The facility, temporarily located on East Franklin Street near the Estes Drive intersection, opened Monday, July 13.
“We really wanted to do something that would be a little more permanent,” said Meagan Barger, current executive director for CFTK.
“We were talking about different ways we could contribute, and the hospital really needed space to expand.”
Mike Steiner, UNC’s chief of general pediatrics, said the new facility will be easier for families to access and will allow for expansion of the hospital’s pediatric subspecialty clinics.
The two-year-old project stemmed from former CFTK executive director Liz Goslin’s conversations with hospital employees.
Steiner said one of the biggest concerns was how backed up the hospital’s primary care unit was.
“About 20 other clinics share that space where the primary care clinic was,” he said.
“The primary care clinic was using about a third of the space, so now there will be quite a bit more space for the subspecialty clinics.”