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We treat children with a vast array of serious medical conditions, but our focus is entirely on helping kids feel better. Our services are available for all infants, children and adolescents who are facing serious illness, no matter the cause.

Palliative Care & Hospice Program

The palliative care team at Children’s Minnesota provides holistic care for pediatric patients with life-limiting diseases and adds an extra layer of support to the care of children with serious illness and their families. We work to make sure children and teens with serious disease have the best treatment for pain and distressing symptoms, as well as support for coping with the stress of the illness. In addition, the team helps families when they are faced with making difficult choices on their journey with their children. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family so everyone can live as well as possible while facing serious illness.

What to expect

Keeping pain away in every area of care

Meet the Team

Just call us the pain experts

Outcomes and Research

Finding the best ways to control pain

Conditions and Services

Where does it hurt?

Pain Program

Few things are more heartbreaking than seeing your child in pain. That’s why, at Children’s Minnesota, we have a program, and a philosophy, that’s dedicated to keeping kids as pain-free as possible, whether during a hospital stay, an emergency room visit or recurrent pain like headaches. The interdisciplinary pain program is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S., combining drug and integrative (non-drug therapies), to ease pain in babies, children and teens.

What to expect

As the longest-running pediatric clinical integrative medicine program in North America, the integrative medicine program is truly unique. We're dedicated to helping kids heal using every tool at our disposal. Here's how your family might meet us:

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. You need all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Integrative Medicine