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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Avera St. Luke's Emergency Department: 24-Hour Trauma Rooms

  Care Here, Whenever You Need it

CareFlight helicopter

Contact Us

Call the Emergency Department at 605-622-5100.

If you are experiencing an emergency health situation, call 911 immediately.

Avera St. Luke’s Emergency Department is staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, and our nurses and paramedics are always here to make sure care is available whenever you need it.

Verified as Level III Trauma Center

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital has received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma, becoming the third Designated Area Trauma Hospital in South Dakota and the only one in this region.

This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s voluntary dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Verified Level III trauma centers provide comprehensive, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week trauma care with a team including trauma and orthopedic surgeons, Emergency Department physicians and staff, anesthesia coverage, radiology services and CT scanning, operating room availability, lab and blood bank resources, along with other hospital services critical for a trauma patient.

Directions for Emergency Medical Help

In Aberdeen, S.D., come to the east side of Avera St. Luke's Hospital's main campus, just off Third Avenue Southeast and South Penn Street. The most direct route to the Emergency Room is through the northeast door, the door north of the main East Entrance.

If you are experiencing an emergency health situation, call 911 immediately for assistance.


Our services include stabilization of life-threatening conditions, immediate treatment of major or minor illness or injury, and emergency treatment of trauma victims. Our team includes physicians and surgeons, triage nurses, registered nurses, CareFlight registered nurses and paramedics, and support staff. We have eight Emergency Room beds and three trauma rooms, along with rooms for observation, pediatrics, obstetrics, eye care and orthopedics.

When you make a visit to our Emergency Department, be aware that the people who are most seriously hurt or who need care the most will be helped first. It's also helpful to have a list of your medications with you.

Attending physicians will be notified if the Emergency Room physician determines you need to be admitted. Emergency Department physicians serve only in this department, so your case will be handled by a hospitalist or another physician if you are admitted to our hospital.

CareFlight - Emergency Helicopter Transport

Emergency helicopter transport, call 911 or CareFlight at 1-800-592-1889.

Our CareFlight emergency helicopter is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, helping to save lives and minimize the severity of injuries for people in our area. CareFlight membership is also available.