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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Aberdeen Area

Office of Environmental Health and Engineering - Environmental Health Services

The Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) is one of 3 programs that make up the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering for the Aberdeen Area, Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health.

DEHS is comprised of Sanitarians, Environmental Health Specialists, Environmental Health Technicians, Institutional Environmental Health Officers, Injury Prevention Specialists & support staff. The DEHS leadership and staff provide environmental health consultation to The American Indian tribal governments and Indian Health Service programs within the Aberdeen Area (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa).

DEHS provides a wide variety of public health services and is divided into 3 program areas: General Environmental Health, Community Injury Prevention, and Institutional Environmental Health.


CAPT Christopher W. Allen, RS,
Phone: (605) 226-7597

Environmental Health

CAPT Aubrey C. Smelley
Safety Officer
Infection Control Coordinator
Phone: (605) 226-7605

Injury Prevention Coordinator
Phone: (605) 226-7597

Pierre District Office

    District Sanitarian
    420 S. Garfield, Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501
    Phone: (605) 945-5071
    Facsimile: (605) 224-1704

    Services for the following:
    • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Environmental Health Program
    • Pine Ridge Service Unit Environmental Health Program
    • Fort Thompson Service Unit Environmental Health Program
    • Lower Brule Service Unit Environmental Health Program

Sioux City District Office

    District Sanitarian
    320 6th Street
    Room 212, Box 19
    Sioux City, IA 51101
    Phone: (712) 252-3988
    Facsimile: (712) 252-4482

    Services for the following:
    • Winnebago Tribal Environmental Health Program
    • Omaha Tribal Environmental Health Program
    • Santee Tribal Environmental Health Program
    • Rosebud Service Unit Environmental Health Program
    • Wagner Service Unit Environmental Health Program
    • Sisseton Service Unit Environmental Health Program
    • Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center
    • Flandreau Service Unit Sanitarian

Minot District Office

    CDR Molly Curry, RS
    District Sanitarian
    100 1st St. SW
    Room 302
    Minot, ND 58701
    Phone: (701) 852-0250
    Facsimile: (701) 839-2410

    Services for the following:
    • Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Environmental Health Program
    • Three Affiliated Tribes Environmental Health Program
    • Trenton Tribal Environmental Health Program
    • Spirit Lake Health Administration - Environmental Health Program
    • Standing Rock Tribal Environmental Health Program

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