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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.


Looking for Health Insurance?

Avera Health Plans offers affordable health insurance to individuals and families, and employer groups in South Dakota and Iowa. Get a quote!

AveraNow, Convenient Care and Emergency Care

after hours care vs emergency room visitSee a provider via smartphone, laptop or tablet with AveraNow. AveraNow Clinics are also available at several HyVee locations in Sioux Falls.

For non-emergencies, you can find care at a convenient urgent care clinic or for emergencies locate an emergency department close to you.

Call 911 if you have chest pain.