Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juvenile rheumatoid), lupus, scleroderma, are seen by our pediatric arthritis specialists. We can evaluate and treat childhood arthritis, collagen-vascular diseases and related conditions with the newest medicines and programs. Adult and Pediatric Health Care
Blood Diseases (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology)
Children with blood illnesses like sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, bleeding and clotting disorders, anemia and other conditions receive care from specialists at our Pediatric Outpatient Center. Children who have blood diseases also participate in our Rainbow Services program. Rainbow Services offers therapeutic activities to help children understand and cope with their disease and treatment. Rainbow Services also offers camps for children with Sickle Cell Disease, Cancer and other blood diseases, with medical supervision. These activities help children and their families have a brighter outlook. Pediatric Outpatient Center
Breathing Disorders, Asthma and Respiratory Disease Care
Children with asthma often have excellent results managing their symptoms with the support of their family and teachers. We offer the Pediatric Asthma Program for our children with this chronic breathing disorder. Our new Children’s Sleep Center (252 847 7500) evaluates sleeping problems. We care for other breathing disorders and lung diseases. We offer bronchoscopy services and pulmonary function testing and treat the lung disease associated with prematurity. Pediatric Specialty Care
Cancer Care (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology)
We provide expert care for all children’s cancers, including leukemia, tumors, rare conditions and blood diseases. We provide care through the Pediatric Outpatient Center and University Health Systems Children’s Hospital, and our regional Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center for radiation therapy. Visit our Cancer Care
page for more information. Children who have cancer also participate in our Rainbow Services program. Rainbow Services offers therapeutic activities to help children understand and cope with their disease and treatment. Rainbow Services also offers camps for children with Sickle Cell Disease, Cancer and other blood diseases, with medical supervision. These activities help children and their families have a brighter outlook. Pediatric Outpatient Center
Center for Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions (C5 Program)
Children whose health conditions are very fragile, such as those who have several conditions or long-term illnesses may benefit from the special medical and developmental support of our C5 program. We work with your child’s regular physician to make sure your child grows, develops and thrives. We also help your child with the move to adult medical care during the teenage years. For more information, visit the center’s web page
The TEDI BEAR Center is available to children who may have experienced sexual or physical abuse. It is offered to families through physician, social worker or law enforcement referrals. The offending family member does not participate. This center offers forensic evaluation and consultation, with mental health services, in a caring environment. TEDI BEAR Children's Advocacy Center
Children's Developmental Services Agency
We work with children of all levels to test, diagnose and treat difficulties in speech, movement or awareness. This special program serves children who have developmental disabilities such as spina bifida, autism or mental retardation, or who have speech or coordination problems or other medical conditions or delays. Children are evaluated fully for services such as speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy. We are the lead agency for the federal Infant-Toddler program for children up to age 3. Children's Developmental Services Agency
Children's Inpatient Services
Children who require hospitalization stay at University Health Systems’ Children’s Hospital where they receive treatments for cancer, blood disorders, heart problems, breathing problems like asthma and other pediatric conditions. We also have a Level One Trauma Center for emergencies. Our specialized inpatient care includes a pediatric sedation service staffed by a Pediatric Critical Care physician. Physicians call (252) 847-8800 or (800) 744-7264 ask for the admitting resident.
Children's Learning and Behavior
Does your child have troubled behavior, problems with school work or difficulty paying attention? This program can help. We offer consultation and evaluation to diagnose these problems and provide a treatment plan. We evaluate sleep and mood problems, and delayed development. No referral is needed. Pediatric Specialty Care
Congenital Heart Disease
We are proud to be part of the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, a unique center that brings together all heart services for children in one location. We also care for adults with congenital (from birth) heart defects.
Dental Care for Children and Adults
We can care for your child’s teeth and gums with cleaning, restorations and periodontic care. For adults, we also provide dental care at this location. 252 744 2515, Pediatric Specialty Care. Read more about our dental care
for adults and children.
Diabetes and Endocrinology
We manage children's type 1 and type 2 diabetes with innovative treatments that include medications, insulin and insulin pumps. We also treat other children’s endocrine disorders, including thyroid conditions, adrenal and pituitary problems. Pediatric Specialty Care
For children who have reflux disorders, gastric bleeding, digestive malnutrition or other disorders, including swallowed objects (gastric obstruction). We perform minor procedures including children's colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, biopsies and pH probes to test for gastric reflux. Pediatric Specialty Care
Our regular staff includes one doctor (M.D.) and two genetics counselors. We analyze and provide counseling for conditions including Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18, and conduct FISH studies for abnormalities. Parents receive counseling at the time of testing, to know what to expect with diagnosed disorders. In some cases of hereditary disorders we can help explain future risks. Pediatric Outpatient Center
Healthy Weight Programs
Our program offers complete support for overweight children who are pursuing weight loss and better health. Our evaluation and treatment programs are staffed by two physicians, a nutritionist, a marriage and family therapist, a counselor and an exercise physiologist. Pediatric Specialty Care
Heart Care (Cardiology and Electrophysiology)
We care for heart defects in your child’s first hours into childhood and beyond. We perform life-saving surgeries and provide advanced treatments. We evaluate irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), heart murmurs and fainting (syncope). We offer children's heart and vascular care at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. We also care for adults with congenital heart defects (transitional care). East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
We diagnose and treat all childhood infectious diseases using the most current strategies. This includes HIV, osteomyelitis, acute infectious disorders, insect-borne diseases and provide inpatient consultations. Pediatric Outpatient Center
Kidney Disorders (Nephrology)
Our caring physicians treat children with all kidney conditions who suffer from high blood pressure or other kidney disorders. Children with abnormal kidney function, nephrotic syndrome and glomerulonephritis can find advanced treatments. Pediatric Specialty Care
We provide advanced care for newborns, infants and children with seizures, congenital or acquired brain and nervous system disorders. Pediatric Outpatient Center
NICU Follow-Up Clinic
Infants and children who have complicated health conditions related to prematurity or congenital problems, and who may be oxygen dependent, nutritional assistance dependent, or who have multiple physical handicaps and learning delays, are seen by our doctors who care for these special babies. Regional Rehabilitation Center
Call 911 in case of emergency
Every 30 seconds, somewhere a child is poisoned. We have poison specialists on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Children are often poisoned by ordinary items found in bathrooms, kitchens and garages. Detergents, perfumes, baby oil and mothballs can harm or kill children. For more information call the Carolinas Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.
Children in rehabilitation care can become stronger after illness or injury, regain mental abilities and balance, and adjust to changes caused by illness or injury. We provide care for children with Traumatic Brain Injury. We are one of only two inpatient (in a hospital) rehabilitation centers for children in the state.