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Avera St. Benedict Health Center

401 West Glynn Drive
Parkston, SD 57366
605-928-3311

Patients & Visitors

Information for patients & visitors at Avera St. Benedict Health Center.

  • Baby Gallery- View online baby photos of our newest community members.
  • Cell Phones - May not be used in patient areas.  Best reception is outside the building.
  • Online Bill Pay

Tobacco Free Campus Policy 

Avera St. Benedict Health Center’s goal is to promote safety and comfort for the patients and residents of our facilities.  No tobacco products will be allowed on the grounds of Avera St. Benedict Health Center.  This area includes the hospital, nursing home, assisted living, clinic, daycare, wellness center, and outreach clinics. The grounds have been marked with “Tobacco Free Zone” signs.

Gift Shop

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. 

  • Ms Bumblebee's Flowers & Gifts
    713 E. Main
    Parkston , SD 57366
    (605) 928-3800
  • Dakota Scents
    204 W. Maple St.
    PO Box 185
    Parkston , SD 57366
    (605) 928-3917

Avera St. Benedict does not endorse the third-party vendors mentioned on this page.  This information is here for your convenience only.

Living Will

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document which directs the medical treatment you are to receive in the event you are unable to participate in your own medical decisions and you are in a terminal condition.  This document states what kind of treatment you want or do not want to receive.  The document will remain valid and in effect until and unless you make changes or revoke it.

Medical Durable Power of Attorney

What is a Medical Durable Power of Attorney?

A Medical Durable Power of Attorney document authorizes another person to make healthcare decisions for an individual who, temporarily or permanently, can no longer make or communicate such decisions. 

The term “durable” means the individual appointed is authorized to make healthcare decisions on behalf of the person who becomes incapacitated—for example, a person who is in a coma after a car accident.

Medical Durable Powers of Attorney are effective until revoked or death occurs. At least every two years, the document should be reviewed to ensure the individual appointed and the healthcare decisions expressed are still appropriate.

Without a Medical Durable Power of Attorney, the family member making the healthcare decision for you may not be the individual you would select.