RALEIGH, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2020 – UNC Health is expanding the care and services available for children in Wake County, with a new UNC Children’s Raleigh outpatient clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital. The two new initiatives are part of UNC Health’s broader effort to enhance care for younger patients and improve access to care for kids in Wake County and beyond.
“We are investing in the future of children by ensuring they have the highest quality health care as close to home as possible,” said Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health. “Parents trust UNC Health to provide excellent care for their children, and we look forward to caring for more of our young patients at these new facilities.”
As part of the expansion, UNC pediatric neurosurgery services will now be available in Raleigh. Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Elton will now see patients at the UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic on select weekdays. Dr. Elton is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UNC Health. Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Elton by calling 919-445-2410.
UNC Children’s Raleigh
UNC Children’s Raleigh is now open. It offers easy access to a wide range of outpatient pediatric specialties, including allergy and immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, pulmonology, and more. The medical building also includes laboratory and pharmacy. An urgent care clinic dedicated exclusively to children is also open on the first floor. Each floor reflects different regions of North Carolina, with bright colors and images from the coast, Piedmont, and mountain areas.
UNC Children’s Raleigh is located at 2801 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, across the street from the main UNC REX Hospital campus. Parking is free.
UNC REX Hospital Inpatient Pediatrics Unit
Located on the 7th floor of UNC REX Hospital, the new inpatient pediatrics wing will allow more children to receive a higher level of care closer to home. The 10-bed unit will be run with help from a team of Pediatric Hospitalists from the UNC Children’s. Previously, many pediatric patients would have needed to be transferred to UNC Medical Center or another hospital. The new inpatient unit allows for seamless care for our patients between UNC Children’s and UNC REX.
The wing features bright colors and every room includes an animal theme for easy identification. The wing includes a play space for children and respite area for parents. The new pediatrics inpatient unit at UNC REX opened for patients on Jan. 21, 2020. Learn more about UNC Rex Hospital Inpatient Pediatrics Unit.
About UNC Children’s
As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s upholds a four-tiered mission to “CARE,” aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Our nearly 200 physicians are clinical and research faculty of the UNC School of Medicine, their medical expertise spanning nearly 50 programs in the School of Medicine’s 20 clinical departments, including 14 divisions in the UNC Department of Pediatrics. They are joined by more than 1,800 clinical and ancillary staff, all dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate care to the thousands of children we treat each year.
About UNC REX Healthcare
For 125 years, UNC REX Healthcare has provided expert care for the Wake County community and surrounding areas. With more than 7,000 co-workers, UNC REX is a private, not-for-profit health care system and is a member of UNC Health Care. UNC REX provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. To learn more, click here.
About UNC Pediatric Neurosurgery
UNC Pediatric Neurosurgery blends its resources as an academic medical institution with the family-centered care of a private practice. Our pediatric neurosurgeons utilize advanced imaging and surgical techniques to treat children with epilepsy, pediatric hydrocephalus, spina bifida, pediatric brain tumors and spinal tumors, and other diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord.
UNC is one of only two children’s facilities recognized as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in North Carolina, and we are capable of providing the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children. In addition, we are the only North Carolina hospital to offer fetal surgery.
To schedule an appointment at any of our pediatric neurosurgery clinics, please call 919-445-2410.