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Are Children’s Minnesota clinics open?

Last updated: August 7, 2020.

As the COVID-19 situation changes rapidly in Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota is evaluating and changing the operations of our primary and specialty clinics. While they are temporary changes, they will last until further notice.

Can I still bring my child in for well-child check-ups and care for common illnesses?

  • Yes. As of June 8, all types of care offered at our primary care clinics are considered essential care, based on new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That means children of all ages can receive both well-child check-ups and routine care for common illnesses. Call your clinic to make an appointment.
  • We urge you to keep your child current on immunizations and well-child check-ups, because they are crucial to the growth and development of children of all ages. In addition to in-clinic visits, vaccinations are available through Children’s Minnesota Drive-Up Care for children over the age of 2 who are due for critical immunizations. Drive-Up Care is available in Brooklyn Park, Hugo, Minneapolis, Rogers, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and West St. Paul. Call to make an appointment.
  • We understand that this is a stressful time, so Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics also have appointments available for urgent behavioral health needs.
  • In order to offer a safe space where families will feel comfortable receiving care, some clinics have set aside time where only patients who are feeling well may receive care. During these times, each patient will be screened for wellness prior to entering the clinic.
  • For the safety of patients, families, and staff members, we will ask additional wellness screening questions before well-child check-ups.

Where can I take my child if they are sick?

During this time when all parents are concerned about illnesses like COVID-19 (coronavirus), influenza (the flu) and the common cold, it is important to us to have a place where families can go when kids do not feel well.

If you believe that you or your child may have COVID-19 (coronavirus), we urge you to call your primary care clinic before coming in.

When bringing your child into the clinic we highly advise that only one parent or guardian accompany them. If possible, we ask that you do not bring your child’s siblings with to the appointment.

COVID-19 testing is now available.

COVID-19 testing is now available at some clinics for:

  • Symptomatic children. They can be swab tested for COVID-19 based on the provider’s recommendation at the office visit.
  • Children who have had symptoms previously. Symptoms must have resolved at least 14 days ago to be eligible for an antibody test (blood test). Schedule an in-person or virtual care visit with a provider first to confirm your child’s need for testing.

If your child is eligible for testing, call a clinic that offers COVID-19 testing () to schedule an appointment.

Can I walk-in for an ill visit without an appointment?

The following Children’s Minnesota clinics have walk-ins for ill visits. If you believe that you or your child may have COVID-19 (coronavirus), we urge you to call your primary care clinic before coming in. Walk-in care for urgent mental health care needs are available in Minneapolis.

Scheduled appointments must be made at all other primary care clinics.

What is my primary care clinic doing?

Some clinics have changed their operations, including their hours. See below to find out what your clinic is doing.

Clinics may also offer online virtual visits so you can receive care from the comfort of your home. When scheduling your appointment, ask if virtual care is available.

  • = Seeing well patients
  • = Seeing sick patients
  • = Walk-ins accepted
  • = Drive-up vaccines (by appointment)
  • = COVID-19 testing (by appointment)

Children’s Minnesota Hugo Clinic will reserve morning appointments for patients who are feeling well, and afternoon and evening appointments for patients who are sick.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

651-426-1141

Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis Clinic will continue to see children who are feeling well and kids who are sick.

Walk-in care is available for sick visits. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

612-813-6107

Children’s Minnesota St. Paul Clinic will see patients who are feeling well in the morning and patients who are feeling sick in the afternoon. Drive-up vaccines and scheduled care for urgent mental health care needs are available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Call:

651-220-6700

Children’s Minnesota West St. Paul Clinic will see patients who are feeling well and kids who are sick.

Walk-in care available for sick visits. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m

Call:

651-726-9500

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Burnsville Clinic will reserve weekday mornings (8-10:30 a.m.) for patients who are feeling sick. Weekday afternoons (11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) are for patients who are feeling well. Sunday hours are for children who are feeling sick.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-7 p.m. for well-child check-ups only.

Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Sunday, the clinic may close up to an hour early based on patients’ needs.

Call:

952-435-2450

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Edina Clinic sees patients who are feeling well from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. The clinic sees patients who are feeling sick from 2:45 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Saturdays are for patients who are feeling sick.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-7 p.m. for well-child check-ups only.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon
On Saturday, the clinic may close up to an hour early based on patients’ needs.

Call:

952-920-9191

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Shakopee Clinic sees patients who are feeling well from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. The clinic sees patients who are feeling sick from 2:45 to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-7 p.m. for well-child check-ups only.

Call:

952-445-6700

Partners in Pediatrics Brooklyn Park Clinic will only see patients who are feeling well.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

763-425-1211

Partners in Pediatrics Maple Grove Clinic will see patients who are feeling well and kids who are sick.

Walk-in care available for sick visits.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (well-child check-ups and sick care)

Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (sick care only)

Call:

763-559-2861

Partners in Pediatrics Plymouth Clinic will only see patients who are feeling well.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

763-520-1200

Partners in Pediatrics Rogers Clinic will only see patients who are feeling well.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

763-428-1920

Partners in Pediatrics St. Louis Park Clinic will see patients who are feeling well.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment. Drive-up vaccines are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

952-930-8400

Children’s Minnesota specialty care clinic updates

Some specialty care clinics at Children’s Minnesota have changed their operations or have temporarily closed in order to keep our patients and their families safe. See the changes below. Online telehealth, or virtual care, may be available for some types of appointments at all of our specialty care clinics. Ask as you are scheduling your visit.

