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Walk-in Ready Care

We know that illnesses and injuries can come up quickly. For your convenience, we offer walk-in care for those unexpected needs at eight of our clinics. For simple illness and injury, no appointment is needed! An alternative to walk-in care is same-day appointments for urgent needs; same-day appointments are available at all 12 of our primary care clinics.

Walk-in care locations

Walk-in care is offered at the following Children’s Minnesota locations. Please note that walk-in care is called Ready Care at our Partner in Pediatrics Clinics.

Busiest times for walk-in care are 8-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.


When to use Ready Care

Consider using walk-in if your child has a symptom listed below that started recently and is of a non-severe nature such as:

  • Common cough or cold
  • Fever (child older than three months)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Pink eye
  • Cuts and minor injuries


  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing, acute asthma
  • Possible urinary tract infection
  • Sinus infection

When to make an appointment instead

Note that not all visits are appropriate for walk-in care. If your child needs a well child exam, has ongoing symptoms, or special health care needs, please call for an appointment so we can schedule an appropriate amount of time to address those needs. New patients can use walk-in care at most of our clinics; Minneapolis and St. Paul clinics offer walk-in care to established patients only.

If you have any questions about walk-in care or would like our help in determining the best appointment type for your child, please call the clinic.