Children's Health

High Quality Primary and Specialty Care for Children of All Ages

As a nationally ranked children's hospital, Duke is consistently recognized for delivering high-quality care to children of all ages. We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment options, comprehensive well-child care and the full spectrum of specialty services at locations throughout Raleigh, Durham and other parts of North Carolina. We work closely with your family to meet your child's healthcare needs in our welcoming, family-centered environment.

Children’s Primary Care and Urgent Care

From newborns to young adults, keeping your children healthy and treating common pediatric illnesses and concerns is our first step. We also coordinate your child’s care if your child is referred to a specialist or admitted to Duke University Hospital.

  • You can find a pediatrician or family medicine doctor who treats children near you by using our Find a Doctor tool. If your child needs urgent care after hours, our urgent care centers are open 365 days a year, and are staffed by providers with extensive experience in urgent care medicine. 

If Your Child Needs Specialized Medical Care

When it comes to medical care for your child, you want to choose a specialist who is trained and skilled in the needs of children, and a children’s hospital with experts in pediatric medicine. Everything is important, from the size of the equipment used to perform tests and procedures, to the team of pediatric specialists who understand the nuances that separate children from adults.

  • At Duke Children’s locations throughout North Carolina, you’ll find a child-friendly, family-centered atmosphere designed to set you and your child at ease. Your family is considered part of your child’s care team, and are encouraged to work with our doctors and nurses in the development of his or her treatment plan.

If Your Child Needs Surgery

  • Depending on his or her needs, your child’s medical team will include pediatric specialists from many different areas, including board-certified pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric critical care and neonatology, pediatric nurses and other highly skilled staff. Our singular focus is the care of your child.
  • We use the latest surgical advances, including minimally invasive surgery techniques to reduce the risk of infection and bleeding, the shortest possible recovery, and ensure your child experiences the best possible outcome. Bloodless surgery, also known as "patient blood management," as an option to patients who seek safe alternatives to blood transfusion because of religious, medical or personal concerns.
  • Our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) and pediatric progressive care unit are equipped with the most advanced technology to meet the needs of your children when they experience serious illness or injury. Critical care specialists and a dedicated team of specially trained critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals staff these units 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
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