Brenner Children’s Hospital’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Last month, the pediatric emergency department was temporarily moved to make room for an adult Comprehensive Acute Respiratory Evaluation (CARE) unit. The CARE unit is now located closer to the adult emergency department.
“While our pediatric experts never stopped seeing children while we were in our temporary location, we want to let our community know that we are back in our original, convenient location and we are here whenever needed, day or night,” said Alisa L. Starbuck, D.N.P., president of Brenner Children’s Hospital and vice president of women’s and children’s health services at Wake Forest Baptist Health. “We have thoroughly sanitized and cleaned the pediatric emergency department and are following social distancing and masking guidelines so families can rest assured every detail has been addressed to create a safe environment where children will receive care.”
For immediate care that is not life threatening, Wake Forest Baptist is offering video visits for both adult and pediatric patients.
Those who wish to schedule a virtual visit need to have a mobile device or computer and should call 1-844-WF-TEL-ED (1-844-938-3533) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Providers will assess the patient’s needs via video and help them navigate the most appropriate next steps for care.
For life-threatening emergencies, people should always call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.