University of North Carolina Health Care
The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. UNC Hospitals is a State designated and American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level I Trauma Center and ACS verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. We receive patients from all over the state of North Carolina who require the highest level of specialized care for adult and pediatric trauma. The UNC Trauma Program is a collaborative enterprise that incorporates the expertise of many different disciplines in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible for adult and pediatric trauma patients. In coordination with the Department of Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director, the Trauma Program establishes and maintains all protocols and guidelines involved in our trauma process.
Upcoming Programs & Events
The UNC Caregivers' Support Group's mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for caregivers. Learn more
The UNC Brain Injury Support Group's mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for survivors of brain injury as well as for their families, friends and caregivers. Call 919-966-5980 Learn more
NextSteps is an interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore the ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. NextSteps recognizes that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. It will help you take control of your situation and become more active in your recovery. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase self confidence and feelings of empowerment. NextSteps is not a substitute for medical care or individual counseling. It is designed to help you work with your doctors and others in your recovery. In NextSteps, you will work through a series of lessons and have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others who are facing similar challenges. You can do all of this, while working at your own pace and in your own surroundings. Learn more