Making an Appointment

The Pediatric Emergency Department does not take appointments. Service is rendered on a first come, first serve basis, excluding critical trauma patients.

For emergency assistance, call 911.
For urgent assistance, call your local physician first.


The Pediatric Emergency Room is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 7 days a week. Pediatric patients requiring care outside of these hours will be admitted UNC Hospitals' general Emergency Department, located adjacent to the Pediatric Emergency Room. A resident physician specializing in the care of children is available in the UNC Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.