “POD”.


Jen Wechsler, RN, BSN, CLC: Jen is a nurse with the South Dakota Department of Health and the Women, Infant, and Child (WIC) Program. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritional support during critical times of growth.  WIC also prescribes food benefits to promote and support the nutritional well-being of the participants.  Jen gives free monthly prenatal education and breastfeeding information for expectant mothers through the Baby Care and WIC Programs.  She also administers Cribs for Kids, a program developed by the South Dakota Departments of Health and Social Services to help families provide a Safe Sleep environment for newborns.  Jen provides counseling and medication for the State of South Dakota’s Tuberculosis Program.