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The Burn Center accepts military and civilians

Referring a Patient

Inpatient Referral

We accept civilian patients from across the state of Texas. Call the MEDCOM referral line at 800-247-6428 to talk to the on-call burn surgeon, 24/7.

As the only Burn Center in the Department of Defense, we accept US military patients, their family members, retirees, and (in coordination with the VA) US military veterans from around the world.

Inpatient Admission Criteria

  1. Partial thickness burns greater than 10% total body surface area (TBSA).
  2. Burns that involve the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum, or major joints.
  3. Third degree burns in any age group.
  4. Electrical burns, including lightning injury.
  5. Inhalation injury (including toxic industrial chemicals and carbon monoxide)
  6. Burn injury in patients with preexisting medical disorders that could complicate management, prolong recovery, or affect mortality.
  7. Any patient with burns and concomitant trauma (such as fractures) in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality. In such cases, if the trauma poses the greater immediate risk, the patient may be initially stabilized in a trauma center before being transferred to a burn unit. Physician judgment will be necessary in such situations and should be in concert with the regional medical control plan and triage protocols.
  8. Burn injury in patients who will require special social, emotional, or rehabilitative intervention.
  9. Non-burn problems. The USAISR Burn Center also cares for the following burn-like conditions:
    1. Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome / Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    2. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)
    3. Other desquamating skin diseases
    4. Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    5. Complex degloving wounds

Outpatient Referral

Please call STRAC at 210-233-5815 to request an Outpatient Burn Clinic Referral.

After this referral is made, the patient may call the Burn Clinic at 210-916-9116 to schedule an outpatient appointment.

Please bring valid identification and insurance information to the appointment.

A background check is required for entry onto Department of Defense facility. If there is concern the patient will not be able to achieve this, please call the clinic during business hours (210-916-9116) before coming to the appointment.

Outpatient Burn Clinic

Burn OR Team

The Outpatient Burn Clinic provides comprehensive outpatient treatment of military and civilian patients with minor burns, as well as follow-up care for patients who were admitted to the Burn Center with more significant injuries. The Outpatient Burn Clinic provides wound care, physical and occupational therapy, psychosocial care, and patient education.


The Outpatient Burn Clinic staff consists of a team of highly experienced burn professionals. The team includes burn surgeons, surgical physician assistants, nurses, therapists, and technicians all specializing in various aspects of comprehensive burn care.

Contact Information

Office phone: 210-916-9116
Fax number: 210-916-9678


4th floor of the COTO building (above the Emergency Department) in the Brooke Army Medical Center.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Patient Initial Appointment

Patients being seen for the first time should arrive 20 minutes early to ensure that the necessary paperwork is completed.