• University Pediatrics at Highgate

    Exceptional Care for Your Children Every Step of the Way.

    Where little things matter most.

  • University Pediatrics at Highgate

    Exceptional Care for Your Children Every Step of the Way.

    Accepting new patients.

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University Pediatrics at Highgate

University Pediatrics at Highgate in Durham NC is committed to providing excellent comprehensive medical care to a diverse population of children and young adults from birth to college age, including children with chronic medical conditions and special needs. Our philosophy in practicing pediatrics involves a close partnership with our patients and their caregivers to promote a healthy lifestyle and a nurturing environment for all children.

We are dedicated to treating the whole child by recognizing the interplay between physical, emotional and developmental needs. Compassionate, child-centered care is our mission.

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  • Immunizations
  • Physicals for camp, school and sports
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Well-child visits
  • Care of ADHD and ADD
  • Management of chronic conditions

Helpful Information

University Pediatrics at Highgate: Newborn Guide

Newborn Care: a Guide for Parents

Heading home with your newborn, our guide will help you answer some common questions.

University Pediatrics at Highgate: Vaccination Schedule

Vaccination Schedule

A helpful guide to planning your child’s immunizations from birth to 6 years of age.

Hours and Locations

Meet Our Team

For Patients


To make an appointment, please call (919) 806-3335.

Insurance Plans

To ensure you can get the care you need, UNC Physician Network practices participate in a wide range of health plans and accepts most major insurance providers; however, it is important that you contact your insurance provider before receiving treatment to verify that you have full coverage. You should also determine your individual plan requirements regarding referrals, authorizations and co-pay/deductible amounts. View a list of our health plans accepted.


You can request prescription refills or submit questions to your physician regarding your medication by using our online patient portal. If you do not have a My UNC Chart account and you need a refill, contact your pharmacist before your supply runs out. This allows ample time for the pharmacist to obtain approval from the physician to prepare your medication. Refills are not handled after hours or on weekends. If you have any questions about your medication, or if you're experiencing difficulty taking your medications, bring it to the attention of your pharmacist and our clinic.