Children’s Emergency Department

Let’s face it; no one goes to the emergency department because they are having a good day. But for a child, a trip to the emergency department can make a bad day even worse. That’s where the Children’s Emergency Department comes in. We know that it can be scary. That’s why we’ve created a place just for kids.

A non-threatening, comfortable environment with a cheerful atmosphere, bright murals, children’s wall-art and child-sized furnishings. All this and a staff of doctors, nurses and support staff who know how to treat kids like kids, not little adults.

Specifically designed to meet the emergency care needs of children, the Children’s Emergency Department was the first freestanding facility of its kind in North Carolina and the only dedicated Children’s Emergency Department in Wake County, caring for thousands of pediatric patients every year.


Children’s Emergency Department Features:

  • Staffing around the clock with Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • 24-hour support from Wake County's only designated Trauma Center
  • Support and access to the doctors and specialists at WakeMed Children’s Hospital, Wake County’s only provider of inpatient care for children
  • Child life specialists to ease fears and calm children while they are being treated
  • Child-sized medical instruments and equipment
  • Private treatment rooms and a child-centered approach to procedures and tests
  • iPads for individual patient use
  • Closed Circuit in-room kid friendly movies
  • An interactive game floor in the waiting room
  • X-ray rooms with day-glow scenes when the lights go out

Emergency Department Tips

Address and Directions

3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
Map and Directions

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