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City of Medicine

Some may be familiar with Durham's start as a tobacco town or the popular nickname "Bull City," but today Durham is also referred to as the City of Medicine.

Durham's identity as a healthcare leader traces back to 1906, when Durham pharmacists Germain Bernard and C.T. Council developed BC Headache Powder. In the century that followed, healthcare has become Durham's largest employment cluster – nearly one in three people in Durham works in a health-related field, and more than 300 medical and health-related companies, medical practices, weight management centers, and pharmaceutical research organizations are located here, with a combined payroll exceeding $1.2 billion.

Today, Durham continues to earn its name as the City of Medicine because it has:

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Select Specialty Hospital - Durham, Inc.

  • 3643 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 470-9159
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Select Specialty Hospital is part of a network of over 100 long-term acute care hospitals providing comprehensive, specialized care for high-acuity patients who need more time to recover after …

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Target Clinic

  • 4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 765-0008
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Minute Clinic, for non emergencies.

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VA Outpatient Clinic

  • 1824 Hillandale Rd
  • I-85 Exit 174A
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 383-6107
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

These two clinics provide primary care, behavioral health, lab work, prescriptions, ambulatory care, and health administration services to veterans.

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Veritas Collaborative Adult Hospital

  • 615 Douglas St, Ste 500
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 908-9730
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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Veritas Collaborative Child & Adolescent Hospital

  • 4024 Stirrup Creek Dr
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 908-9730
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

An in-patient eating disorder treatment center for children, adolescents, and adults.

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