Pediatric Primary Care
Your child’s primary care provider is the person you can count on to provide preventive health care, help you teach your child healthy behaviors, diagnose and treat common medical conditions, and even offer parenting advice and support.
When you choose UNC Children’s, you know your child is getting specialized care from an expert in the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. Our board-certified pediatricians and pediatric residents will partner with your family to promote a healthy lifestyle and treat the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of your growing child or teen.
The UNC Children’s Primary Care Clinic offers:
- In-clinic lactation specialists
- In-clinic Spanish interpreters
- Access to free transit via Chapel Hill buses
- On-site lab draws with nearby pharmacy and radiology services through UNC Hospitals
When to Visit
When to Visit Your Pediatrician
See your UNC Children’s pediatrician when your child needs:
- Well-child visits and routine check-ups, including hearing and vision screening
- Immunizations, including flu shots
- Camp, sports, and school physicals
- Developmental screenings
- Diagnosis and treatment of illness
- Diagnosis and treatment of injuries, including repair of minor lacerations that don’t require stitches
- Management of rashes and other skin conditions
- Management of chronic health conditions, including asthma, allergies, weight management, and diabetes
- Mental health evaluation and treatment
- Behavioral consultations, including evaluation and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Referrals to other specialists
Help keep your child in the best possible health with regular well-child visits. At these visits, your pediatrician will:
- Measure your child’s growth
- Check vital signs, like heart rate and blood pressure
- Perform a physical exam
- Screen vision and hearing
- Give immunizations
- Discuss your child’s development and well-being
We serve children from birth to 21 years and recommend appointments for your child at the ages of birth, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and 3 years. For children older than 3, visit us for a check-up once a year. Children who take certain medications or with certain health conditions may need to be seen more often.
Same-Day Sick Care
When your child is ill, you want to help him or her feel better as soon as possible. That’s why same-day sick visits are available at each of our pediatric clinics, Monday through Saturday.
If you’re not sure whether your child needs to visit the doctor, contact our clinic. After hours and on Sundays, you may reach the UNC HealthLink nurse advice line at 984-974-6669 to speak with a registered nurse.