The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz in metro Denver is Colorado’s premier burn center since 1976. We are one of 54 American Burn Association(ABA) verified locations in the United States and we are the only ABA verified burn center in Colorado.
Our burn center model provides inpatient and outpatient services in one location. For patients, this means a seamless transition through their entire burn and frostbite recovery.
- Inpatient Burn Center hours – 24 hours a day
- Outpatient Burn Center hours – 8am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Burn and Frostbite conditions treated
- Burns: chemical, electrical (including lightning strikes), thermal
- Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
- Frostbite – Frostbite patients receiving our innovative t-PA protocol had a digit amputation rate of 2% in 2014, compared to 31% amputation rate for patients who do not receive t-PA
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Soft tissue diseases (Darier’s Disease, epidermolysis bullosa, pemphigus vulgaris)
- Stevens – Johnson syndrome
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
The advantage of our multispecialty team
At the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus, a team of medical specialists work together to treat your unique burn and frostbite conditions. These 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 blend their expertise to maximize your recovery and your quality of life.
Refer your patient: call 1.844.285.4555
Referring physicians: please call us at any time.
A referral to the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center, regardless of size or type of injury, means that the patient will have access to our team of burn specialists including physical and occupation therapy, nutrition, psychology, and rehabilitation along with exposure to our SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) peer support program and assistance through our Burn Foundation and burn survivor community.
- 2nd-degree burns > 10 %
- Burns to face, hands, feet, perineum, major joints
- 3rd-degree burns
- Electrical burns
- Inhalation injury
- Chemical burns
- Pediatric burns (12 years and under or 40 kg and under go to Children’s Hospital Colorado)
- Burns with associated trauma
- Burns accompanied by pre-existing medical conditions
- Burns with special social, emotional, or rehabilitation needs
Burn support groups
The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite 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, contact our outreach coordinator at 720.848.6054.
Wound care videos for burn patients
NOTE: graphic images of wounds in these videos may be unsuitable for some viewers.
Dressing change videos
- Bacitracin & Xeroform on open areas of autograft
- Proper cleaning for infected partial thickness boot burn
- Autocraft covered with Medihoney adaptic dressing (1)
- Autograft covered with Medihoney adaptic dressing (2)
- Care of burn with protein build-up
- Xenograft care