Referrals to the Children's Emergency Department

Primary Care Physicians

We welcome referrals from pediatricians, family physicians and other physicians in their offices and clinics for patients who need further evaluation and/or treatment. We would appreciate you contacting us in advance of the patient’s arrival.
Telephone: 984-974-1000  (tell the operator this is a physician referral) 
Fax: 919-966-8868

Emergency Physicians

If you wish to transfer a patient to UNC's Pediatric Emergency Department, please call the Transfer Center at 800-806-1968 to make arrangements.  

If you decide to use UNC’s Critical Care Transport Team, an attending physician will mobilize a specialized team, discuss the availability of a bed, and plan for interim stabilization.
Transfer Center:  800-806-1968 or 919-843-1920