Regional Burn Center
Trust UC San Diego Health Burn Center to help heal your burns, prevent infection, recover and support your return to everyday activities.
Helping patients heal emotionally and physically from mild, severe or life-threatening burn injuries is a top commitment of our multidisciplinary team.
Our center is a nationally recognized leader in burn injury research and innovative treatments that improve patient outcomes. We treat people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Pediatric & Adult Burn Center
Look to UC San Diego Health for high-quality care that meets American Burn Association (ABA) and American College of Surgeons (ACS) national requirements. Our burn center is the only one in the region to be verified by the two groups as a pediatric and adult burn center.
Expect us to provide the best possible care, recovery, rehabilitation and support for people who sustained burns and associated wounds. We care for all residents of San Diego and Imperial counties who have experienced major or minor burns and critical soft tissue conditions. Each year, our team treats approximately 450 patients, including infants and children, and hundreds more on an outpatient basis in the burn clinics.
Assistance for Burns
Comprehensive Burn Care
Get access to leading-edge treatments, advanced diagnostics and surgical techniques at our burn center for major or minor burns and wounds. You’ll benefit from services that help you heal emotionally and physically from mild, severe and life-threatening burns.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care
Depending on the severity of your burn, you may need the following:
- Inpatient care: Stay in the hospital overnight or longer for treatment, monitoring, and pain management.
- Outpatient care: Return home after visiting the facility for care and treatment.
Your Burn Care Experts
Benefit from a collaborative team that puts your needs first. Your care team may include medical providers with advanced training in the following:
- Behavioral and mental health
- Children's health (pediatrics)
- Pain management
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Social work services
- Wound care
Leaders in Burn Injury Research
For nearly 40 years, UC San Diego Health's Regional Burn Center has made notable advances in burn treatment and remains a leader in burn injury research. At the forefront of basic, translational and clinical science research, we continuously increase our understanding of how to care for burn injuries and dramatically improve patient outcomes.