Prairie Lakes Healthcare warns of phone scam

February 12, 2024

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is warning patients and non-patients of a phone scam in which someone who claims to be calling on behalf of Prairie Lakes, Medicare, or a credit card company is asking for personal information.

The call appears to show up on Caller ID as “Brown Clinic” with local phone number prefixes, but Prairie Lakes does not ask for personal information over the phone such as social security numbers or Medicare ID numbers.

If you receive a call that is unexpected or the person on the line is asking for personal information, simply hang up and call your provider to verify. Do not share personal information.