Coughs, Colds & Sore Throats

When your child is under the weather, you may wonder if the illness is minor or a cause for concern. If your child shows symptoms like coughing, sneezing or a sore throat, take them into the pediatric cold clinic Twin Cities parents rely on.

Viruses are the most common cause of a sore throat. Unlike strep throat, which is treated with antibiotics, viral sore throats cannot. But they can be just as painful as strep throat, so an examination is often required to determine the cause. Take your child to Grow Pediatrics – the pediatric sore throat clinic Richfield and Inver Grove Heights parents depend on – when you’re uncertain. We will examine your child’s neck and throat glands and test for strep if necessary. Typically, a rapid strep test is performed and can give very accurate results in a matter of minutes. However, unlike many other clinics, we also perform a throat culture plate which is checked at 24 and 48 hours. Combing the two tests provides the most accurate testing available and helps avoid unnecessary antibiotic use.

If your child is showing additional symptoms such as coughing, runny nose or congestion, they may have a cold virus or a more serious illness such as influenza. It can be difficult to distinguish the difference, so schedule an appointment at our clinic if you’re unsure. Get the expert pediatric cold and cough treatment Twin Cities children need when they’re not feeling well. Our nursing staff is always available by phone during business hours and we can usually fit ill patients in the same day without an appointment!

Clinic Hours

Inver Grove Heights


Hours subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.

All clinics closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
During off-hours, providers are on-call 24/7.

For same day appointments, phones are answered by clinic staff 15 minutes prior to regular business hours.

Contact Us

Inver Grove Heights
5975 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
(651) 455-9697

6601 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 110
Richfield, MN 55423
(651) 455-9697