Restricted COVID-19 Visiting Guidelines: Starting March 13, we have updated visiting guidelines to protect all patients, visitors and staff due to COVID-19, coronavirus.

If you're visiting mom and baby at The Mother Baby Center: Review Allina Health's guidelines

If you're visiting baby in the neonatal units: Review Children's Minnesota guidelines

Learn more about COVID-19 and pregnancy: The Mother Baby Center COVID-19 Information

Social Services

The Mother Baby Center supports the health, safety, and well-being of all families. Our clinical social workers provide the following services to help patients and families cope with physical, emotional, and social issues and concerns:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term counseling to patient and families to assist them with emotional and psychological distress
  • Supportive counseling for patients and families in adjusting to a new diagnosis or chronic illness
  • Addressing issues of family violence and abuse
  • Grief, loss and bereavement care
  • Advocacy for children and families
  • Information and referral to hospital and community resources
  • Financial resources
  • Consulting with the medical team to ensure that patient and family needs are recognized

Talk to your health care provider if you feel you need to be connected with a social worker.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, or other mental health difficulties, visit


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