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Avera Holy Family Hospital

Avera Holy Family Hospital, 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 Holy Family Hospital, 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 eCARE™ telemedicine services for 24/7 consultations and treatment from a wide range of medical specialists - all without leaving the Estherville area. In addition, our Planet Heart program offers lower-cost heart and vascular screenings. Make an appointment by calling 712-362-2631.

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 Avera Holy Family for fast response to emergency situations with our Careflight Air Ambulance. 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 712-362-6137 or request an appointment online to schedule your heart or vascular check.

Birthing Care

Avera Medical Group Estherville and Avera Holy Family Hospital offer individualized care for women from the early stages of pregnancy through labor and delivery. We provide these services in a warm, friendly environment, with a personal touch. Our hospital services include top-quality care from a specially trained labor and delivery team, newly renovated patient rooms, spa-like surroundings, and a special menu and offerings for immediate family.

Sweet Pea Imaging

Sweet Pea Imaging allows expecting parents to come in for a 30-minute 3D/4D scan. This is not a diagnostic scan, simply a "photo session." This is done without a doctor's order and costs $50. Cost includes a CD of all images and videos, gender reveal if requested, black-and-white pictures and a listen to baby's heartbeat.

Schedule a Physician Appointment

Call our clinic scheduling receptionist at 712-362-6501 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 specialties such as cardiology; dermatology; general surgery; infectious disease; nephrology; neurology; OB/GYN; ophthalmology; podiatry; and urology. For an appointment to see a visiting physician, ask your physician or call 712-362-6501.

Laboratory Appointments

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 - they're welcome any time. Check with our staff for visitor options that best fit your recovery plan.

Find out how to prepare for your hospital stay at Avera Holy Family. 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.

Pay My Bill

You can pay your bill online or get more information by calling the Avera Holy Family business office or our Patient Account Representative at 712-362-2631.

  • All co-payments are due and payable at the time of service.
  • If you receive care for a work related injury, notify the receptionist when you arrive for your appointment.


Help us submit your claims to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid by giving our business office accurate insurance policy information. You're also responsible for negotiating with your insurance carrier.

  • All Avera Holy Family Hospital providers participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
  • If you're without insurance, ask us about payment plans or financial assistance to help you cover the cost of care.

Find Classes & Events

Check out health-related classes and events at Avera. Find support groups, health screenings or educational programs designed to help you live better.

Work or Volunteer at Avera

Join Avera, the Upper Midwest's health care leader, for an inspiring and exciting career. Search the possibilities below:

Avera also offers many classes for health care professionals and other opportunities for health care professionals, including programs for pharmacy residency, radiologic technology and emergency medical services.

Volunteer at Avera Holy Family

Contribute your time, talents and skills by volunteering at Avera Holy Family. Make a difference by serving in the hospital or at our clinics and related facilities. Learn how you can get involved by calling 712-362-6490 or apply for a volunteer position online.

Discover Avera Holy Family

Avera Holy Family, an affiliate of Avera since 1997, is part of Avera, the Upper Midwest's premier medical centers. Our most recent remodeling in 2008 added more services and capabilities within our campus.

With a tradition of service inspired by the Sisters of the Presentation and Benedictine Orders, Avera Holy Family serves the health needs of north-central Iowa and southern Minnesota with accessible, cost-effective care. Review our:

Avera Holy Family Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in the Northwest Iowa community of Estherville. With a population of 6,800, Estherville has a strong economic base and is located near the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Region providing an outstanding quality of life. Estherville and the surrounding areas boast live theater, art and historical museums, the world's largest county fair, fine restaurants and night clubs, tourist theme parks and attractions.

Explore life in the city of Estherville and enjoy exciting outdoor adventures in our part of beautiful north-central Iowa, just minutes from Lake Okoboji.

Avera Holy Family Foundation

The Avera Holy Family Hospital Foundation offers generous donors an opportunity to directly benefit the health of their community with their gifts. Our Cross of Caring recognition wall honors those who have contributed. You can join their efforts by calling 712-362-6132.


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