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Penny George ® Institute for Health and Healing

We support your well-being by focusing on your whole being

As a national leader in holistic medicine – often called complementary or integrative medicine – we help you improve your well-being by focusing on your whole being, mind, body and spirit.

Whether you are healthy or sick, we meet you where you are at through:

  • online or in-person classes on topics ranging from resilience to weight management
  • insurance-based and retail services delivered in clinics and fitness centers
  • bedside services at some Allina Health hospitals
  • community and employer wellness programs
  • training for health professionals and leaders
Penny George virtual visits

Virtual visits are now available

Patients can schedule a virtual visit for the following services: Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, Integrative psychology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Existing patients:
Schedule a virtual visit online

New patients:
Call 612-863-3333

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Insurance coverage

Not all services or providers at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing may be covered by your insurance plan. Verify your benefits and network limitations prior to your appointment.


Acupuncture offered across our region

Whether you are healthy or sick, our acupuncturists can help with digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety, menopause, infertility, cancer symptoms, and more.

No matter where you live or work, we have an acupuncturist in the area. You can find us at Allina Health clinics and hospitals, Piper Breast Center and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.


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We support your well-being by focusing on your whole being

At the Penny George ® Institute for Health and Healing, you will find a consistent philosophy regardless of whether you visit an integrative medicine doctor, have an acupuncture treatment, consult with our functional medicine providers, visit with a nutritionist or health coach, or take a wellness class.

We work with you to help you access your body's innate healing abilities and provide you the education and coaching you’ll need to become the best YOU.

What does this all mean for you?

  • When you are healthy, our providers can help find ways to strengthen your immunity, improve your sleep and digestion, help you reach your ideal weight, or move toward any health and fitness goal you have.
  • If you become ill or just feel unwell, we will be here to support you with natural treatment options that work with your body to optimize your healing potential.
  • If you are looking for solutions for a specific problem, such as chronic pain, allergies, digestive difficulties or fertility issues, we work with you to identify the best treatment options within the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing family of providers.
  • Our dedicated providers offer treatments, such as massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupuncture and guided imagery, when you receive hospital care at:
    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • The Mother Baby Centers, a partnership between Allina Health and Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and at
  • We offer integrative services in more than 20 locations state-wide as well as acupuncture at:

Our history and name

Created in 2003, we have become the largest embedded integrative health care provider in the country. Originally founded by the George Family and the Ted and Roberta Mann Foundations as the Institute for Health and Healing, we changed our name to the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in 2008 to honor integrative health philanthropist Penny George.

Penny George is an international leader and advocate of integrative medicine. Her passion stems from her own recovery from breast cancer, which utilized integrative medicine as a foundation for her recovery, and led her to see the need for a more holistic approach in Western medicine. She believes that integrative care has the potential to fundamentally change the face of today’s health care system. This institute is a philosophical and clinical manifestation of that promise.

[MUSIC PLAYING] The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing is really the transformative engine within Allina Health. We're here to really deliver the evidence-based integrative medicine services right alongside traditional Western practices and deliver on prevention and wellness.

We have a vision that we will create a healthier nation and healthier communities by transforming the way that we interact with people around their health. The mission of the George Institute is to optimize health and well-being by combining the best of Western medicine with practices that come out of ancient healing traditions.

I think the philosophy, the recognition that you could never separate the mind, body, and spirit, the need to really help engage patients and empower has stayed the same. Really thinking about how we do that best in partnership with that person right in front of us.

This is a place that really is interested and passionate about empowering them, so that they actually can optimize their own health, regardless of their health situation. The main thing is that the patient is the center of every one of these experiences.


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Penny George ® Institute for Health and Healing

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

From the list below, please select the condition that best describes what you would like to be seen for. If you do not see what you are looking for, please visit an Urgent Care location or schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.