Children's Minnesota Specialty Center — Lakeville

The Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center at 18432 Kenrick Avenue in Lakeville.

A Children’s Minnesota specialty center recently opened in Lakeville with plans to provide rehabilitation, behavioral health and mobile clinic services to south metro residents.

The new center includes services in occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy and speech therapy, according to Children’s Minnesota.

“We’re excited to bring our outpatient rehab services to a new region of the Twin Cities,” said Paula Anderson, director of rehabilitation, in a statement. “Our new specialty center in Lakeville will provide south metro families with a more convenient option for their care so we can provide care for even more children who need our services.”

The Lakeville center will also offer intensive mental health services, including a partial-hospitalization program to provides adolescent patients with intensive services while offering the flexibility for patients to return home each night.

“Improving access to intensive outpatient mental health services could not come at a more important time,” Hilary Carruthers, director of primary care and behavioral health, said in a statement. “While the prevalence of adolescent and child mental health disorders have been on the rise for some time, including alarming rates of suicidality nationally and here in our community, the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the need for timely mental health treatment with a more acutely ill and complex population anticipated. We look forward to bringing behavioral health offerings to the south metro, which currently lacks important mental health care for children.”

The Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center is located at 18432 Kenrick Avenue.