Avera St. Benedict Health Center
Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston, SD, 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 St. Benedict Health Center, 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 Parkston area.
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 Avera St. Benedict Health Center for fast response to emergency situations with our Careflight air ambulance and local and visiting physicians.
Explore the additional health services you can access when you choose Avera.
Planet Heart Screenings
Avera St. Benedict offers two screenings designed to identify heart and vascular disease through Planet Heart, a program of the Avera Heart Hospital. Call 605-928-4425 to schedule your heart or vascular check.
Memory Diagnostic Center
The Avera St. Benedict Memory Diagnostic Center provides patients and families a resource for early diagnosis and treatment of memory loss. The Center's team of professionals provides progressive and compassionate care to help ease the uncertainty of memory loss, determine the extent of your memory problem, provide answers to the cause of memory deficit, and help review medical management options. After an in-depth diagnosis, the Memory Diagnostic Center team works with patients and their families to design a treatment plan using the latest research knowledge and medications. Call 605-928-4425 for an appointment.
The Avera St. Benedict Wellness Center offers an indoor heated pool, cardiovascular equipment and free weights, as well as wellness events and massage therapy. To join or schedule a tour, call 605-928-4410.
Schedule a Physician Appointment
Call our scheduling receptionist at 605-928-7961 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 many outreach specialty services, with visiting physicians in the specialties of cancer care; cardiology; ear, nose and throat; kidney care; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedics; podiatry; respiratory and pulmonary care; surgery services; and urology. For an appointment to see a visiting physician, ask your physician or call 605-928-7961.
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
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. Check with our staff for visitor options that best fit your recovery plan.
Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay or how to prepare for your child’s hospital stay at Avera St. Benedict Health Center. 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.
Take advantage of our spiritual care services, and learn more about advance directives and end-of-life care planning.
When you’re expecting, you want to receive the best care possible while welcoming your newborn into the world. Find the expert and compassionate care you’re looking for at Avera St. Benedict Health Center Women's Center in Parkston, SD.
Women's Center Photo Tour
We are honored to share this momentous event with you!
Upon arrival you will be placed in one of our state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms. You will remain in this room until after the birth of your baby.
Our labor and delivery rooms feature an HD TV, birthing bed, a storage cabinet holding labor supplies and plenty of space for your belongings, as well as a recliner for your support person.
Upon admission, you will be monitored by a centralized fetal monitor system. The monitor depicts the baby’s heart rate, as well as contractions. Additional portable fetal monitors are available if you are allowed to ambulate during labor. Your provider is able to view this system at the office, at home, or on their phone -- keeping them abreast of your progress.
Your infant will be placed in one of our bassinets during their stay. Infants must be transported to and from the nursery in the bassinet. For safety and security reasons, infants are never to be carried in the hallways.
Breastfeeding is encouraged as the gold standard in infant nutrition, and staff are trained in breastfeeding support to assist you. Boppy pillows are available on the unit if you wish to leave yours at home. If you prefer formula over breastfeeding, the hospital supplies Similac products for you to utilize during your stay, and nursing staff can assist you with that request.
Discover Avera St. Benedict Health Center
In 1934, the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent and Dr. J.L. Waldner started what we now know as Avera St. Benedict Health Center. The hospital continued to grow over time, adding a wing in 1946, building a new hospital in 1965 and an addition in 1992. Our experienced team and advanced technology are here to meet your health care needs.
Explore life in the city of Parkston and enjoy exciting outdoor adventures in our south central South Dakota area.
Avera St. Benedict Foundation
The generous gifts of patients, families, employees, community members and area businesses help us create a lasting promise of exceptional, compassionate care for all. Through philanthropy, stewardship and honoring the wishes of our donors, the Foundation supports valuable services, provides life-saving medications, lodging to be near loved ones, transportation and many needed educational programs and materials.
A gift to the Avera St. Benedict Foundation touches lives for a lifetime. Be our partner in furthering the mission of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Contact us at 605-928-3311 or donate online.
South Dakota Grant Information
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