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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.

Our Commitment to Racial Justice and the Community.

On behalf of the Pediatrics Department

We know Black and Brown people's voices calling for equity in health and health care have not been heard. The babies, children, teens and the families that we care for at Hennepin Healthcare are beautiful, intelligent and capable people with immeasurable worth.

Our commitment to the community is to move forward in a more visible and action-packed way. We promise to look at racism in our own department and work to dismantle it so our patients receive care that is uniquely tailored to their physical, mental and emotional health needs. We resolve to fight against systemic racism in this country.

We are OPEN for appointments

We are open for appointments and seeing children to treat their illnesses and to keep them healthy today and every day. Extra steps are being taken to make sure you and your children are safe when you come in for a visit.

Here are some of the things we are doing to ensure everyone’s safety:

temperature checkAll patients and staff are screened before entering our clinics and hospital. Anyone with a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, should talk with our nurses before coming in for an appointment, so we can direct you to the best site for your care. 

one hand gestureWe ask that each child come to our clinic with only one parent, and that all other family members stay at home when possible or wait in their cars (please do not leave any children unattended). This decreases infection risk to others.

girl wearing maskFor the safety of everyone, all patients, visitors and staff on our campus and in our clinics need to wear a mask. All clinic staff will be wearing face masks and eye shields. Please let your child know that they might not be able to see it, but we are all still smiling at them beneath our masks! To keep our staff safe, we ask you and children over 2 years to wear masks, too. We will provide masks for you if you do not have one to bring from home.

social distancingOur waiting rooms are now set up so that everyone can be at least 6 feet apart, the CDC recommended guidance whenever possible. After registering at the desk, it is our goal to bring you and your child into an exam room as quickly as possible.

hand washingAll patients and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. For our staff, it is required.

We are cleaning all clinic spaces with even greater frequency than usual. Every exam room and all equipment is disinfected between each patient.

Children with fever and respiratory illnesses are seen by our pediatricians and pediatric nurses in a special and separate clinic. Adults who may have the same symptoms can also be seen at the same separate clinic location. In our regular pediatric clinic, we separate areas for children being seen for ill visits (like headache, upset stomach, etc) and well visits.  Call ahead if you have questions, so we make sure to guide you to the right spot!

For some appointments, we now offer phone or video visits. If you are interested in this, please call us to see if this is right for your child or teen. Our staff can help set you up for video visits, and our interpreters are available to help with visits. We have heard from our patients that these visits can be fun and very useful. 

Pediatric Clinic

Clinic & Specialty Center

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

Appointments: 612-873-6963

Clinic hours:
8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday

8 am - 4 pm Friday

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

boy getting a flu shot in clinic

Flu shots now available! We can also give flu shots to the adult coming in with your child - in the same visit! Schedule an appointment today. Call 612-873-6963 and ask for a flu shot for both you and your child.

We are here for your family

We know parents and caregivers are really scared. But providers are still here, ready to help you care for your child. 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.

In the clinic

Even though families are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19​, there are still important reasons why you may need to bring your child into the clinic, including for:

  • 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 immediately. ​

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.​

Emergencies

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.

Most of all, do not avoid calling your pediatrician or worry that a trip to the clinic or hospital will put you or your child at higher risk for COVID-19. Doctor's offices and emergency departments are still seeing and treating patients and are following all recommended steps to keep patients and families safe.

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

Services

  • 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

HPV vaccine prevents cancer

Don't wait, vaccinate

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus infection that will infect most people at some point in their lives. Some HPV infections can cause cancer - like cancer of the cervix, neck or the throat. The HPV vaccine can prevent over 90% of these cancers. HPV vaccine is cancer prevention!

We recommend starting at age 9 or 10 with the first dose and the second dose 6-12 months later.  The vaccine is most effective when given at younger ages. Both girls AND boys should receive the vaccine to prevent HPV infection and related cancers.

Talk to your child’s health care provider about getting the HPV vaccination.

Learn more about the vaccine and the importance of HPV vaccination:

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. 

Pediatrics 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. 

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Designed to promote health and resilience in children and families.

The Children's Hospital at HCMC

Child-friendly inpatient area with pediatric expertise. 

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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