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Cleft & Craniofacial Center – St. Cloud Hospital

How can your child get Cleft & Craniofacial Center services?

Talk to your provider or call 320-251-2700, ext. 53400.

The Cleft & Craniofacial Center cares for children with facial differences from throughout the Midwest. These differences may include cleft lip or cleft palate, syndromes of the face and head and trauma injuries. We understand the needs of children with craniofacial differences can be complex. We are proud that over the years our program has provided thousands of families with support and hope.

Why choose St. Cloud Hospital for your child’s cleft and craniofacial care?

  • Team approach. Your child will need a range of services from a team of specialists. The team may include a pediatric advanced practice nurse, plastic surgeon, speech therapist, pediatric dentist, ear/nose/throat specialist, oral surgeon, audiologist, orthodontist, geneticist, dietician and others. 
  • Clinical nurse specialist. A clinical nurse specialist will oversee your child’s care. For your convenience, she will schedule your appointments back to back so you can see all needed specialists in one day at the same location.
  • Patient- and family-centered care. We will provide your child long-term physical and emotional care. Our program provides you with education, resources and activities. These activities allow families to network with one another, share experiences and provide encouragement for the future.
  • Quality. Our diagnosis and treatment is based on the most current research. The CentraCare Cleft Palate Team has been designated as a Cleft Palate Team (CPT) by the Commission on Approval of Teams (CAT). The 4-year designation assures patients and families that the CentraCare Cleft Palate team provides high quality care, meeting the standards set forth by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation.

What conditions do we treat?

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Plagiocephaly 
  • Torticollis
  • Velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Trauma injuries
  • Craniofacial syndromes

What is the referral process?

The Cleft and Craniofacial Center accepts referrals for evaluation, consultation and treatment of any child from prior to birth to 21 years old. Many conditions can be diagnosed prenatally at the St. Cloud Hospital Perinatology Clinic at the time of birth or in infancy.