Orange County residents have access to top quality medical services. According to the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research, there are more than 1,200 physicians in Orange County (94.4 physicians per 10,000/population).
The county is served by UNC Hospitals, a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. The Hospitals’ mission is to provide high quality patient care, to educate health care professionals, to advance research and to provide community service.
UNC Hospitals opened in September 1952 under the name North Carolina Memorial Hospital. In May 1989, the N.C. General Assembly created the University of North Carolina Hospitals entity as a unifying organization to govern constituent hospitals and to project a modern and accurate identity for the hospitals of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC Hospitals includes:
The Orange County Health Department provides services that promote and protect public health and the environment and ensures residents access to health services and information. The department provides the following Health Care Services: