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Are Children’s Minnesota clinics open?

Last updated: April 3, 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 a well-child check-up?

  • Yes. Well-child check-ups are essential to the growth and development of children of all ages. But at this time, we are prioritizing well-child check-ups for children ages 2 and younger, which is when children receive the most critical vaccinations.
  • While we are prioritizing well-child check-ups for babies and toddlers, we continue to provide care for older children. We have set up a new drive-up vaccine service for children over the age of 2 who are due for critical immunizations. Drive-up vaccines are available in Brooklyn Park, Hugo, Minneapolis, Rogers, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and West St. Paul. Call your clinic 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.

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.

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.

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

What is my primary care clinic doing?

Some clinics will change their operations, including their hours. See below to find out what your clinic is doing:

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.

Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis Clinic will continue to see children 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children’s Minnesota St. Paul 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children’s Minnesota West St. Paul Clinic will see patients who are feeling well in the morning and patients who are feeling sick in the afternoon. Saturday hours are for patients who are sick.

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

Hours:

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

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Burnsville Clinic will reserve weekdays 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.

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

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Edina Clinic will only see patients who are feeling sick.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

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

Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Shakopee Clinic will only see patients who are feeling sick.

No walk-in care, please make an appointment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Partners in Pediatrics Maple Grove Clinic will only see patients who are sick.

Walk-in care available for sick visits.

Hours:

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

Saturday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Partners in Pediatrics St. Louis Park (Calhoun) 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.

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.

All behavioral health visits will be telehealth visits as of March 23, 2020. Visits that require in-person care, such as new patient visits and assessment, will be postponed.

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

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

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinics will continue to see patients at the St. Paul and Minneapolis ENT clinics. The Woodbury and Minnetonka clinics are now closed to patients.

All genomic medicine visits have been converted to telehealth visits as of March 23, 2020. Visits that require in-person care will be assessed by our providers and scheduled in Minneapolis.

We will continue to see gynecology patients at our Minneapolis and St. Paul clinics. The Woodbury, Minnetonka and Maple Grove clinics are closed to patients.

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

Children’s Minnesota will no longer see nephrology patients at our Minneapolis clinic.

The neurology program is now offering telehealth 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.

Rehabilitation services will be consolidated to Children’s Minnesota’s two hospital campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The outpatient rehab clinics in Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Roseville and Woodbury will be closed to patients.

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

Kaitlyn Kamleiter