Parents with infants or young adult children seeking treatment may come to the Pediatric Emergency Department any time without an appointment. In accordance with regulations and our commitment to providing the highest level of care to all patients, our staff does not dispense advice over the telephone. Any parent whose child has received treatment in the Emergency Department should feel free to return if they have concerns related to an illness or injury that was treated. Many conditions evolve and change over time, and we are always more than willing to repeat an evaluation or perform further testing when events do not progress as expected.

Primary Care Physicians

We welcome referrals from pediatricians, family physicians and other physicians in their offices and clinics for patients of an appropriate age who need further evaluation and/or treatment. Patients may be sent to the emergency department by any mode of transport deemed appropriate by the physician. We would appreciate you contacting us in advance of the patient’s arrival.
Telephone: (919) 966-1405  (for physicians use only, please)
Fax: (919) 966-8868

Emergency Physicians

If you wish to transfer a patient to UNC's Pediatric Emergency Department, please call the Transfer Center at (800) 806-1968 to make arrangements. 

If you decide to use UNC’s Critical Care Transport Team, an attending physician will mobilize a specialized team, discuss the availability of a bed, and plan for interim stabilization.
Transfer Center:  (800) 806-1968 or (919) 843-1920
Airborne Critical Care: (800) 989-4067
UNC Air Care: (800) 247-6244