Kawasaki disease care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. At Mayo Clinic, a team of doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular surgery and infectious diseases, and others care for children who have Kawasaki disease.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Because Kawasaki disease isn't a common condition, and its symptoms overlap those of many other diseases, experience in diagnosing the disease is crucial.
  • Pediatric cardiology expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating children with heart disease (pediatric cardiologists) have treated heart disease in children for more than 60 years at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota in a warm, caring environment specially designed for their comfort.
  • Continuing care. Mayo Clinic care providers will evaluate your child's condition with regular echocardiograms and appointments. If your child needs further care, Mayo Clinic health care providers will continue long-term follow-up appointments and testing to monitor your child for as long as needed.

Expertise and rankings

Experience and expertise

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for dozens of children with Kawasaki disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery 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 cardiac surgery and cardiovascular medicine departments' 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.