MINNEAPOLIS– May 15, 2013 – Busy parents, active kids and people of all ages in Hugo will soon have a convenient new option for health care. The Hugo Clinic, which opens to patients May 20, will bring top pediatric and family care to the Hugo community.

The new, 12,300-square-foot facility will house a HealthPartners family medicine clinic – including primary care doctors and a chiropractor – a night and weekend urgent care, and will also be the new home of Northeast Pediatric Clinic, previously located in Vadnais Heights and part of Children's of Minnesota. Northeast Pediatrics and HealthPartners will share space and clinical support services including an on-site lab and X-ray. The clinic is located on 14701 Victor Hugo Blvd. N., off of Main Street, near Festival Foods.

"The Hugo Clinic will offer high quality care for the entire family, with the combined expertise of staff from HealthPartners, Children's and Northeast Pediatrics," said Dave Overman, chief operating officer at Children's of Minnesota. "This convenient new clinic will allow our organizations to serve the families of the Hugo area, who will benefit from improved, efficient and coordinated care."

The Hugo Clinic will also have extended hours for pediatrics and will be the first urgent care facility in the community. Currently, the nearest urgent care for area residents is more than 10 miles away in Wyoming, Minn. The Hugo Clinic urgent care will offer walk-in treatment for a wide range of minor conditions and injuries, including stitches, sprains, strains, sore throats and ear infections. Walk-in camp and sports physicals are also available.

"Hugo is thrilled to welcome Children's of Minnesota and HealthPartners to town," said Hugo Mayor Tom Weidt. "We are excited about the urgent care, which will be a game-changer for the citizens of Hugo. We look forward to a long partnership with Children's and HealthPartners."

Like all HealthPartners clinics, the Hugo Clinic will accept most kinds of insurance. A patient does not have to have HealthPartners insurance to visit the clinic or urgent care.

"Our partnership with Children's is about providing better, more affordable care and an exceptional experience for children and families," said HealthPartners President and CEO Mary Brainerd. "The Hugo Clinic is a great example of working together to improve health."

Northeast Pediatrics will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

HealthPartners will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with urgent care available Monday through Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

About Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group
Part of the HealthPartners family of health care companies, the Care Group has more than 1,700 physicians practicing in 55 medical and surgical specialties caring for more than one million patients. HealthPartners, with five hospitals, 45 primary care clinics and 20 urgent care locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation providing care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community.

About Northeast Pediatric Clinic
Northeast Pediatric Clinic provides child and family-oriented, quality pediatric specialty care for newborns, children and young adults. Serving children in the northeast area of the Twin Cities since 1990, the clinic aligned with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in 2010. Through this alignment, the four pediatricians at Northeast Pediatrics have more access to Children's resources and specialists to offer the best quality care to children in the community.

About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organizations in the United States, with 381 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 300,000 emergency room and other outpatient clinic visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children. Please visit childrensMN.org.