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7 ways Children’s Minnesota’s Spina Bifida Clinic provides remarkable care

One-on-one care and attention

There will be one physician working with your child. This physician will coordinate with other specialists when needed.

24/7 365 days a year access

One phone number puts you in touch with our team, so no more phone tag or getting lost in a large triage pool. Call us at 952-260-5531 to contact the spina bifida team.

Kids first

Children’s Minnesota is the only standalone pediatric health care system in the state. Our focus is only on kids, and we know them best! Our hospitals and clinics are focused on making your child feel comfortable and safe, and our care teams are specially trained in pediatrics.

Baby Odin

Multidisciplinary approach

We know that you may have a lot of specialists involved with the care of your child, and it can be overwhelming to schedule and coordinate all of the visits. Our focus on care coordination across the many specialists will streamline your care and reduce your scheduling burden.


We operate out of the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center in Minneapolis and will work with your current providers for your visits.


We have launched a telemedicine program to better serve our patients and families. This allows us to do some of your visits remotely and better serve the spina bifida community.

Listen, really listen

One of our core values at Children’s Minnesota is “listen, really listen,” and we are invested in making sure families are heard.

About Children’s Minnesota Spina Bifida Clinic

The Children’s Minnesota Spina Bifida Clinic brings together several specialty services to meet the complex needs of patients with spina bifida. The multidisciplinary clinic provides care to patients from across the upper Midwest from infancy through young adulthood.

Children with spina bifida have complex health needs impacting many body systems. To provide the best outcome for each child, we bring together specialists from Children’s Minnesota and the surrounding community to provide care in a collaborative, team approach.

Learn more about the program here.

Kaitlyn Kamleiter