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Children’s Minnesota clinics are open for appointments

Last updated: November 29, 2021.

Important update on walk-in care

We are currently limiting the number of walk-in appointments. If you do not have a scheduled appointment, you may not be able to get in today or wait times could be long. Due to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, we are seeing more patients than usual. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Make an appointment at a primary care clinic

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

COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing is an option at any of our nine Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics for all children – with or without symptoms. An appointment with a provider is required. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. Call your preferred clinic to schedule. Walk-in COVID-19 testing (with a provider visit) is available at select clinics.

If you are looking for testing without a visit with a provider, there are many options available – you can visit your local retail pharmacy or find a local COVID-19 testing site through the Minnesota Department of Health.

COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older. Learn more and find out how to schedule your child’s vaccination.

Virtual visits

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.

Visitor guidelines

We recommend bringing only the people who need to be at your child’s primary care or specialty clinic visit. Masks are required for all people over the age of 5. Find out more here.

Primary care clinic hours and information

  • = Walk-ins accepted
  • = COVID-19 testing (by appointment)

No walk-in care is available at Children’s Minnesota Hugo Clinic; please make an appointment. At Children’s Minnesota Hugo Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. A visit with a provider is required. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call:

651-426-1141

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. A visit with a provider is required. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (by appointment only, no walk-in care)

Call:

612-813-6107

Or schedule online.

At Children’s Minnesota St. Paul Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. A visit with a provider is required. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Care for urgent mental health care needs are available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours (by appointment only):

  • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call:

651-220-6700

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Children’s Minnesota West St. Paul Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-in care ends at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in care ends at 4 p.m.

Call:

651-726-9500

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in Ready Care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Partners in Pediatrics Brooklyn Park Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call:

763-425-1211

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in Ready Care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Partners in Pediatrics Maple Grove Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (walk-in sick care only)

Call:

763-559-2861

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in Ready Care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Partners in Pediatrics Plymouth Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call:

763-520-1200

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in Ready Care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Partners in Pediatrics Rogers Clinic COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call:

763-428-1920

Or schedule online.

Important update on walk-in Ready Care:

Currently, walk-in care may be limited or have long wait times due to higher patient demand.

COVID-19 tests:

At Partners in Pediatrics St. Louis Park Clinic, COVID-19 testing is an option for all kids – with or without symptoms, including for travel-related requests. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. A visit with a provider is required. Walk-in care is available for sick visits, which may include a COVID-19 test. Well-child check-ups, visits for focused concerns, and sick visits are available by appointment.

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call:

952-930-8400

Or schedule online.

Children’s Minnesota specialty care clinic updates

Some specialty care clinics at Children’s Minnesota have changed their operations 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.

All Children’s Heart Clinic locations are open for in-person visits. Virtual care visits are available on a case by case basis.

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.

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.
  • We understand that this is a stressful time, so Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics also have appointments available for urgent behavioral health needs.
  • 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?

It is important 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.

Please only bring the people who need to be at your child’s clinic visit. Masks are required for all people over age 5. Learn more.

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

The following Children’s Minnesota clinics have walk-ins for COVID-19 testing, injury and illness. A visit with a provider is required for COVID-19 testing. Masks continue to be required in the clinic for everyone age 5 and up.

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

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

Kaitlyn Kamleiter