Phone Number and Hours

(919) 969-9611

Fax: (919)969-9615


300 Market Street Suite 112
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4493

Open Monday through Friday
Urgent Care from 7:30AM-8:00AM and 5:00PM-5:30PM
Walk-In Clinic from 8:00AM-9:00AM
*Symptoms fewer than 24hrs, minor illnesses: pinkeye, ear pain, sore throat, etc.
Saturdays from 8:00AM-1:00PM
We stay open through lunch every day!


  • Our family just got its flu shots today.  As always, Village Pediatrics was great!  Your flu clinics are so convenient and Rebecca is just the best.  She was so cheerful, quick, and efficient that the flu shot crying was minimal.  (Okay, maybe I cried a little bit.) You all are wonderful.  Please keep it up! Anonymous family and Village Pediatrics fans...Read more...


Bouncing Bulldogs triumph at the Apollo Theater in NY

Congratulations to the Bouncing Bulldogs on their two first place wins in the annual Double Dutch competition at the Apollo Theater in NY. Congratulations to coach Ray Fredrick for doing such an amazing job for so many years. This Double Dutch team is now recognized as the fastest speed competitors among the best jumpers in the world including Japan, France, Europe, and throughout the US.

Roses and Raspberries in 12/18/13 Chapel Hill News



All About Chiggers

Chiggers are a type of mite family that most commonly live in forests, grassy fields, forests, parks, and in moist areas around lakes or rivers. They are red in color and can only be seen in clusters since they only measure 1/150 of an inch.

Chiggers mainly like to attach to the ankle, groin, waistband, and armpit area. After crawling onto their hosts, they inject digestive enzymes into the skin that break down skin cells. They do not actually “bite,” but instead form a hole in the skin by chewing up tiny parts of the inner skin, thus causing severe irritation and swelling. The severe itching is accompanied by red, pimple-like bumps, hives, skin rash, or lesions on a sun-exposed area.

Prevention and Treatment

Insect repellents for skin: DEET

DEET is a very effective ingredient used to repel mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs. When using a product containing DEET, follow these precautions:

  • The percentage of DEET in a product tells you      how long it lasts, not how strong it is. Use a repellent with 30% DEET for      children and teens. 30% DEET protects for 6 hours. Use products containing      10% DEET if you only need protection for 2 hours. The AmericanAcademy      of Pediatrics has approved the use of 30% DEET or less for children over 2      months of age.
  • Do not use products with DEET in children      younger than 2 months old. Breast-feeding women may use DEET. DEET should      not be applied more than once per day.
  • Do not put too much repellent on. A total of      3 or 4 drops can protect the whole body.
  • Only put the repellent on exposed areas of      skin. Be careful not to get DEET on clothing. DEET can damage clothing      made of synthetic fibers, plastics (for example, eye glasses), and      leather. DEET can be used on cotton clothing.
  • Do not put DEET on the eyes or mouth. Don’t      put DEET on your child’s hands if your child sucks his thumb or fingers.
  • Don’t put any repellent on skin that is      sunburned or has a rash because the DEET is more easily absorbed in these      areas.
  • Remember to wash the repellent off with soap      and water when your child returns indoors.


Insect repellent for clothing: Permethrin

Permethrin is an insect repellent that is sprayed onto clothes. Duranon and Permanone Tick Spray are examples of products that contain permethrin. They are good for repelling mosquitoes and ticks. Apply permethrin to shirt sleeves, pants cuffs, shoes, and hats. You can also put it on other outdoor items (mosquito screen, sleeping bags). Do not put permethrin on skin because it does not work well on skin.

After returning from a chigger-infested area, launder the clothes in soapy, hot water. As soon as possible, take a good hot bath or shower and soap repeatedly. The chiggers may be dislodged, but you will still have the holes in your skin, causing the severe itch. Try not to scratch these areas. Scratching deep to remove these holes can cause secondary infections. For temporary relief of itching, apply ointments of benzocaine, 1% hydrocortisone, calamine lotion, New Skin, After Bite, baking soda paste, or others recommended by your pharmacist or medical doctor four times a day. You can also try home remedies, such as Vaseline, cold cream, baby oil, clear fingernail polish or by applying firm, sharp, direct, steady pressure to the bite for 10 seconds with a fingernail, pen cap, or other object.

 When to Call Your Healthcare Provider


  • A bite looks infected (red streaks, increased tenderness).

Call during office hours if:

  • Itching or pain is severe after treatment.
  • You have other questions or concerns.


