A child-centered response to child abuse

The Mayo Center for Safe and Healthy Children and Adolescents offers a safe environment where child abuse allegations can be quickly evaluated and victims helped. Its goal is to put the needs of the child first.

It serves children anywhere in Southeastern Minnesota and in locations served by the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about the center.

Center location

2720 N. Broadway
Rochester, MN
Hours: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Professionals: After hours, call the Mayo Clinic operator at 507-284-2511. Ask to be connected to the on-call provider for the Mayo Center for Safe and Healthy Children and Adolescents.


Seeking help

Families and children are usually referred to the center by law enforcement or child protective services.

But anyone can call for advice about a possible child abuse situation.

Frequent questions

Some questions and answers about what happens at the center and how to prepare your child.

Child abuse facts and resources

Learn more about the problem of child abuse, including numbers to call to report abuse. See resources.

Children's advocacy centers

Mayo's center is one of over 700 children's advocacy centers in the United States. National Children's Alliance is the national accrediting body for the centers.

Video: Our team approach

Tour of the Child Advocacy Center