Raleigh Medical Resources

Maybe you’ve just separated and have moved to the Raleigh area and are in need of a dentist, pediatrician, or primary care physician in your neighborhood. Or maybe you are a Raleigh resident struggling with depression or other emotional issues related to your separation. You may even be frantically searching for an urgent care facility for a sick child in the middle of the night. Either way you will be happy to know that some outstanding hospitals, medical facilities, and doctors’ offices are located here. This article will provide a list of medical resources that can be helpful for a recently separated or divorced person or parent.


Hospitals and Urgent Care Facilities

 Whether you are looking for an urgent care center to help you diagnose a stomach bug, or if you are in need of serious medical treatment, there are plenty of options in this area. Here we will give you a rundown of the major hospitals and facilities, where they are located, and if they specialize in a particular medical field.

If you have moved to Raleigh after a divorce, and have children, it may be useful to check out these resources in advance, just so you know exactly where you need to go in case of an emergency. Often it can be stressful for a single parent to deal with a health crisis, so knowing the available resources in advance can certainly help.


Rex Healthcare

Rex Hospital’s main campus is located near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, and the North Carolina Museum of Art, at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail and Blue Ridge Road. It is easily accessible from I-40, I-440, and Wade Avenue. Rex has dozens of other healthcare centers in the Raleigh area.

Rex offers many services, a few of which are listed below:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Birth Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Diabetes Education Center
  • Emergency Services
  • Heartburn Center
  • Pain Management Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Disorders Centers
  • Surgery Centers
  • Would Healing Center

Rex offers many more services, so if you are looking for treatment for something in particular, check out their website to see if they offer what you are in need of.  Rex also provides various classes on childbirth related topics, general wellness, pulmonary issues, classes devoted to joint replacement, fitness, aquatics, CPR classes, and Diabetes classes.

Rex conveniently offers online patient services that allow your visit to the hospital to go as smooth as possible. You can pay bills online, and you can also complete pre-registration online which facilitates the registration process when you arrive.

Rex Hospital accepts many forms of insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For a complete list of acceptable insurance carriers, consult this list.


WakeMed Health and Hospitals

WakeMed’s main hospital is located near downtown Raleigh, off of New Bern Avenue, and they have satellite offices in a dozen locations in and around Raleigh. The main hospital is a large facility, boasting 870 beds and offering many services including cardiac rehab, heart and vascular, neurosciences, and concussion services among many others.

WakeMed also offers a wide variety of health education classes, seminars, screenings, and community events. They offer support groups for many people, including but not limited to amputees, those with brain injuries, spinal chord injuries, and those who have suffered a stroke. They also offer basic childbirth, breastfeeding, and CPR classes among others.


Duke Health

Duke Hospital is probably the most well-known hospital system in the area. The main campus is an award-winning medical facility that also serves as an academic hospital and is located in Durham, on North Roxboro Road. It has even been named one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.

The services offered at Duke Hospital and it’s affiliate locations are too many too list, and people travel from all over the country to seek medical attention at Duke. Quite notably, Duke boasts an extensive list of clinical trials, where patients can gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Clinical trials are available to those struggling with breast cancer, lung cancer, ADHD, heart failure, infectious disease, and AIDS to name a few.

Duke accepts most insurance carriers and also offers online services that allow patients to make appointments, see lab results, and pay bills on a secure website.


UNC Healthcare

Similar to Duke Health, UNC Hospitals known for receiving major awards and accolades. UNC Healthcare recently garnered special attention for performing the first auditory brain stem implant in a child, essentially allowing a deaf child to hear for the first time. Like Duke Healthcare, UNC’s hospital is an academic hospital affiliated with UNC’s School of Medicine and has many satellite locations.

UNC Healthcare offers a broad range of programs and services, addressing everything from bipolar disease, to eating disorders, and severe burns to name a few. They accept most insurance plans, to view a complete list of accepted carriers see the list on their website.


Urgent Care Facilities

Should you be in need of urgent care, there are many locations around Raleigh:


Finding a Doctor (Dentists, Primary Care, and Pediatricians, etc.)

