Adult and pediatric burn care in Indianapolis
Burns require immediate, comprehensive care. Whether burns are more severe or minor, we’re here with the care you need for your entire family. Specialists at the Ascension St. Vincent Burn Center deliver advanced critical care, comprehensive burn treatment, and reconstructive surgery. And we are the only burn center in Indianapolis that cares for adults and children – meaning children and parents will stay together if multiple family members need care.
At the burn center, our specialists provide 24/7 emergency care and outpatient care for adults and children with:
- Burns caused by fire, hot liquids, chemicals, electrical currents and other causes
- Soft tissue injuries and diseases
- Inhalation injuries
You will be cared for by a multispecialty care team with specialists from Ascension St. Vincent’s and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent’s. Our care team includes burn care specialists, infectious disease specialists, plastic surgeons specially trained in burn and trauma care, anesthesiologists, therapists, dietitians, mental health specialists, pediatric specialists and more. We work together to deliver care for the whole person – physically and emotionally.
Advanced care for burns
Getting timely and comprehensive care for burns is important. At our burn center, we deliver all the care you need for minor and severe burns, including:
- Complex wound care
- Emotional support
- Nutritional support
- Pain management
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Reconstructive and plastic surgery
- Scar treatments
- Skin grafts
- Support groups, including Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) and burn camps for children
Emergency and inpatient burn care for adults and children
Severe burns are an emergency. At Ascension St. Vincent Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, we deliver advanced care for first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree burns. When you come into the emergency room with a severe burn, your care team quickly assesses the degree of your burn. If your condition requires a stay in the hospital, our care team will be here to support you along the way. We connect you with specialists in critical care, plastic surgery and more. Together, we create a personalized care plan that focuses on helping you regain function, prevent infection, reduce scarring and manage your pain.
If you or your child has a traumatic burn or injury, know you are connected to the highest level of trauma care in our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. And if your burn requires surgery, reconstructive and plastic surgeons are ready to deliver advanced surgical care.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911.
Outpatient burn care
The Ascension St. Vincent Burn Center Clinic also delivers care for adults and children in our outpatient clinic. We provide same-day care for burns that do not require emergency care and follow-up care while you or your child is recovering. If your burn is more severe, you can be transferred to the inpatient burn unit at Ascension St. Vincent. Your care team can also connect you with specialists in plastic surgery, physical therapy, child life specialists and more. We also understand how burns can change daily life and affect emotional health. Your care team connects you with mental health specialists to help you cope during your recovery.
Refer or transfer a patient
Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To make a referral or transfer a patient, please call 317-338-5000.