We understand that it's important to stay in touch with friends and family members during your stay at UNC REX. We also know the value and additional comfort that entertainment provides while you are away from home.

UNC REX offers a variety of media resources for use by patients and their families.

In-Room Phones and Cell Phone Usage

Telephones are located in each patient room, with the exception of Critical/Intensive Care rooms.

To make calls inside the hospital (‘784’ prefix), just dial the last four digits of the number. To make a local call, dial ‘9’ followed by the number. Long distance calls must be charged to a personal calling card. Dial ‘0’ for a UNC REX operator who can assist you in making long distance calls.

TDD (telecommunication device) and telephones equipped with volume amplifiers are available upon request.

Internet Access

Free wireless internet is available to patients and visitors.

The network name is ‘iloverex’. No password is needed.

Please note that this is a non-secure network, separate from the hospital’s secure internal network.

While using the public wifi network at UNC REX, please browse responsibly. UNC REX prohibits accessing, viewing, displaying, downloading, and/or copying offensive or inappropriate material while on the UNC REX Internet network.

UNC REX cannot provide or loan laptops or computers to visitors or patients. Please also be aware that our Information Technology Department cannot provide technical support for non-Rex laptops and computers.


Televisions are located in each patient room, with the exception of Critical/Intensive Care rooms.


Newspaper stands are located on each patient floor, in the elevator lobbies.

They are also located on the second floor near the main lobby and on the first floor near the Birth Center lobby.

The Audio Newspaper Service (radio reading service) is available through your patient television on channel 25.

Books and Magazines

The Korner Gift Shop, adjacent to the Patient Tower lobby, carries a selection of magazines and books for purchase.

Additionally, UNC REX offers two libraries for use by patients and visitors.

  • UNC REX Cancer Resource Center – located on the second floor of the UNC REX Cancer Center: 919-784-1641
  • UNC REX Medical Library – located on the first floor near the Courtyard Cafe: 919-784-3032

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