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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care

If your child’s condition isn’t life-threatening, find fast, cost-effective walk-in care at a UNC Urgent Care center. We treat children ages 4 months and older who experience common conditions, such as:

  • Colds, coughs and sore throats
  • Ear infections
  • Minor cuts and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections

Featured Stories

  • Cameron Moore at a BMX race.

    When national BMX champion Cameron Moore was injured during a recent race, an ambulance rushed him to UNC's Pediatric Emergency Department. Aching to get back on the bike and defend his title, Cameron talks about his experience.

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  • Transport Therapists Create Calm in the Skies

    For nearly 30 years, UNC Carolina Air Care has swooped in to provide life-saving support for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. Here we go behind the scenes with Heidi Allen, pediatric respiratory therapist, and follow her and her teammate, Jonathan Lewis, RN, on a high-energy story of pediatric air care.

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  • Level 1 Trauma Center

    The American College of Surgeons has recognized UNC Hospitals as a Level I pediatric trauma center, capable of providing the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children. That makes N.C. Children's Hospital one of only two children's facilities in the state—and the only one in the Triangle—to receive ACS Level I recognition.

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Meet Our Team - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Cheryl Lynn Jackson, MD

Cheryl Lynn Jackson, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Improving access to and quality of emergency services for children; patient safety; resident and student education; and community education and outreach. Pediatric emergency medicine; emergency department administration; and access to emergency services for children.

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Mackenzie Esch, MD

Mackenzie Esch, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Neva Howard, MD

Neva Howard, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Novel, effective teaching methods; the application of learning curves and deliberate practice to medical education.

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Amy A. Levine, MD

Amy A. Levine, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency medicine; and medical journalism.

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William A. Mills Jr., MD, MPH

William A. Mills Jr., MD, MPH

Assistant Director, Medical Student Education
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric emergency medicine; medical student, resident and EMS education; venomous snakebites; and environmental emergencies.

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Christine Walsh-Kelly, MD

Christine Walsh-Kelly, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency care for asthma, quality improvement, patient safety. Healthcare transformation, clinical care management, emergency care of children, ED systems, processes and operations.

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To contact the Emergency Care office, please call 919-843-7960.

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