Medication is no small matter
At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we take medications seriously. After all, they are an important part of your child's treatment. That's why we have a large and experienced team ready to handle anything that comes our way.
Whether your child is getting medications during a hospital stay or you're picking up a prescription at our on-site pharmacy, you can expect expert care delivered by an experienced and compassionate staff. All of our pharmacists are specially trained in treating children.
Once the right medication is determined for your child, we work with your child's doctors to make sure the treatment is working as intended. And if we need to make changes, we continue to work with your child's medical team to modify the treatment.
Here are a few more examples of how our pharmacy is built for kids:
- There's no spoonful of sugar, but we do help the medicine go down. Babies and small kids can't swallow pills. That means sometimes we need to get creative. Our pharmacists are experienced at mixing medications into liquids and pint-sized doses. From preemies to preteens, we're experts at meeting the unique dosing needs of babies and kids of all ages.
- Your child's medications — managed. Just like your child, medications don't come in one-size-fits-all packages. That's why we've developed a medication therapy management service in our Medical Home clinics on each campus. Medical Home, a unique clinic within each of our general pediatric clinics, supports kids with complex medical needs who are at the highest risk for an adverse reaction from medications. In these clinics, one of our pharmacists will meet with you and your child, review your child's medications and come up with an individual treatment plan. We can even help you find the most cost-effective drugs.
- Stopping by? We're always open. When you visit one of our pharmacies located on our two hospital campuses, you'll get personal, professional service. One of our experienced pharmacists is always on hand to answer your questions, talk to you about how to give the medications and any side effects that your child may experience.