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Avera, A Health Ministry

Avera, the health ministry of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, is a regional partnership of health professionals who share support services to maintain excellent care at 300 locations in eastern South Dakota and surrounding states.

Learn more about Avera Health including our sponsors, partners and member services.

Our Mission

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.


Patient Portal - Now Available!

AveraChart, our new patient portal, is your free, secure, easy way to access your health care information online. Login or register >>

Staying Fit During Cancer Treatment

woman kneeling with sky backgroundCharlene Berke explains how exercise during cancer treatment helps to maintain weight, improve mood, boost energy and promote better sleep.

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Emergency vs. After-Hours Care

after hours care vs emergency room visitDr. Shari Eich provides tips on when it’s best to seek emergency care versus after-hours care.

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Find an urgent care clinic for non-emergencies or an Avera emergency department. Call 911 if you have chest pain.