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Behavioral Health

Coping with today’s fast-paced world often presents challenges. If you or a loved one feel overwhelmed or concerned about personal welfare or safety, rely on the behavioral health specialists at Avera.

When you choose Avera, the Upper Midwest’s leader for confidential, personalized, family-centered care, you’re treated as a whole person. That means you receive attention for all aspects of your health—mental, emotional, spiritual, physical—and it’s tailored to your specific situation.

Effective, Compassionate Care Close to Home

Get easy access to faster, simpler, effective and more comprehensive behavioral health care through Avera’s multi-state network of providers and facilities. Although services vary by location, you can enter at any place and time to get the care you need. In our 13 regional clinics and outpatient sites, you can find:

Multiple Environments of Care

Two powerful elements of the healing process—art therapy and family involvement—form the cornerstone of your experience. At each Avera behavioral health clinic or site, you’ll find appealing room décor and artwork that supports a positive therapeutic atmosphere. You also benefit from referral to the most appropriate care—found at 13 locations throughout our extensive multi-state network.

Avera Behavioral Health Center

When you or a loved one needs behavioral health care, choose the region’s leader in behavioral health services – Avera Behavioral Health – to receive compassionate care for your body, mind and spirit. The Avera Behavioral Health Center – our flagship location in Sioux Falls, SD – offers care rated nationally among the top 10 percent in patient satisfaction. That means you can expect sophisticated treatment in a beautiful, healing and secure environment. Take our virtual tour.

Therapeutic Programs to Meet Your Needs

When reviewing your options, you and your care team can take advantage of the latest research-driven treatments in settings designed to fit your specific situation, schedule and lifestyle. Avera’s behavioral health care environments include:

Family-Centered Approach Based in Scientific Research

As much as possible, your family and friends will be invited into the healing process. That’s because the research we conduct at our treatment centers shows that recovery happens more quickly when loved ones are involved in care. In addition, the Avera Family Wellness Program helps families learn effective parenting strategies for creating a positive, stable home.

Behavioral Health Education & Support

Learn more about behavioral and mental health conditions through our online health library.

Take advantage of wide range of educational resources and support services for behavioral health issues available through Avera, including:

Behavioral Health Expertise

Find a behavioral health provider at an Avera location near you.

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Know the Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Pay attention to these behaviors and get assistance right away by calling 1-800-691-4336.

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  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or family
  • Significant mood swings
  • Drop in school performance
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion
  • Other sudden or extreme behavioral changes

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