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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 services in the south metro area.

You’ll be able to find the Children’s Minnesota care you trust in the south metro at 18432 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN, conveniently located right off of interstate 35 near the Lakeville Super Target.

The Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville is now open and offers rehabilitation services. In the following months, behavioral health services will also be available. Our mobile clinic will also offer primary care services in Lakeville in mid-2021.

“This expansion is part of our long-term vision of making health care more accessible and convenient for children and families,” said Trevor Sawallish, senior vice president, clinical operations and chief operating officer. “Lakeville is one of the fast-growing cities in Minnesota, and this a great opportunity for Children’s Minnesota to expand our footprint to help even more families get the care they need when they need it.”

New Children's Minnesota clinic in 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 the coming months, our Lakeville location will offer 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.

“Improving access to intensive outpatient mental health services could not come at a more important time,” said Hilary Carruthers, director of primary care and 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.”

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

Kaitlyn Kamleiter