Around here, children come first

Whether you’re visiting one of our clinics, having a virtual care visit at home or your child is receiving care at our hospital, everything we do, every decision we make, is for the most amazing people on earth.

Because kids (and their families) feel more comfortable if they know what to expect, we’ve put together the following information to help you and your child prepare for every step of your visit to Children’s Minnesota — from getting here to going home.

Preparing for a virtual care visit

Some types of appointments are available online. The virtual care page explains how to get ready for a virtual care visit.

Getting to Children’s Minnesota

Understanding which location you need and how to get there are important steps in preparing for your visit.

Preparing for your visit

Going to the doctor can be scary, whether it’s for a routine immunization or a complex procedure. To make your experience with us as stress-free as possible, we’ve outlined a few tips to get you and your child ready for a visit, including:

You can also learn more about Children’s Minnesota Comfort Promise, our initiative to improve patient comfort by finding ways to prevent and treat pain.

While you are here

When you’re at any Children’s Minnesota location, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. As a result, we’ve developed a wide range of services to make visits easier for families and patients. Learn about:

Hospital visitor guidelines

For the protection of all patients, do not visit the hospital if you are ill. Everyone will be screened for illness (including fever and cough) at the Welcome Desk before they can visit a patient. Parents or their designated substitute may visit at any time. See our complete list of hospital visiting guidelines.

After your visit

We know that the impact of your care extends far beyond your time in our hospitals and clinics. Find out more about:

Find by location

Hours, maps, and directions, plus team members and specialty services at each Children’s Minnesota location.



We care about your child’s health and well-being. Children’s Minnesota offers a breadth of services to get the health care your child needs.