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Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera

Contact Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera

Find out more about top-quality, personalized health care for yourself and your family available close to home. Call us at 605-448-2253.


Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera in Britton, SD, is committed to providing high-quality emergency and routine healthcare services to the residents of Marshall County and the surrounding area. With the support of the community and the guidance of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital of Aberdeen, SD, we carry on a tradition of caring with excellence.

Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera, 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.

A Message from our CEO

Nick FossOur facility is often referred to as “the Britton hospital,” and we are a licensed 20-bed critical access hospital, but with the Wellness Center, Clinic, Spruce Court, and a variety of outpatient services, we are also much, much MORE than that.

For instance, it may surprise you to learn that we are one of Marshall County’s largest employers, with approximately 90 staff members. I believe that our people are our greatest asset. These patient, caring, and fun individuals strive to greet everyone who comes through the door of our facility with the “Warmest Of Welcomes.” “WOW” is what we call our customer service program, and our philosophy is that everyone who comes through our door is our guest, including patients, visitors, residents, vendors, coworkers, etc.

Our goal is to “WOW” our guests by treating them as we would our friends or family members. We take pride in providing a wide range of health care services to the people of Marshall County, and we hope you are proud to have Marshall County Healthcare Center as your local healthcare facility.

Nick Fosness, CEO

Innovative Health Care Close to Home

Across the Avera Health system, including Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera, you benefit from evidence-based care, a strong focus on your safety and comfort while you stay with us, and the best possible outcomes.

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.

Health Services

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 Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera for fast response to emergency situations and local and visiting physicians.

Explore the additional health services you can access when you choose Avera.

Assisted Living

Spruce Court Assisted Living Center provides efficiency-style apartments for those who need assistance with activities of daily living. In this home-like atmosphere, we focus on independence and activity. We provide meals, laundry and housekeeping services. Contact us at 605-448-2412.

Wellness Center

The attached Wellness Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Membership is available to those 18 and older at affordable monthly rates. The Wellness Center staff is available to train new members on use of the equipment and coordinates motivational programs and classes.

Schedule a Clinic Appointment

Marshall County Medical Clinic Avera, located within Marshall County Healthcare Center, operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Outreach services are also available for cardiology, podiatry, and orthopedics. Call our scheduling receptionist at 605-448-5953 to arrange an 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.

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 at Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera. 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.

Learn more about advance directives and end-of-life care planning.

Discover Marshall County Healthcare Center

We follow a rich tradition of providing quality health care services for more than 85 years. The facility now known as Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera began in 1963 as a charitably funded facility, operated by Marshall County. The hospital became affiliated with St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen in 1983. The mission of Marshall County Healthcare Center is to oversee that the full continuum of quality health care services is made available to the people in its region. A non-profit corporation, Marshall County Healthcare Center is governed by a Board of Trustees and has a contract with Avera St. Luke’s Hospital to manage operations.

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South Dakota Grant Information

The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 has been filed, if applicable, in compliance with federal law, and is displayed immediately after filing on the recipient's or sub-recipient's website. Additional Information

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.

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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