306 Prairie Avenue SW PO Box 160 De Smet, SD 57231

Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital

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Find out more about top-quality, personalized health care for yourself and your family available close to home.


Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital, along with our affiliated primary care clinics and physician offices, provides you and your family with comprehensive health care—and access to extensive medical specialties—as part of the Avera Health system serving South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.

Innovative Health Care Close to Home

Across the Avera Health system, including Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital, you benefit from evidence-based care, a strong focus on your safety and comfort while you stay with us, and the best possible outcomes.

As a Christian health care ministry rooted deeply in Gospel values, 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 telemedicine services for 24/7 consultations and treatment from a wide range of medical specialists—all without leaving the De Smet area.

Schedule a Physician Appointment

Call our scheduling receptionist at 605-854-3834 to arrange a physician appointment. 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.

We offer outreach specialty services with visiting physicians in specialties such as cardiology, oncology and hematology. To learn more about local specialty care, call the clinic number above or ask your primary care provider.

Schedule a Laboratory Appointment

For most laboratory appointments, plan to arrive at 8 a.m. If you don’t need to fast before your lab, arrive half an hour before your scheduled appointment.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Be prepared to pay your insurance co-pay amount when you arrive for your visit and bring your:

  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license or photo identification

Wound Care

Wound Care at Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. Our wound care hours are 10 AM to 2 PM each Thursday. Call 605-854-6145 to talk to our team.

Visitor & 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. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check with our staff for visitor options that best fit your recovery plan.

Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay at Avera De Smet. 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.

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Discover Avera De Smet

Avera De Smet is owned by the City of De Smet, leased by Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and governed by a local advisory board. With a tradition of service inspired by the Sisters of the Presentation and Benedictine Orders, Avera De Smet serves the health needs of eastern South Dakota with accessible, cost-effective care. Review our:

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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.