Cleft & Craniofacial Center

Expertise with Facial Differences

Kids don’t want to be different. They just want to be like everyone else. Children with facial differences, such as cleft lip or cleft palate, syndromes of the face, and head and trauma injuries, often require specialized, complex care. The Cleft & Craniofacial Center, known throughout the Midwest, has successfully helped to improve function and appearance for many children.

Why Choose CentraCare for Your Child’s Cleft and Craniofacial Care?

  • A range of comprehensive services is provided by a team of specialists that includes pediatric advanced practice nurses, plastic surgeons, speech therapists, pediatric dentists, ear/nose/throat specialists, oral surgeons, audiologists, orthodontists, geneticists, dietitians and others
  • A clinical nurse specialist who will oversee your child’s care
  • Long-term physical and emotional care is provided through education, resources and a variety of activities
  • Diagnosis and treatment is provided by a certified Cleft Palate Team and is based on the most current research
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Featured Patient Story

Kaidence's Story Cleft & Craniofacial Center Patient Story
"We’ve never had a problem,” said Adrianna. “The care we’ve received in St. Cloud feels like an extension of Children’s."
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