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Available Medical Care

Strong population growth in the most recent decade has led most of the region’s primary healthcare providers to expand services within Knightdale. While the closest 24-hour emergency room remains at WakeMed Health and Hospitals’ Raleigh campus, just five (5) miles west on US Business 64, both Rex Healthcare (affiliated with UNC Hospitals) and Duke University Health Systems have opened medical office buildings in Knightdale featuring urgent care and specialty care services. WakeMed Specialty Physicians has also brought Knightdale Medical (a formerly independent practice) into its fold, thereby also increasing their local presence.

Within Knightdale, citizens will find the following healthcare services:

  • WakeMed Primary Care (901 Old Knight Rd):
    • Ear, Nose & Throat; Head & Neck Surgery
    • Urology
    • Family Medicine
  • Duke Medicine (162 Legacy Oaks Drive):
    • Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Orthopedics
    • Physical Therapy
    • Primary Care
    • Urgent Care
  • Rex Healthcare (6602 Knightdale Boulevard):
    • Family Practice
    • Urgent Care
    • Lab Services
    • Radiology
    • Wound Healing Center
    • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Independent Services:
    • Pediatrics
    • Express Care
    • Family Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Vein Care
    • Orthopedics
    • Optometry
    • Physical Therapy

In the event that medical services cannot be found within Knightdale, the WakeMed Raleigh campus is just a short drive away at 3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610. WakeMed Raleigh is the home of Wake County’s designated trauma center as well as Wake County’s only certified Primary Stroke Center, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Inpatient Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Level IV Intensive Care Unit.

The WakeMed Raleigh campus has grown substantially over the last two (2) decades, bringing state of the art care to Knightdale’s back door. WakeMed’s Heart Center features a congestive heart failure program, cardiac rehabilitation, emergency care, chest pain observation units, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular testing. Family members of heart patients are also offered the added service of onsite hotel rooms. The Neurosciences division provides primary and interventional stroke programs such as the TIA Center, neurodiagnostics, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neuro-vascular surgery, rehabilitation, advanced neuroscience nursing care, spinal surgery, diagnosis of neurological disorders and a dedicated concussion clinic. Orthopedics covers back, neck and spine issues; shoulder and elbow problems; hand and wrist; hip and knee; sports medicine; rehabilitation and children’s bone and joint ailments. Meanwhile, the Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace offers a neonatal intensive care unit, mother’s milk bank, and birth and parent education. 84 beds are devoted to most comprehensive rehabilitation hospital in the area, covering comprehensive inpatient rehab for patients of all ages, including those who have been subjected to strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord problems. Other services at the WakeMed Raleigh campus include a day surgical center, imaging services, laboratory services, endoscopy, corporate wellness services, diabetes management and home health.

Perhaps the most significant recent development at WakeMed’s Raleigh campus has been the opening of the Children’s Hospital. Completed in 2010, the Children’s Hospital will allow WakeMed to more effectively serve the over 143,000 North Carolina children that come to it each year. In addition to previously mentioned services, the Children’s Hospital also offers a children’s emergency department, children’s diabetes and endocrinology program, asthma program, cardiology, radiology, and numerous education programs for all family members.

Just a short distance further (7.5 miles from Knightdale) is the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus. The programs offered here complement and sometimes overlap services available at WakeMed. In addition to their emergency department and general surgical services, Duke Raleigh offers a certified Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Cardiovascular Center, a Diabetes Center, a Wound Healing Center, an Orthopedic Center, a Pain Clinic, a Sleep Lab, a neurosciences program, a rehabilitation program featuring the “Homeward Bound Gym”, imaging services and weight loss surgical procedures; all backed by one of the country’s best health systems.

Finally, Rex Hospital is 12 miles from Knightdale and is affiliated with UNC Health Care. Rex has been providing health care to citizens of Wake County for over 110 years. In addition to being the home of the area’s largest Birth/Women’s centers, Rex Hospital offers emergency care, a certified Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Diabetes Education Center, a Pain Management Center, a Wellness Center, a Heartburn Center, a Sleep Disorders Center, radiology and mammography services, laboratory and blood services, heart and vascular programs, pediatrics, orthopedics, wound healing services, rehabilitation services and surgical weight loss services.