We’re bringing pediatric specialty care from nationally recognized experts to a convenient location in Woodbury.
On Aug. 29, University of Minnesota Health Pediatric Specialty Clinic moved from St. Paul to a new home at 9680 Tamarack Road in Woodbury. Our new clinic location allows us to better serve the healthcare needs of infants, children, teens and young adults across a wide range of pediatric specialties, including:
The same providers who see patients at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital will administer care at the Woodbury clinic. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report’s national “Best Children’s Hospital” list ranked Masonic Children’s Hospital in four medical specialties—more than any other children’s hospital in the Twin Cities.
“The trip to Minneapolis can be difficult for families, so we decided to bring our experts to Woodbury,” said Clinic Manager Shannon Lenzen. “We wish to make an investment in the community. We’re here because we want to make a difference for families in the east metro and in western Wisconsin.”
The roughly 6,000-square-foot clinic is conveniently designed with plenty of free parking for patients and families. The clinic also includes a dedicated Rehabilitation Therapy (Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy) space for kids that features a climbing wall, zip line and a multi-purpose room for working with children experiencing feeding challenges.
Patients will have access to multiple specialists in a single visit, according to Lenzen and University of Minnesota Health Director of Operations Beth Andrews. For example, a patient visiting a weight management expert may also wish to schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist on the same day.
“Parents whose children need complex care won’t have to go to multiple appointments at various clinics,” Andrews said. “We deliver it all in a cohesive manner at a single location.”
The clinic will offer a variety of services, including neuro-psychological assessments for children who may struggle with learning, developmental milestones or behavior. The clinic also has a multi-purpose room to help those with feeding and speech issues and an expansive array of testing, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including renal and cardiac ultrasound, a dedicated procedure room, electroencephalography (EEG) and a dermatologic laser for skin procedures.
A dedicated Child-Family Life Specialist will be available at the clinic to help reduce anxiety for children and help coach them through medical procedures.
“We pride ourselves on delivering family-centered care that recognizes the uniqueness of every child and the strength of families,” Andrews said.
A referral from a primary care physician is not necessary in order to schedule an appointment, though referrals are welcome.