At East Carolina University, we're dedicated to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care across a wide range of disciplines. With our location in a rural, underserved region, we pride ourselves on putting patients first - including those who wouldn't have access to care if not for us.
ECU Physicians, the group medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine, is the largest and most comprehensive medical practice in eastern North Carolina. The practice includes more than 400 physicians who see patients in dozens of primary care and specialty clinics, ranging from the Family Medicine Center to the Emergency Department of Vidant Medical Center, our affiliated teaching hospital.
The East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, a partnership between ECU and Vidant Medical Center, is devoted to education, research treatment and prevention associated with heart and vascular diseases. We have a global reputation as a leader in advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgery procedures, many of which were pioneered by ECU surgeons.
In addition to its Ross Hall clinic here on the Health Sciences Campus, the School of Dental Medicine's eight community service learning centers have drastically improved access to oral care for residents living in North Carolina's rural areas from the mountains to the coast. The number of patients who have received dental care since the school opened in 2012? 14,000 and counting.
Patients travel from across the region to seek care at the clinics based in our College of Allied Health Sciences. Our Physical Therapy Clinic; Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic; and Navigate Counseling Clinic are staffed by licensed experts in evaluating and treating patients facing a wide range of health challenges, from neck pain and arthritis to hearing loss and stuttering.