Who does Children’s serve?
In 2011, Children’s provided care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 outpatient and emergency room visits. We serve patients from 100 percent of Minnesota counties and 59 percent of counties in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. As the leading pediatric health system in Minnesota, Children's is the health care destination for a substantial number of children enrolled in the state's public health care programs. Currently, approximately 42% of Children's total patient population is covered by Medicaid.
How is Children’s involved in the community?
As a non-for-profit pediatric healthcare provider, Children’s provides a broad spectrum of benefits to communities we serve. From our Mobile Simulation Center, to our SIDS (Sudden Infant Death) Center outreach, to our work on vaccinations and obesity, Children’s strives every day to improve the health of the community. Find out more about the Community Benefit work.
How can I get involved?
- You can get involved in a number of ways:
- Be a voice for children and learn how to contact your legislator.
- Make a donation to Children’s.
- Attend one of Children’s Events or Fundraisers.
- Volunteer at Children's.
- For current/former patient families, you can get involved in advisory councils:
- Family Advisory Council
The Family Advisory Council is a diverse group of families whose children are present or past patients of Children’s.
- Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is an eleven-member team of current and past patients (ages 10 to 18 years old) that helps hospital staff, leaders, doctors, and parents understand what is important to children, teens, and siblings during hospital stays, clinic visits, and emergency care.
Where is Children’s?
Children’s Minneapolis campus is located at 2545 Chicago Avenue S., in the heart of South Minneapolis. We are proud members of both the Phillips West Neighborhood and the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood.
Children’s St. Paul campus is located at 345 N. Smith Avenue, in downtown St. Paul. Situated near the intersection of I-94 and I-35E, Children's St. Paul campus provides easy access for all of the East Metropolitan Twin Cities area.
Children's also has several clinics and affiliated pediatric practices throughout the metro area.
Who are my elected officials?
How do I vote?
Public policy that protects children's health can’t happen without a politically engaged population. Voting is a critically important part of advocacy. Here are some helpful resources for Minnesota voters:
How do I register to vote?
Where do I vote?