How to Enroll

When enrolling at The Teddy Bear Den an appointment is never necessary. Walk-ins are welcome and enrolling takes approximately 10 minutes. Join us on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a volunteer will take care of you. We do ask that if you are on Medicaid please bring your Medicaid card, this card will enable you to immediately earn 100 points.

 

Point System

Health Care Provider Visits
Incentive for early prenatal care – initial visit only

  • 2-8 weeks: 300 points
  • 9-13 weeks: 200 points
  • 24-26 weeks: 100 points
  • 27 weeks: 50 points

Health Care Provider Visits
Incentive for early prenatal care – initial visit only

  • 2-8 weeks: 300 points
  • 9-13 weeks: 200 points
  • 24-26 weeks: 100 points
  • 27+ weeks: 50 points

WIC
Incentive for early prenatal care – initial visit only

  • 2-8 weeks: 300 points
  • 9-13 weeks: 200 points
  • 24-26 weeks: 100 points
  • 27+ weeks: 50 points

Bright Start Nurse Visits
50 points/visit

Education
Prenatal, parenting, prenatal, postnatal exercise classes: 25 points/class

Complete GED or high school diploma while enrolled in the Teddy Bear Den: 200 points

High school or college (staying in school each semester – report cards brought in): 200 points

County extension expanded food and nutrition education program: 25 points/class

Hospital/Clinic Dietitian Counceling: 25 points/class

Help!Line Mentor Mom
100 points/sign up
25 points/visit

Postnatal Visits
Breastfeeding: 100 points/month
Using appropriate family planning: 50 points/month

After Birth Visits
Bright Start: 50 points/visit
Well baby check-ups (clinic): 25 points/visits
Postpartum clinic visit: 25 points/visit

Health Activities
Not smoking: 25 points/month
Not drinking alcoholic beverages: 25 points/month
No drugs: 25 points/month

Scheduled Immunizations

  • Birth-2 weeks: 50 points
  • 2 months: 50 points
  • 4 months: 50 points
  • 6 months: 50 points
  • 12-15 months: 50 points

If all immunizations are complete on time, earn an extra 100 points

Dental Visits
25 points/visit

Other Qualifying Programs
Counseling (mental health, addictions, social services): 25 points/week
Early Head Start Home: 25 points/visit
Early Childhood Development Programs: 200 points/first visit, 25 points/visit

  • Head Start
  • Building Blocks
  • Sioux Falls School District
  • Child Services

Physical Therapy Pregnancy-Related (pelvic floor, back discomfort): 25 points/visits
New Start: 75 points/week

Adoption Counseling

  • First Visit: 25 points
  • Second Visit: 200 Points
  • Additional Visits: 50/visit