Central Regional Hospital, Butner

Information for Third Year Medical Students Assigned to Central Regional Hospital for Psychiatry

Students are responsible for their own transportation arrangements: AHEC no longer reimburses students for transportation to any sites within a 30-mile radius of Chapel Hill.


The staff members at Central Regional Hospital are looking forward to having you work with them for your clerkship in psychiatry.  The working hours at Central Regional for medical students are from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Medical students who go to CRH are given "on call" work two times during the six week period and will have one additional Tuesday night call at UNC Hospital.  They do NOT have any weekend call.   CRH students will observe ECT at UNC on the morning of the DAY BACK.

Alan Cook, MD, is Director of Medical Education at Central Regional Hospital.   He can be contacted by email @ alan.cook@dhhs.nc.gov or by pager @ 919-216-1698 or by voicemail @    919-764-5438.

Valeria Womack is administrative assistant to Dr. Cook.   Her phone number is 919-764-2140; email: valeria.womack@ddhs.nc.gov .

Students will meet Dr. Cook or Ms. Womack at the Information Desk in the Main Lobby at Central Regional Hospital at 8 AM on the day following orientation at UNC SOM in Chapel Hill (usually Tuesday).

Students may park in any parking space not clearly prohibited (e.g. Handicap Parking).


Directions to Central Regional Hospital:

From Durham: Follow Interstate 85 North to exit 189. Turn left from exit onto Gate 2 Road. Gate 2 Road becomes Central Ave. Proceed 2.0 miles to fork in the road. Bear left onto Westbrook Drive. Take an immediate right onto Veazey road and proceed .2 miles and the Central Region Psychiatric Hospital entrance will be on the right.

For a detailed and interactive map please go to the Central Regional Hospital web site:




Please feel free to call Ms. Daniel at 919-445-0225 or Ms. Infante at 919/966-0012  if you have questions