Our Services

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Hospital Services

Faulkton Area Medical Center is a twelve-bed critical access hospital, with an attached provider-based rural health clinic located in central Faulk County, South Dakota. The medical providers at FAMC use current technologies to offer patients of all ages a wide range of healthcare services.

For more information, contact us.

Outpatient Services

FAMC offers various services to our community in the outpatient setting.

Save on travel time and come to FAMC where it is our vision to achieve optimal health through unparalleled compassion, service, and trust! Our outpatient nurses work together with your provider to communicate results and patient assessment while administering the prescribed services. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself or loved-one and inquire about arranging for your outpatient services to be transferred to FAMC!

Services Offered

  • Outpatient Injections and IV Therapy including, but not limited to:

    • Orencia
    • Actemara
    • Aranesp
    • Neupogen
    • Udencya
    • Prolia
    • Reclast
    • Prolastin
    • Rituxin
    • Entyvio
  • Cardiac Rehab Phase 2

  • Cardiac Stress Testing

  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Spirometry

  • Cortisol Stimulation Tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Wound Vac Dressings
  • Wound Dressing Changes
  • Telemedicine Consults
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Dietitian and Nutrition Services

Dietitian and Nutrition Services

Proper nutrition is needed to live a healthy life and to promote healing. FAMC Dietary Services provide a selective menu for inpatients and outpatients staying over the meal hour.

April Sorensen, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, provides Medical Nutrition Therapy and dietary counseling for a variety of medical and personal needs. Please check with your insurance to see if dietary consultations are covered or whether a referral is needed. To schedule an appointment, contact your primary health professional for a referral or call 605-598-6262.

April is a registered, licensed dietitian. The state of South Dakota requires licensure for dietitians to help monitor information for accuracy, safety and efficacy. She is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Programs & Classes

At FAMC, we provide the community with many classes, programs and events that emphasize good health. These include tobacco cessation, Cancer Support Group, CPR/First Aid Classes, free blood pressure monitoring, fitness classes, and more. You’ll often see our facility partner with SDSU Extension to provide programs that would not otherwise be available in our area. Our list of available classes changes frequently, so watch our social media pages for updates or call 605-598-6262.

Rehabilitation Services

We offer inpatient rehabilitation, a swing bed program, cardiac rehabilitation, and outpatient physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Our rehab therapy department is furnished with the newest equipment available, thanks to gifts given to the Foundation.

Laboratory

Lab & X-Ray

The Faulkton Area Medical Center Laboratory is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to meet clinic and hospital needs. We have state–of–the–art analyzers along with highly qualified team members to assist you and your provider with your healthcare needs. The lab not only offers its services to our providers here at FAMC, but we also offer outpatient lab services. Simply provide us with a lab order with a diagnosis and a provider’s signature.

Laboratory tests performed in our facility are:

  • Chemistry-tests for liver function, kidney function, heart issues, diabetes, inflammation, gout

  • Hematology-tests for anemia, infection

  • Coagulation- tests for bleeding issues, clotting issues, and monitors anticoagulation therapy

  • Urinalysis- tests for urinary tract infections(UTI), renal disease

  • Molecular Testing- tests for Step, Influenza, RSV, Covid

  • Kit Testing- tests for urine pregnancy, Mononucleosis

FAMC Laboratory also utilizes the Avera Laboratory Network for specialized testing not performed in-house.

Preparing for your tests will give you and your provider the most accurate results. Make sure you talk to your provider and tell them all the medications you are taking. This includes prescribed medications and over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and supplements as these could interfere with results. Ask your provider how to prepare for your tests. You may have to fast, not take certain medications, or be drawn at a certain time. If you have not followed your provider’s instructions, please notify staff.

Radiology

The Radiology Department consists of four registered technologists covering the department twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to meet daily and emergency needs.

  • X-Ray
  • CT
  • Mobile Ultrasound (weekly)
  • Mobile Echocardiagram (weekly)
  • MRI
  • Mobile Mammography (monthly)
  • Mobile Nuclear Medicine (monthly)
  • Mobile Dexa-Bone Densitometry (monthly)

Telemedicine

Telemedicine

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Telemedicine makes it possible for patient clinic visits with several specialty physicians located elsewhere.

Telehealth, often times called telemedicine, will allow your healthcare provider to care for you without an in-person office visit. Telemedicine appointments work by virtually connecting you to a healthcare provider. This occurs with a secure video platform in the comfort of your hometown hospital.

The Faulkton Area Medical Center participates using equipment from Avera providing updated Tytocare technology that is able to transfer information between facilities via an electronic stethoscope, electronic otoscope, and camera. This equipment is state of the art, and we have it all at FAMC!

Patient visits via telemedicine with a specialty provider offer convenience, allow for saved expenses in cost and time traveled, and are less stressful for patients.

If you are interested in a telemedicine clinic visit, please talk to your healthcare provider.