Pediatrics & Adolescent Care

Partner with a friendly pediatrician at UNC Health for the care your child or teen needs to grow and thrive.

What Is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a primary care doctor with advanced training to care for the unique needs of babies, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults. At a convenient UNC Health office near you in North Carolina, your child’s highly qualified pediatrician provides:

  • Annual checkups to monitor your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development
  • Diagnosis and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Health education
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Immunizations to protect your child from preventable diseases
  • Mental health assessments and treatments
  • Referrals to specialists if needed
  • School, camp, and sports physicals

Pediatric Health Services

Feel peace of mind that your child has access to a wide range of services specially designed for pediatric patients. UNC Health and UNC Children’s offer:

  • Allergy and immune system care
  • Audiology
  • Burn care
  • Cancer care
  • Dermatology (skin care)
  • Diabetes and endocrinology care
  • Digestive health and gastroenterology
  • Ear, nose, and throat care
  • Emergency and trauma care
  • Genetic disorders services
  • Heart and vascular care for congenital heart defects and other conditions
  • Imaging, radiology, and laboratory services
  • Kidney care
  • Learning and developmental care
  • Mental and behavioral health services, including counseling and psychiatry
  • Neonatal medicine (NICU)
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic (bone, joint, and muscle) care and sports medicine services
  • Rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy
  • Respiratory care for conditions like asthma
  • Sleep health services
  • Surgical care, including plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Urology care
  • Weight management that focuses on healthy nutrition, exercise, and body positivity

Questions to Ask a Pediatrician

Your pediatrician is your source for guidance and support when it comes to your child’s well-being. Ask the provider:

  • How often your child should have checkups
  • How much physical activity and sleep your child should get
  • How to help your child cope with stress
  • How to support your child’s healthy growth and development
  • What your child’s nutrition needs are
  • What vaccinations are right for your child

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.