For Patients

The MD Center offers comprehensive services Muscular Dystrophy (MD) patients and their families. These services include clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, clinical research through the MD Center Clinical Research team, and community resources and events. The MD Center aims to improve patient experience and relationships within the MD Community through these programs.

Pediatric Services

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Discovery Clinic

2512 Building-3rd Floor
2512 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454

Discovery Clinic Appointment Scheduling:

Adult Services

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), 3rd Floor
909 Fulton Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of MN Clinic Appointment Scheduling:  




A six-level parking ramp is located near the intersection of Delaware and Harvard streets on the University of Minnesota campus. The ramp is connected by an underground walkway to the Phillips-Wangensteen Building by way of the Masonic Cancer Center, and to the entrance of Fairview-University Medical Center/Fairview-University Children's Hospital. A courtesy cart with a driver is also available in the walkway from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. to provide transportation to the outpatient clinic area or to the hospital; there is no charge for this service.

To be charged the reduced patient and visitor parking rate at this ramp, remember to have your parking ramp ticket validated at the clinic.

For recorded information on directions to the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, call 612-626-2424.

Parking and Wheelchairs for the Handicapped:

Parking spaces for the handicapped are available in the hospital parking ramp. There is a charge for parking; a reduced rate is available for clinic patients. Please bring your ticket with you to your appointment for validation. For information about assistance with transport from the ramp to the clinic, please contact our parking ramp manager at 612-624-4665.

Between the Malcolm Moos Tower and the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, there are six parking spaces, three on either side of Delaware Street, designated for handicapped use.

Wheelchairs are available in the clinic or ramp entrances. You may also ask staff at any information desk to call for a wheelchair.

Find full parking information with maps and directions 

Insurance Filing Information and Patient Referral

Insurance Filing Information and Patient Referral

Please be prepared to provide insurance information at the time you check into the clinic. Co-pays, as dictated by your insurance plan, and deposits for self-pays are due at the time service is provided. We accept major credit cards, checks, or cash for these services. If your health coverage requires a referral for coverage of medical service, obtain a referral from the appropriate provider in advance. Most referrals cannot be obtained after the visit has occurred and, in the absence of a referral, some plans will pay at a lower benefit level and you will be responsible for the difference. Please contact our billing office at 612-626-6823 or 612-624-7682 if you have questions regarding the referral process.  The Fairview Clinics site can be found at:



You will receive two separate invoices for each clinic visit:

University of Minnesota Physicians Invoice: 
This is the fee for the services provided by the physician or nurse practitioner. If you have questions regarding this invoice, please call 612-782-6400.

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview  Invoice: 
This is the fee for room and clinic resources that are provided by the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. If you have questions regarding this invoice, please call 612-672-5330.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDAThe MDA offers financial assistance with clinic visits and other patient health care needs.   An MDA representative is available for consultation at every patient visit.  For further information about MDA Services, please contact the regional Health Care Coordinator at 952-841-0533.

Other Community Resources

We have compiled a list of resources available to you for information on home remodeling, ramps/lifts and van conversions.

Also, contact our Community Program Liaison for additional information on Community Programs available at (612) 626-4823.