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In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
To refer a patient to West Penn Burn Center 24/7 call 412.578.5273. See American Burn Association criteria for when patients should be referred to an ABA/ACS-verified burn center. West Penn Burn Center is the only burn center in the region that is ABA/ACS-verified to care for pediatric as well as adult patients.
Established in 1969, West Penn Burn Center has been the region’s leading burn center and is the only burn center in southwestern Pa. verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for care of both adult and pediatric burn patients - and the only burn center in Pennsylvania to earn ABA/ACS verification five times.
Only burn centers that provide the highest quality of patient care and meet the ABA’s demanding standards for personnel, facilities, clinical resources and medical care services (just 60 nationwide) earn this verification.
Burn patients are admitted directly to West Penn Burn Center's state-of-the-art inpatient Burn Unit and stay in the Burn Unit from admission until discharge; they are followed up in our Outpatient Burn Clinic adjacent to the Burn Unit. Learn more about West Penn Burn Center:
- Our Team
- Our Facilities and Services
- Outpatient Burn Clinic
- Our Vision
- Our Verification Honors
- Special Programs for Our Pediatric Patients
- Educational Programs and Courses:
- Staying Safe
- West Penn Burn Center History
- In an Emergency
- Give Support
- Contact Us
West Penn Burn Center is located on the second floor of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital at
4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Ambulance entrance is on S. Millvale Ave. between Liberty and Friendship avenues - see map
For helicopter transport, contact LifeFlight control:
#LIFE (cellular) (#5433)
Information for Patients
To schedule an appointment in our Outpatient Burn Clinic, or to ask a nonurgent question about burn care, please call 412.578.0282.
West Penn Burn Center's special programs for our school-age patients include:
Our organization also offers a Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital.
Information that may be helpful to all burn survivors can be found online at:
Information for Doctors
West Penn Burn Center is an ABA/ACS-verified burn center.
For referral criteria, please read the American Burn Association guidelines.
To schedule an appointment for your patient in the Outpatient Burn Clinic, call 412.578.0282.
To learn about our burn care/ burn prevention Outreach Programs, call 412.578.5295.
West Penn Burn Center provides numerous educational opportunities for physicians, including:
We welcome professionals from around the corner to around the world who would like to learn more about burn care and prevention at West Penn Burn Center.