UNC Geriatrics in Chapel Hill
Telehealth and In-Clinic Visits Available
UNC Geriatrics will work with you to accommodate preferences for how you’d like to be seen. We’re returning to more in-person clinic visits, but we can also offer video and phone visits. If you come to the Clinic, we ask that only one person accompany you and that you wear a mask. Masks are available at the Clinic if you don’t have one.
Stay at Home
We encourage older adults to stay home as much as possible to reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus. Orange County’s Department on Aging is working to safely partner community volunteers with older adults who need assistance. If you’re an older adult needing assistance with grocery or medication delivery, call Orange County Aging Helpline at 919-968-2087.
Information about our clinic / outpatient geriatrics service can be found below and in the links at the top left of this page.
Award Winning and Highly Rated
Patients rate UNC Geriatrics highly because we offer:
- physicians with board certifications in internal or family medicine and Geriatrics, so your primary care physician is also your aging specialist
- providers who are experts in aging health, including a neurologist, pharmacist, psychiatrist, and nurse practitioners
- a Geriatrics social worker to help with counseling and with referrals to outside resources
- a PharmD (pharmacist) to to help with medicine management and overmedication
- lab work and x-rays located conveniently onsite
We Understand Aging
We work with both patients and families to manage ongoing medical problems, guide transitions from one level of care to another, and coordinate treatment with outside specialists. UNC Geriatrics typically sees patients who are 65 and older. However patients under 65 can be seen if they’re experiencing age-related issues such as dementia, falls, incontinence, or other geriatric syndromes.
Our providers can help with:
- Bladder and bowel control
- Falls risk and falls prevention
- Gait and walking issues
- Medication management and “de-prescribing”
- Memory issues and dementia
- Osteoporosis and bone health
- Transitions of care, and more