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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Center for Outpatient Care (COC)

Located near a natural wetland at the corner of Highway 169 and I-494, the Center for Outpatient Care encourages a patient-centered approach to health and healing.

Our philosophy of care

Center for Outpatient Care

For more information
call 952-914-8000.

Abbott Northwestern’s Center for Outpatient Care offers a new concept of care by incorporating excellence in medicine in an environment focused on your health.

At the Center, patients will find top medical specialists providing personal services in a peaceful, convenient suburban location. You will find nationally-recognized physicians and staff, in a wide variety of diagnostic and specialty services, who are focused on providing you with the care and service you’ll need.

All those who work in the Center share a profound belief that each patient deserves a personal greeting, a willing ear, respectful understanding and comprehensive care.  

Our healing environment

The Center offers patients and visitors an experience that touches each sense.

From the calming atmosphere of a natural wetland to the architectural design of the building and spaces within it – the Center for Outpatient Care encourages a patient-centered approach to health and healing.


You will find comfortable and inviting spaces, and staff members who strive to make each appointment and each telephone call, pleasant and satisfying.

We invite you to enjoy the Center’s comfortable lobby area or stroll through the adjacent wetlands.

Abbott Northwestern's Center for Outpatient Care provides premier medical services in a way that actually anticipates patients' needs.

It's understanding that busy people need prompt attention and flexible appointment times, that when other Center services are needed, patients benefit from streamlined, coordinated access to those services. And, it's believing that a helpful and friendly staff does make a difference.

The Center features some of the most well-known and respected names in medicine including:

Abbott Northwestern's 
Center for Outpatient Care
8100 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439

Driving directions

Public transportation to the Center for Outpatient Care

Metro Transit — Bus route #540 stops on 78th Street, close to the Center for Outpatient Care. It is a rush-hour bus route, operating westbound during the morning rush and eastbound during the afternoon rush. The Mall of America is on the east end of the route.

Metro Mobility — You may qualify for Metro Mobility. To apply for Metro Mobility, you must complete an application form. Application forms are available by calling Metro Mobility at 651-602-1111 (TTY 651-221-9886). Certification for Metro Mobility takes up to 21 days, so you are advised to apply well before you need the service. Our clinic staff can assist you in applying for Metro Mobility.

Edina Dial-A-Ride — If you live within Edina city limits, Edina Dial-A-Ride will provide door-to-door service. Call 952-474-5398 for more information.

Tour the Clinic Reception Area

Clinic reception area

Tour the Orthopaedic Institute Pre-surgical Area

Pre-surgical area

Tour the Lobby.

Lobby area

Tour the Abbott Northwestern Imaging Center

Imaging center

Tour the Orthopaedic Institute Surgical Suite

Orthopaedic surgical suite