Our Partners and Locations

Partners and Locations

In 2009, a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust allowed Avera 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, Avel served its 1 millionth patient.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also recently partnered with Avel to develop a multinational telemedicine platform – located in a suitcase-sized kit – for international disasters and war zones. Learn more about this partnership.

Avel Hub in San Antonio

In 2017, Avel expanded its reach by opening a telemedicine hub in San Antonio, TX. This hub is strategically located to provide 24/7 Avel 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, Avel eCare 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 Avel’s programs are currently offered, including:

  • Avel 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.
  • Avel 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 Avel, request a free consultation with one of our Avel experts.