Our team provides essential care for your child, such as:
Since our primary care clinics are part of one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, we also have an extensive range of experts and resources across 7 rehab sites, 9 specialty care centers and 2 hospitals with 24/7 emergency rooms to treat even the most complicated illnesses and injuries.
COVID-19 testing is an option at any of our nine Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics for all children – with or without symptoms. An appointment with a provider is required. Availability for COVID-19 testing, and the time it takes to get results, may vary. Call your preferred clinic to schedule. Walk-in COVID-19 testing (with a provider visit) is available at select clinics.
If you are looking for testing without a visit with a provider, there are many options available – you can visit your local retail pharmacy or find a local COVID-19 testing site through the Minnesota Department of Health.
What makes us special?
Your family’s total health is our top priority, and that means going above and beyond the recommended standards of health care for children.
As your partner in parenting, we maximize your child’s health, comfort and safety by providing helpful tools and resources that improve the well-being of the entire family. About our mission to provide amazing care for amazing kids »
Here are just a few programs and initiatives that make the care at Children’s Minnesota special:
Caring for your child’s total health — mind, body and spirit — is just one way Children’s Minnesota clinics stand out. Our integrated behavioral health program allows your child to receive behavioral health care, right at their primary care clinic.
Helping parents manage common child behaviors
From tantrums and anxiety to sibling conflict, Behavior Checker® is a helpful online parenting tool that gives you healthy ways to solve common behaviors.
Preventing and treating pain
We do everything possible to take the fear and discomfort out of needle procedures. Our Children’s Comfort Promise includes four steps that make needles less scary for kids of all ages.
Giving little ones the strongest start possible
Did you know 80 percent of a child’s brain is developed before the age of 3? We’ve teamed up with the Little Moments Count program to offer tools like parent-powered texts with tips and activities customized for your child’s specific age.
Encouraging an early love of reading
Children’s Minnesota participates in the national Reach Out and Read® program, which enables our clinics to provide kids with a free, age-appropriate book at every well-child check-up from six months through five years. Gigi Chawla, MD, of Children’s Minnesota, is the medical director for Reach Out and Read Minnesota.
We know parenting is a job that never stops. That’s why we’re committed to making your life easier by also providing convenient services such as:
Convenient appointment options
When your child is ill, you don’t want to wait to see a health care provider. That’s why we offer:
- Same-day appointments: All nine primary care clinics offer same-day appointments for sick children.
- Walk-in care: Some clinics offer walk-in care for minor illnesses. No appointment needed! Walk-in locations »
- Weekend and evening hours: Many clinics offer care beyond regular business hours.
- Online scheduling: Make an appointment online from your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
- Virtual care: All our clinics offer virtual care visits so you can video conference with your care team from the
comfort of home. Virtual care information »
- 24/7 nurse line: Talk with a triage nurse any time of the day or night by calling your clinic. Triage nurses can help
you decide if your child should see a doctor or receive care at home.