Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center
Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center
855-855-6484 Appointments

Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department
Hospital-based clinics are an extension of Duke Health hospitals and have additional facility charges. Some insurance companies process bills with a deductible and coinsurance rather than as a co-pay as for an office visit. This may impact the amount of the bill you are responsible for after payment from your insurance plan. Check with your insurance company before your visit to determine what your responsibility will be.

Duke Children’s Speech Pathology and Audiology offers the highest level of individualized speech, language and social communication services to children of all ages.

Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center
2301 Erwin Road
2nd Floor
Durham, NC 27710
Appointments 855-855-6484 Office 919-684-3451


Our clinicians are equipped with the specialized training and expertise necessary to provide services that are tailored to each child’s particular strengths and challenges.

We provide a comprehensive, full range of assessment, diagnostic, treatment, consultative, and educational services to pediatric patients with speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Services

  • Pediatric feeding evaluation and treatment
  • Clinical swallow evaluation
  • Videofluoroscopic swallow study
  • Swallowing treatment

Pediatric Hearing Services:

  • Auditory brain stem response testing
  • Central auditory processing disorder evaluation
  • Comprehensive diagnostic auditory (hearing) assessment
  • Hearing aid evaluations and fittings

Pediatric Communication Services

  • Autism-related speech services
  • Articulation and phonology
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion program
  • Craniofacial anomalies/cleft palate
  • Language disorders/delay
  • Central auditory processing disorder evaluation
  • Assistive technology/augmentative communication
  • Down syndrome
  • Tracheostomy/speaking valve

Find out more about Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center.

    Accepted Insurance

    Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

    Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed*
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)**
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *BCBSNC will no longer offer Blue Local with Duke Health & WakeMed in 2019. Action may be needed on your part. Visit planforduke.com to learn more.
    • **Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    Coventry Healthcare
    • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
    • Coventry Advantra Gold (HMO)
    • Dual Option of AWH or PPO
    Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    First Health
    Gateway Health Alliance
    Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
    Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.
    MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • * Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.
    OneNet PPO
    Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.
    United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • * Not all Duke hospitals and doctors participate in these plans. Please contact your insurance provider to determine what your financial responsibility will be for the health care service you require.

    Preparing For Your Visit

    Getting Here

    Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center
    2301 Erwin Road
    2nd Floor
    Durham, NC 27710


    The most convenient parking garage is located at 2223 Elba Street. The cost is $2 per hour or a maximum of $8 per day. Valet parking for the Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center is available at the entrance to the Children's Health Center. The valet fee is $9 per day.