Behavioral health’s psychiatry department is open for virtual outpatient services. We are available to respond to all questions or requests for medication refills. Please call the clinic if you have questions.

We are open for new consultations and ongoing follow up in our outpatient clinic. Please call (651) 220-6894 to schedule a follow up visits or new patient inquiries.

Behavioral health’s psychological services in both Minneapolis and St. Paul are currently open for virtual visits through our telehealth platform. You can do the following:

  • Continue follow-up visits with your current therapist via telehealth
  • Schedule new therapy appointments via telehealth
  • Preschool autism screenings via telehealth
  • Telehealth consultation for online school problems, ADHD, executive dysfunction, and kids who have IEPs

Consult with us about:

  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) anxiety
  • Helping parents homeschool / online learning
  • Preschool autism screening
  • Special challenges of being homebound and online learning for children with special needs
  • Parent problem-solving
  • How to manage challenging behaviors
  • How to talk with your child about what is going on in the world around us.

We also continue to schedule future appointments for assessment services through our Intake Specialists. Please call (651) 220-6724 for new patient inquiries and (612) 813-6375 or (651) 220-6720 to schedule follow-up appointments.

The Cancer and Blood Disorders clinic is evaluating all non-urgent in-person clinic visits, including comprehensive clinic visits. Our scheduler will contact you to discuss/notify of any appointment changes or if a virtual care visit is appropriate or necessary.

The Children’s Heart Clinic has centralized in-person, essential visits to our Minneapolis and St. Paul locations and is offering virtual care visits for patients. The Brainerd, Burnsville, Duluth, Fargo, Grand Forks, Mankato, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Woodbury locations have temporarily closed

The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics department is open for virtual outpatient services. We are available to respond to all questions or requests for medication refills. Please call the clinic if you have questions.

We are open for new consultations and ongoing follow-ups in our outpatient clinic. Please call (612) 813-6300 to schedule follow-up visits or new patient inquiries.

Children’s Minnesota will continue to see diabetes and endocrinology patients at our clinics in Maple Grove, Minnetonka, St. Paul and Woodbury. The Minneapolis clinic is closed to patients.

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinics are seeing patients at all locations: Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Paul and Woodbury. Some types of appointments may be available through virtual care.

The Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders is open for virtual outpatient services and inpatient eating disorder care. We continue to offer medical stabilization for patients with eating disorders on our inpatient unit at Children’s Minnesota Hospital – St. Paul. Patients will continue to meet with our eating disorder specialists and work through individualized treatment plans. However, we have eliminated group programming to reduce exposure and infection risk with COVID-19. Of note, Children’s Minnesota has increased its age for admission to 25 years old and under for the time being.

In addition to our inpatient services, we are still open for new assessments and ongoing therapy in our outpatient clinic. Please call (612) 813-7573 for new patient inquiries, and (612) 813-7179 to schedule follow-up appointments.

All genomic medicine visits are virtual care visits as of March 23, 2020. Visits that require in-person care will be assessed by our providers and scheduled  as needed.

We continue to see gynecology patients at our Maple Grove, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Woodbury clinics. The Minnetonka clinic is closed to patients. Some types of visits may be available through virtual care.

All immunology visits will be virtual care visits as of March 23, 2020. Visits that require in-person care will be assessed by our providers and scheduled in Minneapolis.

All infectious disease visits are virtual care visits as of March 23, 2020. Visits that require in-person care will be assessed by our providers and scheduled as needed.

Beginning March 23, 2020, all integrative medicine visits will be virtual care visits. Please call 612-813-7888 to schedule an appointment.

Children’s Minnesota is seeing a limited number of nephrology patients at our Minneapolis clinic. Some types of visits may be available through virtual care.

The neurology program is now offering virtual care visits, but will offer in-person, essential visits as necessary.

All orthopedics appointments will be scheduled at our Minneapolis clinic. The St. Paul clinic is closed to patients. Some types of visits may be available through virtual care.

Beginning March 23, visits with the pain program will be virtual care visits. Please call 612-813-7888 to make an appointment.

Beginning March 23, visits with the palliative care and hospice program will be virtual care. Please call 612-813-7888 to make an appointment.

Rehabilitation services are available at both hospital campuses (Minneapolis and St. Paul) and all outpatient rehab clinics (Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Roseville and Woodbury). Both in-person and virtual care visits are being scheduled.

Surgery updates

Some surgeries are being scheduled at Children’s Minnesota Surgery Centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Children’s Minnesota Surgery and Specialty Center in Minnetonka continues to be temporarily closed.

Children scheduled for surgery should get a COVID-19 test within three days of surgery. The test helps decide the best timing for your child’s care. If your child does not get tested for COVID-19, the surgery could be delayed.

From everyone at Children’s Minnesota, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this rapidly evolving situation.

Kaitlyn Kamleiter