Partners and Locations
In 2009, a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust allowed Avera eCARE to launch comprehensive telehealth services from a technologically advanced virtual hospital hub based in Sioux Falls, SD.
Partnerships Across the World
To help advance the field of telemedicine—and be responsible stewards of the Helmsley resources—we strive to replicate our virtual hospital hub through partner relationships. Each partnership is unique and benefits from our personalized approach to tailoring telemedicine services to meet specific needs.
Our program continues to grow quickly while positively impacting medical care across the nation and recently, Avera eCARE served its 1 millionth patient.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also recently partnered with Avera eCARE to develop a multinational telemedicine platform – located in a suitcase-sized kit – for international disasters and war zones. Learn more about this partnership.
Avera eCARE Hub in San Antonio
In 2017, Avera eCARE expanded its reach by opening a telemedicine hub in San Antonio, TX. This hub is strategically located to provide 24/7 eCARE Pharmacy services to Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals with locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Idaho and Colorado.
Telemedicine Outreach to Indian Health Service
In 2016, Avera was granted the opportunity to receive up to $100 million over five years in contractual funding from Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide telemedicine services to approximately 130,000 American Indians in the Upper Midwest.
Two of Avera eCARE’s programs are currently offered, including:
- eCARE Emergency – Provides local ER staff with 24/7 access to immediate face-to-face consults in cases that involve serious issues such as heart attack, stroke or trauma.
- eCARE Specialty Clinic – Offers local appointments in medical specialties such as behavioral health, cardiology, obstetrics, kidney care, pain management and more.
To learn more about eCARE, download our Delivering Health Care of the Future Today white paper or request a free consultation with one of our Avera eCARE experts.