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Wagner Community Memorial Hospital-Avera

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera, located in Wagner, SD, is is a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital equipped with advanced services, including a medical/surgical area, pediatric care, and swing bed/intermediate care. The Wagner Community Clinic is adjacent to the hospital making it convenient to see hospital patients, share laboratory services and other diagnostic equipment. We offer outreach services with many visiting specialty physicians.

The people of the community truly believe in having access to care and support their local medical providers. Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera has a long reputation of meeting the community’s health care needs including emergency services, hospital care and physician access. Throughout the years, one thing has remained constant with the local hospital and clinics, to provide the community of Wagner with resources to serve their health and welfare. It is the objective and purpose of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera to provide care and treatment of the sick, to provide care and support of the aged, disabled and indigent and to provide for those in need of hospitalization regardless of race, color, creed or ability to pay.

View our Community Health Needs Assessment and implementation plan and Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements (Section 1557)

Innovative Health Services Close to Home

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital is affiliated with Avera Health. 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.

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 consultations in a wide range of medical specialists—all without leaving the Wagner area. Take a virtual tour of our eEmergency system.

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 us for quality services that include:

Our providers are certified in Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and emergency room medicine. The nursing staff is ACLS and TNCC certified. With the addition of the eEmergency we have the ability to visually and audibly connect with specialists in Sioux Falls.

Massage Therapy

Our staff offers integrative massage with a diverse set of techniques to customize each massage therapy session to the individual’s needs. Call today to schedule an appointment at 605-384-3418.

Massage Therapy Prices

*Prices include tax

  • 30 minutes $30
  • 60 minutes $50
  • 90 minutes $70

Cash or check only please.

Gift certificates are available to purchase at the clinic front desk. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash. One gift certificate is redeemable per visit.

Community Education

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera is dedicated to community education. We educate local schools and the local community by holding health fairs as well as a local career fair. We participate in the community's Farm, Home, & Garden Show. We provide education on a variety of health prevention and medical topics including diabetes, stroke warning signs, drug use prevention and healthy lifestyle tips. We also have CPR classes available. If you have any questions please contact us at 605-384-3611.

Skilled Nursing

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera offers a special program for continued care beyond an acute hospital stay. This program, called Skilled Swing Bed, allows the patient a short-term stay in the hospital before returning home to recuperate or make alternative arrangements.

The Skilled Swing Bed program is typically used for rehabilitation after an illness or surgery and for intravenous therapy or medication. Patients who may use the program include those recovering from a stroke or accident, people who need IV medication and wound care.

Skilled care in the Swing Bed program requires the daily skills of qualified health care professionals, such as registered nurses, physical, occupational, or speech therapists.

Intermediate long-term care is also used as a recuperation period, when the patient requires a little extra care and does not feel like they are strong enough to go home. This is also a short term stay, but does not require any skilled services such as Physical therapy or skilled nursing. Intermediate long-term care is usually private pay, although long-term care insurance may cover some of the costs.

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

Schedule a Physician Appointment

Call Wagner Community Clinic Avera at 605-384-3418 to arrange a physician appointment. Wagner Community Clinic Avera is located on the hospital campus, and clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Outreach Specialty Care

We offer many outreach specialty services, with visiting physicians in specialties such as audiology; cardiology; general surgery; OB/GYN; infectious disease; orthopedics; pediatrics; podiatry; and urology. For an appointment to see a visiting physician, ask your physician or call 605-384-3611.

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera Phone Directory

Get prompt answers to your questions from our friendly staff:

  • Hospital Services and Outpatient – 605-384-3611
  • Wagner Community Clinic Avera – 605-384-3418
  • Business Office – 605-384-3611 Ext. 258
  • Lab – 605-384-7271
  • Medical Records-605-384-7234
  • Radiology– 605-384-7273
  • Avera ASK-A-NURSE-1-800-658-3535

Visiting Hours & 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—they’re welcome any time. Check with our staff for visitor options that best fit your recovery plan.

Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital-Avera. 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 in English or en Español.

Pay My Bill

To pay your hospital or clinic bill, or get more information by calling the Wagner Community Hospital-Avera business office at 605-384-3611 Ext. 258. For Medicare claims please call 605-384-7317. You can reach our clinic billing office at 605-384-7212.

  • 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 Wagner Community Hospital-Avera providers participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

Charity Care

If you’re without insurance, ask us about payment plans to help you cover the cost of care by calling 605-384-3611 Ext. 258 for hospital bills or 605-384-7212 for clinic bills.

Access our financial assistance policy, summary and application. Fill it out completely, return it with your most recent copies of W-2, tax returns, pay stubs and bank statements to the hospital or clinic patient accounts personnel for review. All information is confidential. Access more information about our collection policy and the consent to release information to the county.

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.

Charitable Giving

Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera provides our friends and supporters an opportunity to become part of the health care future of our community and surrounding areas. Our vision for the future includes a transformation of the present facility. The project will bring tremendous benefit to the community of Wagner and the surrounding area. Learn about how you can donate to Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera.

Visiting Wagner

Learn more about the beautiful community of Wagner by visiting the Wagner Area Chamber of Commerce website.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Wagner Community Memorial Hospital-Avera 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 Wagner Community Memorial Hospital-Avera 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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