Wessington Springs offers a wide selection of health care services including a hospital, community health center, dental clinic and nursing facility.
Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that is the hub of healthcare services within the rural Wessington Springs area. The hospital’s primary service area is Jerauld County, population 2,221. A secondary service area of Aurora, Buffalo and Sanborn counties brings the total service area to 10,060. The hospital is also part of Avera Health, the region’s largest health system. Avera Weskota is a modern facility equipped with technology for today’s needs. In addition to acute care, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehab & physical therapy services, visiting surgeons and specialists save our patients time and travel expenses. A beautiful Wellness Center serves both patients and public members. Home Care, Caregiver Relief and Volunteer Hospice Care are also provided.
Horizon Health Care’s Jerauld County Community Health Center and Jerauld County Dental Clinic provide access to comprehensive medical and dental services, as well as financial assistance resources to all members of the community. Specializing in Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Internal Medicine and Behavioral Health, Horizon Health Care providers deliver the Springs community personalized, affordable, high quality primary health care as well as provide call services the hospital. Horizon’s Jerauld County Dental Clinic provides cleanings, exams, emergency treatment, extractions, root canals and fillings. Horizon also offers reduced prices on medical and dental office visits/services to all individuals and families who qualify.
For over 35 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing primary health care through a community-based network of 17 medical and dental clinics throughout South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the health care and dental needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 63,000 patient visits annually.
Attached to the hospital is Weskota Manor Avera, a 40-resident nursing facility that provides nursing care to elderly and disabled residents who are unable to live independently. Also attached to the hospital are 30 congregate housing apartments.
Although the healthcare entities are physically connected on the campus, all are separate organizations with separate boards. We have a long tradition of working together by sharing resources and expertise, while avoiding duplication of services. Other organizations located on the campus include Jerauld County Community Health Nursing (South Dakota Department of Health, Jerauld County Office of Family and Community Health Services), and Jerauld County Ambulance Association. Organized through cooperation of the hospital, nursing home and community health center, the Weskota Foundation focuses on assisting in the preservation of healthcare services in the Wessington Springs area. The Wessington Springs Healthcare Team provides healthcare outreach through screenings, educational presentations and special events.