“The World’s Greatest Philanthropy”
The Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Twin Cities is a leading upper Midwest children’s hospital providing high quality Pediatric Orthopedic Care. Located on the east side of the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the hospital is a short term 40-bed facility that combines quality medical care with innovative education and research. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners hospitals operated in the United States, Canada and Mexico by the Shrine Fraternity. At Shriners Hospitals, we are committed to providing the best care for children in our specialty areas of Orthopedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Who is eligible for care?
Shriners Hospitals are open to all children without regard to race, religion or relationship to a Shriner. The highest quality hospital and medical care are provided regardless of the patients ability to pay. A child may be eligible for care at any one of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children if:
- the child is under the age of 18 and
- there is a reasonable possibility the child’s condition can be successfully treated
How to apply for care?
- To refer a child to the Shriners Hospital for Children/Twin Cities you may call
- Shriners Hospitals for Children’s national toll-free patient referral line at (800) 237-5055 in Tampa, Florida
- Shriners Hospitals for Children/Twin Cities Admissions department at (612) 596-6105 or (888) 293-2832 (toll-free).
- Any Shriner or Shrine Temple
Other Shrine Hospitals
- Boston (Burns)
- Cincinnati (Burns)
- Galveston (Burns)
- Los Angeles
- Mexico City
- Salt Lake City
- St. Louis
What is the relationship between Shriners and Shriners Hospitals?
In a unique interdependent relationship, the Shriners and Shiners Hospitals are separate but inseparable.
Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals in many ways: Shrine Temples and clubs often help arrange and pay for transportation for children and parents to the hospitals and entertaining the patients. In addition, Shriners help support the hospitals financially, with each Shriner paying an annual $5 hospital assessment. Temples and clubs also hold many fundraisers, some of which benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.