Expert care for airway disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my child's visit to the Airway Center be like?

Plans for your child's visit will be tailored to your requests and those of your pediatrician along with our expectations based on information about your child. We can usually schedule visits with more than one physician or other provider on the same day and may include some diagnostic evaluation, like lab tests or X-rays. Should your child need a procedure that requires anesthesia, this will most likely be scheduled on another day that is convenient for you based on findings from your child's first visits. The length of your first visit will vary according to the number of providers you see.

We are traveling to the Airway Center from a distance away. What are our lodging options?

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill provides overnight accommodations for families of pediatric patients at N.C. Children's Hospital on referral from hospital personnel. If you are interested in learning more, please ask us about potential availability.

There are a wide variety of hotel accommodations available for families in close proximity to N.C. Children's Hospital. For more information, please contact Patient Relations at 984-974-5006.

Where can I find driving directions to N.C. Children's Hospital? And where do we park when we arrive?

Driving directions and parking information can be downloaded from the UNC Health Care web site. Recorded driving directions are available by calling 984-974-3464.

Ask for a Referral

Urgent referrals should be made directly to the on-call physician of in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology or Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery through the UNC Consultation Center at 800-862-6264 or via the hospital operator at 984-974-1000

All other referrals can call the UNC Children’s Airway Center at 919-843-6858 to coordinate a referral. Faxed referrals can be sent to 919-966-6179 Attn: UNC Children’s Airway Center.

PCSP seal

Airway Center recognized for high-quality care

The Airway Center is the first specialty practice at the hospital to receive this designation, which honors exceptional care and dedication to patient needs.

Chandler's family is grateful for the care she received at UNC.

Chandler’s Story

Chandler is sometimes asked about the "mark” on her neck. Her parents call it a blessing, a reminder of the life-saving care she received at UNC.

Contact Us

If you have questions about your child's appointments, need to reschedule, or want a referral, please contact the N.C. Children's Airway Center's administrative coordinator, Mandy Gee, at 919-843-6858.

Mailing address:
N.C. Children's Airway Center
Campus Box 7217
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7217

Fax: 919-966-6179

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