General Patient Information


Patients may receive mail in care of:

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
401 9th Ave. NW
Watertown, SD 57201

Patient mail is delivered daily. Patients may also receive e-cards. These are messages sent via Prairie Lakes website. E-cards are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Medications from Home

Nursing staff will administer medications during your stay. If you have brought medications from home, please inform your nurse when you arrive.


Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is a non-smoking campus.


Please do not keep valuables with you during your stay. Send them home with a loved one. Patients will be notified by postcard if a personal item has been left behind after discharge.

Going Home

From the time you’re admitted as a patient to the time of discharge, the care planning team works with you to plan the best arrangements for you following your discharge. Whether you’re going home, to the Swing Bed program or to another care facility, we will work with your physician to assess your continuing needs following your hospitalization.