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.
Doctors 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.
To ensure the best possible health and development outcome, a child with cerebral palsy is likely to need coordinated care by a number of doctors 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 care doctors.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Mayo Clinic doctors 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 will have access to the latest medical treatments and technology, along with groundbreaking clinical trials, in a caring, patient-centered environment.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 700 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 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery expertise and rankings.
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.
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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.