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3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610 | 919-350-8000 | Map & Directions

The staff and physicians at WakeMed Raleigh Campus are pleased to serve the emergency needs of children from Raleigh and the surrounding region.

24/7 full-service Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center serving children age 17 and younger.

In the event of a true medical emergency do not drive yourself, call 911 immediately.

It's no fun to have to take a child to the emergency department.  But when that emergency department is designed to care specifically for children, things take a turn for the better. At WakeMed, our dedicated Children's Emergency Department (ED) is the first freestanding facility of its kind in North Carolina. Each year, we care for thousands of pediatric patients, ages infant to 17.

Our Children's ED is completely separate from our adult Emergency Department and is located on our Raleigh Campus. The team of pediatric nurses, physicians and specialists have experience working with children, understanding and meeting both their medical and emotional needs. 

We deliver state-of-the-art emergency care in a way that helps children feel more relaxed and more receptive to treatment. 

Our facility is a non-threatening, comfortable environment with a cheerful atmosphere, bright murals, children's wall-art and child-sized furnishings. 

The Children's ED also offers:

  • A team of physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians specially trained in emergency medicine
  • Child-sized medical instruments and equipment
  • 24-hour support form Wake County's only designated Trauma Center, located next to the Children's ED
  • Child life specialists to calm children while they are being treated
  • An interactive gaming floor in the waiting room.
  • X-ray rooms with day-glow scenes when the lights go out
  • A sibling playroom
  • Private treatment rooms decorated by kids for kids - all with kid-size equipment, televisions and videos.

In addition to our dedicated Children's ED, the Emergency Departments at Cary HospitalApex HealthplexGarner Healthplex, Brier Creek and WakeMed North are also child-friendly. 

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3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
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