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To protect the health and wellbeing of our community, no visitors are allowed into our hospitals until further notice.
Limited exceptions may be made. Learn more.

Now offering virtual visits for all WakeMed Physician Practice primary care and specialties locations. Schedule an appointment today.

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When to Be Concerned

Often, we are asked by parents – “When do I know it’s time to bring my child into the emergency department for an evaluation?” Here’s a list of indicators telling you it may be time to do just that:

  • Any injury or trauma-related concern (i.e. a fall at the playground or a deep cut)
  • Dehydration - if your child has not urinated in a long time or has dry lips
  • Excessive tiredness - if your child is not active or interactive
  • Fever - if your child has had a fever for 24 to 48 hours that cannot be reduced with standard medication (i.e. Tylenol or Motrin)
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Visit the following link for additional advice from our Children’s Emergency department, including what to bring and how to plan ahead.