Winter Weather Closings/Delays

Thursday, January 18: WakeMed Physician Practices, urgent cares, and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - are closed. 

Friday, January 19:  All urgent care locations will open at 8 am. WakeMed Physician Practices and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - will delay opening until 10 am. 

Learn more about our closings and delays and remember, our hospitals and emergency departments are always open.

Pediatric Intensive Care

3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610  | Map & Directions

At WakeMed's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), we provide expert treatment for life-threatening childhood diseases, automobile accident injuries, respiratory and heart problems, and other critical illnesses and injuries. Our PICU is the only unit of its kind in Wake County.

Our staff offers family-centered, personalized care in a unit designed especially for children. With an experienced team of pediatric specialists, critical-care nurses, child life specialists, child psychologists, social workers, respiratory therapists and chaplains, our PICU meets the physical needs as well as the emotional and psychological needs of children.

Our full-time pediatric intensivists - physicians who specialize in the care of critically ill children - are also faculty members at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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At WakeMed, we treat patients from birth to 18 years of age using the latest state-of-the-art pediatric technology.  Our unit includes:

  • Large, private rooms equipped with sleeper sofas and showers for parents
  • State-of-the-art pediatric technology
  • Ronald McDonald House Family Room equipped with a washer and dryer, computer, frozen meals and a microwave
  • A dedicated treatment room so patients do not have to leave the Children's Hospital for a minor procedure or treatment
  • Individualized care for children who have undergone pediatric surgical procedures

Meet the WakeMed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Hospitalist Physicians.












Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Visitation Restrictions

Currently in Effect

Flu and cold season can be a monster.  Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions:

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.