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Welcome to North Carolina Children's Hospital


As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children's protects the health of children throughout North Carolina and beyond, no matter how critical or rare their challenges. More than merely treating patients, we uphold a four-tiered mission to "CARE," aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class, patient- and family-centered carealways regardless of a family's ability to pay.

UNC Children's offers complete inpatient and outpatient care at our state-of-the-art clinical home, N.C. Children's Hospital, a part of UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. We also bring leading-edge care closer to home through more than two dozen satellite outpatient clinics located throughout North Carolina and a partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.





  • Our world-class physicians and other clinicians represent all pediatric subspecialties and are capable of treating children with virtually any disease or disorder.
  • Total beds: 150, including:
      - 48-bed Level IV NICU
      - 10-bed Level III NICU
      - 20-bed PICU
  • By the Numbers
    Inpatient visits in 2013: 6,743
    Outpatient visits in 2013: 73,131
  • In 2013, we treated children from all 100 counties in North Carolina and from 45 states across the country.

Sam200x125.jpgWith every beat of his heart

When 14-year-old Sam presented with a heart arrhythmia never before documented in the medical journals, pediatric electrophysiologist, Dr. Sunita Ferns, found herself facing the most challenging case of her career. More >>


The Dance Marathon benefits UNC Children's.Marathon dances to a record total

Carolina For The Kids, North Carolina's largest student-run fundraising organization, held the 17th Dance Marathon March 20-21 and raised more than $570,000 in support of UNC Children's, a record total for the event.  More >>


reelin200x125.jpgReelin' for Research angles for a cure

A man's love of family and fishing creates a legacy of hope for pediatric cancer research at UNC Children's through Reelin' for Research fishing tournament. More >>


Some video games can provide beneficial exercise.Video games can help kids lose weight

Parents hear all the time about the risks of too much video gaming–but as Dr. Eliana Perrin reports to Time Warner Cable News, more studies are showing benefits to interactive video games as fitness made fun. (Sssssh! Don't tell the kids.) More >>




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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Due to an increase in flu cases, children under 12 are not allowed to visit inpatient units. More >>

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