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Now open: Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville

Families often travel from near and far to access the unique care and services available at Children’s Minnesota. Our goal is to help families get the care they need close to home. To help make this happen, Children’s Minnesota has opened a new specialty center offering rehabilitation, heart care and behavioral health services in the south metro area.

You can find the Children’s Minnesota care you trust in the south metro at 18432 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, conveniently located right off of Interstate 35 near the Lakeville Super Target.

This expansion is part of a long-term vision of making health care more accessible and convenient for children and families. Lakeville is one of the fast-growing cities in Minnesota, and this an opportunity for Children’s Minnesota to expand its footprint to help even more families get the care they need when they need it.

Aerial view of the front entrance of the Children's Minnesota Specialty Center Lakeville

What care is available in Lakeville?

Outpatient rehabilitation services

The Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville includes services in occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy and speech therapy.

“We’re excited to bring our outpatient rehab services to a new region of the Twin Cities,” said Paula Anderson, director of rehabilitation. “Our new specialty center in Lakeville will provide south metro families with a more convenient option for their care so we can provide care for even more children who need our services.”

Behavioral health services

In June 2021, the Lakeville location began offering an adolescent partial hospitalization program designed to meet the needs of each individual child. Patients will have hours of therapy each day, but will return home with their families each night. The program is designed for children ages 12 to 18.

“Improving access to intensive outpatient mental health services could not come at a more important time,” said Jamie Winter, director of behavioral health. “While the prevalence of adolescent and child mental health disorders have been on the rise for some time, including alarming rates of suicidality nationally and here in our community, the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the need for timely mental health treatment with a more acutely ill and complex population anticipated. We look forward to bringing behavioral health offerings to the south metro, which currently lacks important mental health care for children.”

To learn more about our adolescent partial hospitalization program or to learn about enrolling your child, call 952-992-6750.

Heart care

The Children’s Heart Clinic offers Monday appointments in Lakeville. Services offered by our pediatric cardiologists include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the infant, child, young adult and adult.
  • Outpatient testing including EKGs and echocardiography.
  • Consultations and follow-up appointments.

Take a virtual tour of the clinic

We’re so excited to bring our newest clinic to Lakeville. Check back here for updates.

Kaitlyn Kamleiter