Cerebral palsy care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic neurologists, pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists as well as other health care professionals work together to diagnose and treat children and adults with cerebral palsy.

Health care professionals collaborate with therapists, nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, and others trained to help people overcome limitations and make the most of their capabilities.

Coordinated care

To ensure the best possible health and development outcome, a child with cerebral palsy is likely to need coordinated care by health care professionals in various specialties during the growing years. Learn more about how Mayo Clinic cares for children with cerebral palsy at the Children's Center. As your child grows to adulthood, Mayo Clinic can provide a smooth transition from pediatric care to coordinated medical care with adult health care professionals.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic experts use the most current imaging tests to accurately diagnose cerebral palsy. Tests might include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cranial ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), electroencephalogram (EEG) and others.

Your child has access to the latest medical treatments and technology, along with groundbreaking clinical trials, in a caring, patient-centered environment.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic health care professionals evaluate and treat more than 750 children and adults with cerebral palsy each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. 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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

Learn more about the Children's Center.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Sept. 28, 2023