Vaccines for Adolescents

If your child is 11 – 18 you have probably been blissfully free from bringing them to vaccination appointments for years now.  Well, it’s time to think about boosters again.  Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, meningitis, hepatitis B, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus are all diseases that your child may now be at greater risk for if his or her vaccinations are not up to date.  Check out the CDC’s recommendations, call us if you have questions, and schedule your child’s physical so we can update any vaccines that are needed.

Babysitting Training with Maria Mekeel, RN

This babysitting training course offers first aid and safety training, developmental guidelines, and marketing strategies to obtain babysitting jobs. Participants will receive course compeletion certificate in infant and child CPR basic instruction and skills. This class focuses on babysitting skills needed to safely babysit children ages 2 & up. The Fee is $68.00 per person and the class is aimed to children between the ages of 11-15. Light snacks and drinks provided.

Click on this link to view our flyer for the Infact CPR and First Aid classes!

Click on the link to view our flyer for the First Aid Classes!

Please register at Carrboro Parks and Rec  or by calling (919)-918- 7364

Babysitting Training  Classes Dates:

Carrboro Parks and Rec

Check Carrboro Parks and Rec for time and details (919)-918-7392

Cary Parks and Rec

Feb 28th & March 1st

April 10th & 11th

May 16th & 17th

Chapel Hill Parks and Rec

June 12th & 13th

(919)- 969-4889

Briar Chapel Club House

March 14th & 15th

(919) 240-4624

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center

Click on this link to be redirected to the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center website and learn more about the center!

 Maria Mekeel RN


Appointment Policies

We understand that emergencies happen now and then making it impossible to keep your obligations.  We try to keep our schedule open to children who need acute care, and an unexpected cancellation can mean that another sick child must wait longer to be seen than was really necessary.  For this reason, we have enacted a “no-show policy”.  If you are unable to keep your child’s appointment and did not give us 24 hours notice, there is no penalty the first time.  After the first no-show, you will be charged $25 and may be denied services until that fee has been paid.  After 3 no-shows, your family may be dismissed from our practice.  These occurrences are counted per family, not per child.

We also understand that it’s not easy getting your child to appointments on time.  One of the keys to reducing wait time is recognizing when a late patient must be rescheduled.  We want to treat every family fairly, and no one should have to wait extra time because the patient before them was late.  If you are more than 15 minutes late to your child’s appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.

Lost and Found

It’s easy to leave things behind at the pediatrician’s office, so we’re starting a “lost and found” on our webpage!  We try to keep everything that we find, so please check below to see if one of your child’s belongings is waiting to go home.

Once in a while we take all of our unclaimed items to the thrift store, so we’ll keep this list as up to date as possible.

Care of Your Child’s Cough and Congestion

1.  Over the counter cough and cold preparations are not effective and they are not safe in children under 6 years old.

2.  The following simple remedies can be very helpful:
a) Humidifier for the bedroom
b) Vick’s Rub – Apply to the feet and put on socks!
c) Homemade Cough Syrup:  2-3 ounces of warm water or decaf tea mixed with one tablespoon of honey. Give one teaspoon of mixture as needed.  Honey has no side effects, but is ONLY for children 12 months and older.
d) Saline spray or rinse, or Neti Pot for the the nose and sinuses
e) Warm shower

3.  Coughs that should be evaluated:
a) Dry, repetitive, irritating
b) Coughs with fever >101
c) Coughs without nasal congestion

4.  Your physician may recommend a prescription strength cough/cold medication if your child is over 3 years old – Use exactly as prescribed and do not combine with any other cough/cold products

New Preschool In Town!

Legacy Academy is currently accepting new students and has an amazing 24-infant capacity.   To learn more about Legacy Academy call 919-929-7060, or email

Flu Clinics Can Be Fun!

We have so much fun with our flu clinics!  We have face-painting, crafts, gift certificates, and  free smoothies.  Here’s some of the fun that we have had from our last year’s flu clinics.

The Noble Deuce

Deuce meets the Kross Family.

Mathnasium Wheel

Spin that wheel, Matthew!

The Burrell Family

Carolina Pride!

Deuce and Wyatt

Deuce Makes Another Friend!

Mathnasium is Coming to Village Peds!

Have you heard of Mathnasium?  Mathnasium is a learning center focused on giving individual math instruction in a group setting for students in grades 2 to 12.  Their specialty is teaching something called “Number Sense”, the ability to think mathematically.  Sounds cool, right?  If you’d like to learn more about Mathnasium, please click on the link below!