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Pediatric Clinic

Pediatric providers see patients from birth into early adulthood. We make sure children achieve optimal health and stay healthy. Our care includes preventive health checkups required by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and evaluation, care and management of acute and chronic conditions.

We are here for your family

If your child is sick or injured, or struggling emotionally, pick up the phone and call your pediatrician. We are working hard to make sure we can care for your child, while still keeping everyone safe.

Pediatric Clinic

Clinic & Specialty Center

715 South 8th Street, Level 3
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Appointments: 612-873-6963

Clinic hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Th

8:00 am - 4:00 pm F

Same-day appointments available, call 612-873-6963

In the clinic

There are important reasons to bring your child into the clinic, including:

  • Newborn visits after a baby is born.
  • Staying up-to-date on immunizations.
  • Hearing and vision screenings.
  • Monitoring growth, blood pressure, and other vital signs.
  • Following up on test results, such as for anemia.
  • Checking on developmental milestones.
  • Treating infections or injuries.
  • Adolescent health concerns, such as menstrual care and depression screening.
What to do if your child is sick

If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, or you are concerned about your child's symptoms, call your pediatrician. ​

Sometimes it's hard to tell how sick your child is. Luckily, a trip to the hospital is usually not needed for a simple cold or cough, mild diarrhea, constipation, temper tantrums, or sleep problems. Call your pediatrician for any concerns you may have about your child's health.​

Same-day, next-day, and asymptomatic COVID screening appointments are available for your child. Call to make an appointment at 612-873-6963. You can also reach a live nurse with the same phone number.


If you feel you need to call 911, trust your instincts and call.

Otherwise, it's generally a good idea to check in with your pediatrician first. Sometimes they can help over the phone or will help coordinate other kinds of care for your child without going to the hospital.

See the article, When to Call Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for more information about what to do in an emergency.

COVID-19 resources

How can you protect yourself and children from COVID-19?

In addition to basic health and hygiene practices like washing your hands, you can:

  • Stay up to date and get your COVID-19 vaccines
  • Improve ventilation, avoid crowds, give space
  • Get tested for COVID-19 for symptoms or exposure, using either at-home tests or at your clinic
  • Wear a mask when indoors around others (including inside your home) for 10 days, test, and monitor for symptoms if you have been exposed
  • Stay home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Seek treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
  • Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Order free FDA-authorized COVID-19 tests

You can order free at-home tests with the US Department of Health and Human Services (limit 8) or from the Minnesota Department of Health (4 tests per month while supplies last).

COVID-19 vaccines for children

  • CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax, to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Which children are at highest risk?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), unvaccinated children seem to be at higher risk for getting severely ill with COVID-19. Some children with special health care needs also may be at higher risk, including those with chronic medical conditions such as:

  • Obesity
  • Conditions that weaken the immune system
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart disease or congenital heart conditions
  • Lung disease (including asthma)
  • Diabetes
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Complex medical conditions, including some that require breathing or feeding tubes, or home ventilators.

If you are concerned about your child's symptoms, call your provider!


  • Primary care and wellness
  • Vaccination schedules
  • Asthma, lung or breathing problems / Pulmonology
  • Cardiology: heart conditions
  • Craniofacial/plastic surgery
  • Child abuse/maltreatment
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental / behavioral or mental health problems
  • Gender and Sexual Health (LGBTQ)
  • Growth and nutrition: growth, overweight and underweight problems
  • Infectious disease and travel
  • Lactation: breastfeeding
  • Medicine: complicated infections or for those traveling to other countries
  • Neurology
  • NICU follow-up clinic which addresses the need of premature babies as they grow
  • Pediatric Brain Injury Program
  • Sleep
  • Surgery
  • Urology
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Pediatric Mobile Health Clinic

Our Pediatric Mobile Health team provides pediatric healthcare to families who are hesitant and/or unable to come to our clinics or hospital. We meet families where they are. Families receive care in a mobile unit, outside their home.

Safe Infant Sleep and SIDS Prevention

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Here at Hennepin Healthcare, we teach, practice, and model safe sleep for infants and their families. Learn more about safe sleep and the simple steps you can take at home to create a safe sleep environment for your baby and to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS.

Patients in Transition

Change can be hard, but those with disabilities can face greater challenges. 

Pediatric Gender and Sexual Health

Gender and sexual health concerns are not just for adults. 

Pediatric Growth and Nutrition

Promoting good nutrition, optimal growth and healthy lifestyles.

Pediatric Brain Injury Program

Over 4,000 children and adolescents have been helped by our program. 

Skills-Building for Youth

A therapy-based program designed to help youth dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression. 

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Designed to promote health and resilience in children and families.

Child Life Program

Child Life Specialists help pediatric patients and families develop positive coping skills.

The Children's Hospital at HCMC

Child-friendly inpatient area with pediatric expertise.