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Burn Care

The emergency care services at UCHealth's front range facilities - Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver, and Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs - are well-equipped to treat minor burns.

If your burn injury requires additional assessment by a burn specialist, a consultation will be made to the Region’s top outpatient burn center at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. 

A referral may be made to our Burn Clinic or if hospital admission is necessary, arrangements will be made for a seamless transfer of care to our burn center.  

Referral critiera:
  • 2nd degree burns > 10 %
  • Burns to face, hands, feet, perineum, major joints
  • 3rd degree burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Inhalation injury
  • Chemical burns
  • Pediatric burns—12 and under or 40 kg and under go to Children’s Hospital
  • Burns with associated trauma
  • Burns accompanied by pre-existing medical conditions
  • Burns with special social, emotional, or rehabilitation needs

American Burn Association

The Burn Center at University of Colorado Hospital

Patients at the University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center in metro Denver often experience faster healing with less pain and fewer complications than at other centers. We have the experience and expertise to meet the complex needs of patients coping with burn, trauma, and other serious skin conditions.

Burn care verified. We have been Colorado’s premier burn center since 1976 and Verified by the American Burn Association as a center of excellence since 1998. 

This designation highlights the care of our multidisciplinary burn team to achieve optimal patient outcomes for return to both physical and psychological health.

For Physicians

  • To refer a patient call 877-422-3648 (24/7)

  • To send images to a burn expert call 720-848-2828








The advantage of a multi-specialty team

At the UCH Burn Center, you have access to a team of specialists from different areas who work together to treat your unique needs.

Teams are made up of surgeons, registered nurses, burn technicians, psychiatrists, and pharmacists. Additional staff members include social workers, caseworkers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. These professionals combine their expertise to maximize your recovery and your quality of life.

Connect to the Burn Community

Our Burn Center offers many resources to facilitate emotional healing post burn injury including Burn Support Group, Survivor Peer Support through the Phoenix Society SOAR Program, and Outreach and Prevention volunteer opportunities.

To connect to our Burn Community  - Like us on Facebook or contact our outreach coordinator at 720-848-6054.

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