(LAKE PRESTON, SD) – Horizon Health Care is relocating their Lake Preston Community Health Center downtown to 322 North Main Street. After over two years of planning, they broke ground at the new location on Monday, June 28.
A groundbreaking event was hosted on Wednesday, June 30, to celebrate the new location and to recognize those who have contributed to and supported the new clinic’s development. Wade Erickson, new Chief Executive Officer for Horizon; Dave Schmidt, local Lake Preston resident and Horizon board member; and Luke Smith, Development Coordinator for Lake Preston Development Corporation, all spoke on the importance and necessity of health care for families in rural communities, and specifically for Lake Preston residents. Lunch was served following the speakers.
Due to increasing infrastructure challenges within their current building, Horizon determined a new location for their community health center would create a better environment for their employees and patients. The new clinic is expected to be finished in January 2022. It includes three exam rooms, a nurses’ station, an open lobby area and more.
“As a commitment to your community, Horizon is excited for a new clinic location and the impact it will have in Lake Preston,” said Erickson. “We have a dedicated team in place and ready to provide the Lake Preston area with quality health care.”
The current Lake Preston clinic located at 709 4th Street SE is still available for appointments during their normal hours of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m. Current provider Denise Lindsay, CNP, and her team will move to the new location after it opens.
“With this new location brings renewed excitement,” said Erickson. “And we look forward to many years of serving the Lake Preston community.”
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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.