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Lakes Regional Healthcare

Contact Lakes Regional Healthcare

Find out more about top-quality, personalized health care for yourself and your family. Contact us at 712-336-1230.


At Lakes Regional Healthcare, an Avera Partner, we're dedicated to improving your health and well-being. As a health care leader, we continually deliver the compassion and quality of care you've come to expect.

By partnering with Avera Health, we've brought additional medical specialists and advanced technology to the region – all to ensure that you receive excellent care of the highest clinical standard, right here at home.

Innovative Health Services Close to Home

At Lakes Regional Healthcare, you benefit from evidence-based care with a strong focus on your safety and comfort for the best possible outcomes. We provide for the needs of the people in our region with quality, cost-effective, accessible health care services, featuring the latest technology including:

Robotic-Arm Assisted Orthopedic Surgery at Lakes Regional Healthcare

Lakes Regional Healthcare is the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to offer robotic-assisted surgery for partial knee replacement and total knee replacement procedures. The MakoTM system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

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You and your doctor also can take advantage of Avera’s innovative eCARE™ telemedicine services for consultations in a wide range of medical specialists.

Health Services

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 Lakes Regional Healthcare for quality services.

Explore the many health services you can access when you choose Avera.

Schedule a Physician Appointment

To make a physician appointment, call Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice at 712-336-3750 or Avera Medical Group Spirit Lake Medical Center at 712-336-2410. 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.

Outreach Specialty Care

We offer many outreach specialty services, with visiting physicians in specialties such as allergy; cardiology (adult and pediatric); ear, nose and throat; general surgery; neurology; OB/GYN; oncology; ophthalmology; orthopedics; podiatry; pulmonology; reconstructive and plastic surgery; rheumatology; urology; and wound care. For an appointment to see a visiting physician, ask your physician or call 712-336-8650.

Birth Center

Lakes Regional Healthcare in northwest Iowa, offers family-centered maternity care in a supportive atmosphere. In our Birth Center, new moms experience the entire labor, delivery and recovery process in comfortably luxurious, medically advanced suites. Special amenities such as whirlpool tubs, private family spaces and natural healing elements offer the best in comfort and technology.

Medical Weight Loss

The OPTIFAST® Weight Loss Program provides a serious solution for weight loss. It’s successful because it treats the whole you – not just your weight – by combining comprehensive lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a high-quality meal replacement diet. This program takes a holistic approach, providing the care you need from physical, medical and behavioral perspectives. Built-in support systems help you stay motivated, committed and successful. To learn more, call 712-336-8785.

Arterial Screens

An arterial screening includes four tests designed to detect the conditions of vascular disease. If detected early, treating vascular disease lowers your risk of stroke, heart disease and other complications. These four tests include abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, carotid artery screening, cholesterol check and peripheral artery disease screening. To schedule your screening, call 712-336-8658.

Public Health Services

Public health services are offered through a collaborative effort between Lakes Regional Healthcare, Dickinson County, and the state of Iowa. The Dickinson County Public Health Office is located within Lakes Regional Healthcare. Services include homemaker and home care, maternal-child health, immunizations, health screenings and education, disease surveillance, emergency preparedness, school health and more. For more information call 712-336-2682.

Visiting Hours & Patient Information

Lakes Regional Healthcare recognizes the importance of visits by friends and family members during a patient’s hospitalization. We encourage visitors to be healthy. Also, please understand when visiting a patient in isolation that visitors must comply with isolation requirements. The south entrance is open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. and the west entrance is open 24 hours a day.

Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay at Lakes Regional Healthcare. 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.

Learn more about advance directives, patient rights and responsibilities and privacy practices.

Gift Shop

Find a wide variety of gifts at reasonable prices at our Gift Shop. Shop online, or call the Gift Shop at 712-336-1230 ext. 1109 to talk to one of our volunteers.

Lakes Café

Lakes Cafe is open at the following times each day: breakfast, 7:30 – 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and dinner, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Pay My Bill

You can pay your hospital bill online or get more information by calling a patient account representative at 712-336-1230.

  • 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 Lakes Regional Healthcare providers participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
  • If you’re without insurance, ask us about payment plans to help you cover the cost of care by calling 712-336-8700 ext. 1174.

Excellent Career Opportunities

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.


As a volunteer, Lakes Regional Healthcare is a great place to meet people, gain new skills, share your talents or give back. Volunteers work in various locations throughout the hospital, in the gift shop and even within their own homes. Wherever they serve, volunteers add an extra touch of compassionate care to the patient experience. Learn more about volunteering at Lakes Regional. Or call 712-332-5042.

Junior Volunteer - Summer 2017

Lakes Regional Healthcare’s Summer Junior Volunteer Program is a great opportunity for high school and college students to experience the healthcare industry first-hand, learn new skills, develop their career path, and help others. To be considered for a junior volunteer position, you must complete the program application and parental/guardian consent form and submit to:

  • Lakes Regional Healthcare
    Attn: Jennifer Gustafson
    PO Box AB
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Forms must be submitted by May 11, 2017. View detailed information about the junior volunteer program. For additional information email us or call 712-336-8799.

News and Events

Check out health-related classes and events at Avera. Find information on local news and events, including classes, support groups and health screenings.

Discover Lakes Regional Healthcare

Lakes Regional Healthcare is part of the Avera system of care. Avera encompasses 330 locations in 100 communities in a five-state region. The Avera brand represents system strength and local presence, compassionate care and a Christian mission, clinical excellence, technological sophistication, an array of specialty care and industry leadership.

Lakes Regional Healthcare has a 49-bed full service hospital, an emergency care center, specialty physician clinics, imaging center and an outpatient services center.

Patient & Family Engagement

Lakes Regional Healthcare’s Patient and Family Engagement is comprised of community members and hospital staff who meet every one to three months to discuss various aspects of care delivery. Goals are to improve the patient experience, improve health outcomes, lower hospital readmissions, and lower health care costs. If you are interested, fill out the online application, or download and print an application. Or, call 712-336-8780 to learn more.

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation provides an opportunity for friends and supporters to share in bringing health and wellness to people in the Iowa Great Lakes Region through charitable gifts. To learn more or donate, call 712-336-8791.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Lakes Regional Healthcare does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Lakes Regional Healthcare or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.

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