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Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

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


Temporary Visitation Restrictions

Our top priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and our staff who are working on the frontlines. While we recognize the important role that visits from loved ones play in the healing process, we must have visitation restrictions in order to protect lives.

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