Schedule or request an appointment online with a Duke Voice Care Center specialist
Make an appointment at the Duke Voice Care Center (DVCC) by calling 919-684-3834 (local) or 800-385-3646 (toll-free).
If you are a performer and have an urgent need for a voice evaluation prior to a performance, please contact our DVCC liaison at 919-681-4984 to facilitate a timely appointment.
If you are a singer calling to make an appointment for a voice evaluation, be sure the operator knows you are a singer, so that you are scheduled to see a singing voice specialist as part of your voice evaluation.
Your visit will be tailored to your specific needs. With most voice and/or swallowing difficulties, it is typical to see both an otolaryngologist (or ENT physician/surgeon) and a speech pathologist (trained specifically in care of the voice).
A medical examination will be completed for the head and neck, including, when appropriate, visualization of the vocal cords, nasal passages, and sinuses.
A speech pathologist may complete videolaryngostroboscopy, a slow-motion evaluation of the vocal folds to obtain detailed information about the causes of the patient's voice problem.
A singing voice specialist will also evaluate anyone with singing voice changes. This may include examinations of technique for speaking and/or singing, voice measures (acoustic assessment), and videolaryngostroboscopy (a slow-motion evaluation of the vocal folds).
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure that you have enough time to check in at the front desk and fill out any necessary paperwork prior to your visit.
We will make every attempt to obtain insurance authorization (when required) before your visit. Initial evaluations (by each DVCC member) are typically covered by insurance.
Because each specialist is evaluating different components of your voice problem, your insurance company considers each specialty independently and may require a separate co-pay for each provider. You may have up to two co-pays for your visit.
Although insurance specifics may vary depending on the company, our DVCC team treats everyone equally. Your visit will include a clinical exam, followed by a joint discussion between you and the DVCC team in order to make a plan and incorporate your goals into our assessment and treatment planning.
Your privacy is very important to us. All records and information are kept between you and your provider.
If you have more specific privacy needs, please call our DVCC liaison at 919-681-4984, who can assist in making special arrangements for your visit.
For notification of study results (lab results, blood work, or other tests ordered by your physicians), please call:
For patients seen at Duke University Medical Center:
For patients seen at Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh: