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Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital

306 Prairie Avenue SW
PO Box 160
De Smet, SD 57231
605-854-3161 Fax

Social Services

Coping with an illness and hospitalization can be a difficult and sometimes a little overwhelming when it comes to making decisions and sorting out information.

Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital's staff, in conjunction with Avera Queen of Peace's social services department, are available to assist you and your family with any concerns and can help find solutions to meet your needs. If preferred, a knowledgeable professional will meet with you prior to your leaving the hospital to ensure a smooth transition.

Types of Health Services

In collaboration with the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, we will help you access and coordinate many types of health services, such as:

  • Identification and assessment of needs
  • Liaison between you and the physicians and nurses
  • Discharge planning
  • Referrals for equipment and other community resources
  • Supportive and financial counseling
  • Advance directives
  • Crisis intervention

For more information on social services at Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital or if you have a health care question, call 605-854-3329.