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Avera McKennan Patients & Visitors

Whether you're coming for an inpatient stay, an outpatient procedure, to visit a loved one or to welcome a new baby to the family, use the following information to help make your Avera McKennan visit a good experience.

Special Notice

Visitation is limited to two visitors per patient, in hospitals, surgery centers, emergency departments and clinics during regular visitor hours.

All visitors will be asked to check in and out of the hospital and must show a federal, state or local ID when checking in.

If you have questions, please call 1-877-282-8372.

Current guidelines are:

  • Visitation hours are 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Two visitors per patient. Avera McKennan now allows visitation for COVID-19 positive patients. No children under age 18 may visit a COVID-19 positive patient. Please stop by the front desk when checking in for additional guidelines.
  • Masks are required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.

Dining Options

While you're on campus, enjoy a choice of places to get a meal or snack:

  • Café 1325, on the ground floor of the hospital, open 1 - 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. daily
  • Quarry Café in the Prairie Center, open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Caribou Coffee in the main lobby of the hospital, open 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Vending machines with pop and snacks, available throughout campus

Campus Amenities

Enjoy other convenient and comfortable features of our campus. You can:

  • Find a quiet place for prayer or meditation in the Avera McKennan Chapel off the main hospital lobby, or the Dr. Michael Rost Meditation Room on the ground floor of the Prairie Center.
  • Enjoy waiting rooms throughout campus, or find comfortable seating areas on the east end of the Prairie Center's ground floor or in the hospital's main lobby.
  • Visit Sioux Falls' only indoor SculptureWalk - part of Avera's commitment to the arts in healing - and see our original collections in the main hospital and Prairie Center.
  • Take advantage of free public Internet access everywhere on campus.

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Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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