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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.

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Virtual visits

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

Care at Penny George ® Institute for Health and Healing

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.

Whether you are healthy or sick, we meet you where you are 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

What we do

At Institute, 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, 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, we work with you to identify the best treatment options within our 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 Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children's Minnesota
  • We offer integrative services at more than 20 locations state-wide as well as acupuncture at:
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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.

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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 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.

What Guides Our Work?

[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.


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 Allina Health Cancer Institute.

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