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Construction has begun on Horizon’s Aurora County Community Health Center and Dental Clinic

May 9, 2022 | Newsroom


Rendering of the new Aurora County Community Health Center

Work has officially begun for the addition and remodel to the Aurora County Community Health Center and Dental Clinic. The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

The expansion adds 5,490 square feet to the current facility, including 6 new medical exam rooms, patient intake room, IV room, procedure room, X-ray room, and 6 dental exam rooms. An increase in space and exam rooms will transition the Aurora County Dental Clinic to be open full-time, instead of just two days per week as it is currently. This project also provides an opportunity to bring pharmacy services within the new facility.

“We are excited to finally break ground on this project,” said Wade Erickson, chief executive officer. “We appreciate your patience as it took longer than initially planned to get this started. We are looking forward to continuing to provide affordable health care to this area for many years to come and bringing expanded dental care and pharmacy services to the community.”

Horizon Health Care will remain open during their regular hours throughout the project. The medical clinic is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and the dental clinic is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit

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