Avera St. Benedict Health Center
Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston, SD, along with our affiliated primary care clinics and physician offices, provides you and your family with comprehensive health care—and access to extensive medical specialties—as part of the Avera Health system serving South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.
Innovative Health Care Close to Home
Across the Avera Health system, including Avera St. Benedict Health Center, you benefit from evidence-based care, a strong focus on your safety and comfort while you stay with us, and the best possible outcomes.
As a Christian health care ministry rooted deeply in Gospel values, we provide for the needs of the people in our region with quality, cost-effective, accessible health care services, featuring the latest technology.
You receive the same top-quality health services you’d find at major medical centers and regional referral sites, including precision diagnosis and treatment using advanced technology such as:
You and your doctor also can take advantage of Avera’s innovative eCARE™ telemedicine services for 24/7 consultations and treatment from a wide range of medical specialists—all without leaving the Parkston area.
When you or your loved ones face a health challenge or life with a chronic condition, you want the best possible care for your situation. Trust Avera St. Benedict Health Center for fast response to emergency situations with our Careflight air ambulance and local and visiting physicians.
Explore the additional health services you can access when you choose Avera.
Planet Heart Screenings
Avera St. Benedict offers two screenings designed to identify heart and vascular disease through Planet Heart, a program of the Avera Heart Hospital. Call 605-928-4425 to schedule your heart or vascular check.
Memory Diagnostic Center
The Avera St. Benedict Memory Diagnostic Center provides patients and families a resource for early diagnosis and treatment of memory loss. The Center's team of professionals provides progressive and compassionate care to help ease the uncertainty of memory loss, determine the extent of your memory problem, provide answers to the cause of memory deficit, and help review medical management options. After an in-depth diagnosis, the Memory Diagnostic Center team works with patients and their families to design a treatment plan using the latest research knowledge and medications. Call 605-928-3311, ext. 286 for an appointment.
The Avera St. Benedict Wellness Center offers an indoor heated pool, cardiovascular equipment and free weights, as well as wellness events and massage therapy. To join or schedule a tour, call 605-928-4410.
Avera St. Benedict Day Care
Avera St. Benedict Day Care cares for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years. Hours are 5:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., with structured activities indoors and outdoors. The center is licensed by the state of South Dakota and Medicaid approved, and staff are trained in CPR and first aid. We are located at 407 N. First St. in Parkston, SD. To learn more, call 605-928-4405.
Schedule a Physician Appointment
Call our scheduling receptionist at 605-928-7961 to arrange a physician appointment. Tell us the reason for your visit so we can set up the right span of time. Once you schedule an appointment, plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
We offer many outreach specialty services, with visiting physicians in the specialties of cancer care; cardiology; ear, nose and throat; kidney care; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedics; podiatry; respiratory and pulmonary care; surgery services; and urology. For an appointment to see a visiting physician, ask your physician or call 605-928-7961.
Schedule a Laboratory Appointment
For most laboratory appointments, plan to arrive at 8 a.m. If you don’t need to fast before your lab, arrive half an hour before your scheduled appointment.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Be prepared to pay your insurance co-pay amount when you arrive for your visit and bring your:
- Insurance card
- Driver’s license or photo identification
Visitor & Patient Information
Because families and caregiver networks play an important role in your health and recovery, encourage them to visit while you stay with us. Check with our staff for visitor options that best fit your recovery plan.
Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay or how to prepare for your child’s hospital stay at Avera St. Benedict Health Center. When you’re ready to return home or when you need additional care, you benefit from our care coordination activities that connect you with in-home services, local facilities and community resources to support your recovery and next steps.
Take advantage of our spiritual care services, and learn more about advance directives and end-of-life care planning.
Find a unique gift for a special patient or staff member at Avera St. Benedict Health Center. The following local flower shops deliver to the hospital, clinic, nursing home, and assisted living.
Pay My Bill
Pay your bill online or get more information by calling Avera St. Benedict Health Center at 605-928-3311.
- All co-payments are due and payable at the time of service.
- If you receive care for a work related injury, notify the receptionist when you arrive for your appointment.
Help us submit your claims to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid by giving our business office accurate insurance policy information. You’re also responsible for negotiating with your insurance carrier.
- All Avera St. Benedict Health Center providers participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
- If you’re without insurance, ask us about payment plans or financial assistance to help you cover the cost of care.
Find Classes & Events
Avera offers a wide variety of classes and events including support groups, health screenings, and education programs designed to help you live better.
Work or Volunteer at Avera
Join Avera, the Upper Midwest's health care leader, for an inspiring and exciting career. Search the possibilities below:
Avera also offers many classes for health care professionals and other opportunities for health care professionals, including programs for pharmacy residency, radiologic technology and emergency medical services.
Volunteer at Avera St. Benedict
Contribute your time, talents and skills by volunteering at Avera St. Benedict. Make a difference by serving in the hospital, clinics and related facilities. Volunteers fill a variety of roles, from providing special music for nursing home residents to playing cards, assisting with clerical work, helping with transportation or Meals on Wheels and much more. Learn how you can get involved by calling 605-928-3311, Ext. 251.
Discover Avera St. Benedict Health Center
In 1934, the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent and Dr. J.L. Waldner started what we now know as Avera St. Benedict Health Center. The hospital continued to grow over time, adding a wing in 1946, building a new hospital in 1965 and an addition in 1992. Our experienced team and advanced technology are here to meet your health care needs.
Explore life in the city of Parkston and enjoy exciting outdoor adventures in our south central South Dakota area.
Avera St. Benedict Foundation
The generous gifts of patients, families, employees, community members and area businesses help us create a lasting promise of exceptional, compassionate care for all. Through philanthropy, stewardship and honoring the wishes of our donors, the Foundation supports valuable services, provides life-saving medications, lodging to be near loved ones, transportation and many needed educational programs and materials.
A gift to the Avera St. Benedict Foundation touches lives for a lifetime. Be our partner in furthering the mission of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Contact us at 605-928-3311 or donate online.