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Avera Behavioral Health Services

Our staff cares for people with expertise, compassion and confidentiality. Avera Behavioral Health Center includes a wide variety of programs and services - all delivered with the latest technology and the personal care you expect from Avera.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a safe and effective treatment for depression. This treatment has been changing the lives of those suffering from depression and is now available at Avera.

Learn more about TMS

View services and condition information by age group.

Outreach Care and Regional Partnerships

Outreach and regional partnerships enhance the services available to patients and families throughout the region. The use of telemedicine also extends services to many rural communities. Our behavioral health partners include:

  • Southwestern Mental Health Center, Luverne, MN
  • Avera Marshall Regional Hospital
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Educational Affiliation

The training of medical students, physician assistant students and psychiatry residents will be enhanced at the Avera Behavioral Health Center. New programs of research in addictions, psychopharmacology, genomics, mental health services and fibromyalgia are underway. The future holds promise for many additional developments.

  • USD Sanford Medical School Department of Psychiatry
  • Adult Residency Program
  • Child Fellowship Program
  • SDSU School of Pharmacy (A Clinical Internship Program with Focus on Psychiatry Research Initiatives)
  • Drug Studies
  • Advanced Coping Skills Program

Avera Research Institute

The Avera Research Institute is a leader in the field of research, with a vision of Learning Today for a Healthier Tomorrow. The Brain Research Institute is home to progressive research and treatment services.