At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, more than 260 physicians with pediatric specialty expertise offer integrated care in over 70 specialty programs and clinics to children and adolescents from all 50 states and more than 70 countries each year.

Outstanding quality of care

Our highly skilled pediatric specialists are known for outstanding quality of care and vast experience in treating children with all types of diseases and disorders, including complex and rare diseases.

  • Top regional ranking. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
  • National excellence. Mayo Clinic Children's Center is nationally ranked by U.S. News in most pediatric specialties that are evaluated. This means that our Children's Center provides excellent care for the sickest and most complex patients.
  • Nursing excellence. Mayo Clinic's Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes nursing excellence, a commitment to quality patient care and innovations in nursing practice. ANCC's Magnet designation is the highest international recognition that a health care organization can achieve.
  • Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The American College of Surgeons verifies that Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital has a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, providing the highest level of surgical care to children with serious injuries and significantly increasing the chances of survival.
  • Level 1 Children's Surgery Center. Mayo Clinic Children's Center is a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center, the highest verification awarded by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This recognizes the surgical excellence of our multispecialty teams — including surgeons, anesthesiologists, physicians, nurses and more — who meet or exceed ACS criteria for quality of care for newborns, babies, children and teenage surgical patients.

Many of our pediatric experts hold leadership positions on national specialty boards, in national academies and professional societies, and on editorial boards of peer-reviewed publications.

See Quality and Safety to learn more about our outstanding quality of care.

Team approach, tailored to your child's needs

The needs of our patients come first. Pediatric experts at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center focus on one child and family at a time. Working as a team, medical professionals from various specialties collaborate with each other and then communicate with you to set goals and develop a customized evaluation and treatment plan for your child.

We treat each child and family with warmth, compassion and respect. We view you and your child as a key part of our comprehensive team, offering individualized care.

Team approach tailored to your child's needs.

Advanced technology and innovative treatments

Our pediatric experts use state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques and the latest technology. Physicians and scientists at the Children's Research Center at Mayo Clinic are at the forefront of research, including groundbreaking clinical trials that lead to innovative therapies and the best care models to improve healthcare for newborns, children and teenagers.

Comprehensive children's hospital and outpatient services

In Mayo's family-friendly environment, pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic Children's Hospital work as a team to meet your child's needs, as an inpatient or outpatient. As a Magnet hospital recognized for nursing excellence, our children are cared for by dedicated pediatric nurses.

In our Child Life Program, certified child life specialists provide personalized, age-appropriate support to children and families during medical experiences. We also offer medical transport services, critical care response teams, pediatric pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, family advisors, spiritual care and many more pediatric services.

Comprehensive children's hospital and outpatient services.

All the advantages of Mayo Clinic

World famous Mayo Clinic expertise, cutting-edge technology, quality, safety and appointment efficiency allow us to provide care that you can trust. Mayo Clinic offers a continuum of care throughout every stage of life, from infancy to childhood and the teenage years to adulthood.

When needed and when the time is right, pediatric and adult experts work together to provide the best expertise and smooth transition of care.


  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543) toll-free

Congratulations to Our Top Doctors!

A total of 119 Children's Center pediatric physicians were named Top Doctors by their peers for Minnesota Monthly Magazine in 2023. These highly skilled experts are included in more than 50 pediatric specialties in the yearly survey.

Our team approach means that these doctors work together to give your child the best possible care. Thank you to our outstanding doctors for all you do for kids!