To find the right caregiver for you, first check to see which practices your insurance provider covers. If you are unsure about the reputation for a specific office or caregiver, try reading reviews online at Yelp or Google, utilize Angie’s List, or simply ask around. Often the best healthcare referrals come from people who have experienced the same health issue as you. Another great way to find a suitable physician is to ask your current physician if he recommends a particular practice or office in the Raleigh area.

Raleigh has many experienced physicians, dentists, orthodontists, and other healthcare professionals with offices scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. Here, we will provide a list of offices in some of Raleigh’s most popular neighborhoods.


Downtown Raleigh and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Downtown Dental

This office has been open since July of 2012 and is in the heart of downtown. If you work downtown, getting here for a routine cleaning is very convenient. They perform dental exams, x-rays, fillings, crowns, veneers, and other dental services.


St. Mary’s Family Dentistry

This office is a local favorite, and is located across from Broughton High School, near downtown Raleigh. They specialize in general dentistry, preventive care, and cosmetic dentistry.


Oberlin Road Pediatrics

This pediatrician practice is located on Oberlin Road, not far from Cameron Village. They are taking new patients, including newborns, and offer many pediatric services from immunizations, to a walk-in sick clinic, and evening and weekend appointments for acutely sick patients.


Vijay Patel Family Medicine – Primary Care

Dr. Patel has been practicing medicine in the Triangle area for 15 years, and his office is conveniently located on Glenwood avenue, above Sushi Blues Restaurant and the Hibernian Pub.


North Hills Neighborhood

North Hills Dentistry

Located on Barrett Drive, this office provides general dentistry services as well as cosmetic dentistry and TMJ treatments.


Renaissance Dental Center

This practice boasts advanced technology and offers many services, including sedation dentistry, dental cleanings and exams, x-rays, and special services for seniors.


Zaytoun Orthodontics

This family run practice has been running since 1959 and provided thousands of Raleigh residents with orthodontia. These orthodontists are experienced, family friendly, and have access to cutting edge technology.


Duke Health – Primary Care and Pediatrics

A satellite office of renowned Duke hospital is located on Wake Forest Road, near North Hills. This office provides primary care, internal medicine, and pediatrics services.


North Raleigh Area

Wainright & Wassel DDS

Located in North Raleigh off of Falls of the Neuse Road, this practice offers all general dentistry needs as well as sedation dentistry, orthodontic aligners, and other more complex services.


North Raleigh Pediatrics

This office can be found on Stonehenge drive and handles almost all pediatric needs, including ADD/ADHD and immunizations as well as an allergy lab and asthma clinic.


Rex Family Practice of Wakefield

This office has 10 physicians that can assist with various medical needs. They provide primary care services as well as pediatric services and women’s heath services. This office is located in North Raleigh, off of Falls of the Neuse Road.


Emotional Health Services

If you have recently been divorced or separated, you may be in need of specialized services like counseling or therapy to help cope with depression or other emotional needs.


Aspire Counseling Group

This office is located near downtown Raleigh, on St. Mary’s Street. There are eight therapists that work out of this office, specializing in separation and divorce support, women’s issues, substance abuse, couples therapy, family counseling, and depression and anxiety help.


Touchstone Counseling

Dr. Cynthia Hughes is a licensed psychotherapist who can provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has been practicing in this field since 1989 and can help provide support and guidance to those experiencing a challenging situation.


Triangle Divorce/Separation Support Group

This group provides connections with others coping with divorce, separation or other spousal issues. The group advertises many activities and outing such as happy hours and dinner meetings. Some of the activities are kid-friendly which can provide your child with the opportunity to meet others their age going through the same thing. If you are unsure if you want to join, feel free to drop in on one of their events and try it out first.

There are plenty of private practice professionals trained to help with your emotional needs in Raleigh. As with locating a physician, start with your insurance provider and see if counseling or therapy services could be covered. If not, most therapy and counseling offices charge an hourly rate. Your attorney should be able to provide you with a referral if you have trouble locating the right practitioner for you or your child.