Avera Medical Call Center
Your health needs don't always happen during clinic office hours. That's when you can count on Avera Medical Call Center, a free service that connects you with a registered nurse or other health professional. They will provide you with confidential answers to your health-related questions, and they are available 24 hours a day, year-round.
Professionals won't provide you a diagnosis over the phone, but they will get you accurate medical information. They also can help you decide if additional care at an emergency department or after-hours clinic is needed, or if necessary, they can connect you with an on-call provider.
If you think a situation is life threatening, call 911 or a local emergency service immediately.
Avera Medical Call Center is not a resource for medical emergencies.
Call the Avera Medical Call Center at 877-282-8372 to speak to an Avera registered nurse.
Because of medical licensure requirements, Avera Medical Call Center staff is unable to provide services outside the geographical area of South Dakota, and select counties in southwestern Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.
Service areas include locations with the following telephone area codes:
- 563 (Howard County only)
If you live outside of these areas, call or contact a health care system in your area.