Outpatient Burn Clinic

The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center operates an outpatient clinic for children and adults. This clinic is separate from the inpatient Burn Center unit. The Burn Center Outpatient Clinic is located on the first floor of Memorial Hospital.  If you need a wheelchair or other assistance, please see the attendant at the entrance to the hospital.

Burn Clinic Schedule

Monday

1:00 - 3:00 PM
 

Tuesday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

 

Thursday

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Patients who are unable to get to the clinic during normal clinic hours should go to the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department for evaluation and treatment.

Making Appointments

Please have the following information available when calling for an appointment:

  1. Patient’s full name
  2. UNC Hospitals number, if the patient has been to UNC Hospitals before
  3. Date of birth
  4. Address
  5. Phone number
  6. Name of your family physician or primary care provider
  7. Name of the physician who referred you
  8. Insurance information

Burn Clinic appointments: Call 919-966-2225

What to Expect

When you come to the Burn Clinic, please bring the following items:

  • the patient’s plastic hospital card
  • medication that the patient is currently taking, especially pain and itching medication
  • any special garments or splints the patient is supposed to be wearing
  • a list of medicines you need
  • a list of questions you may have

Please plan for dressings to be changed during the clinic visit. This means you will not have to bathe or change the dressings at home on the day of your clinic visit. The Burn Team will want to look at the wounds to see how they are progressing.

If possible, please plan to take your appropriate pain medication close to the time of your appointment or when you check into the clinic. This will give the medication time to be working by the time you get placed in the room and your dressings are removed. If you are the patient and you are taking narcotics for pain relief, please plan to have someone drive you to your appointment.

Please let someone know if you need prescriptions for more medicines or dressing supplies. Clean dressings will be provided in the clinic and a 1-day supply can be given to patients.

While you are at the clinic or in the Burn Center, you can expect to see some or all of the following: physician assistants, medical students, occupational therapists, physical therapists, the rehabilitation counselor, surgeons and/or other members of the Burn Team. The social worker, financial counselor and other professionals are available as needed.

We strive to get patients through the follow-up visit as quickly as possible; however, the entire visit could take hours. So please come prepared to be here for an extended period of time. You might want to bring a snack or money in case you need something to eat while you are here.

Pediatric Patient Information

We recommend that you bring something familiar to your child to play with during the visit, as well as a snack. We want your child to be as comfortable as possible while you are in the clinic. We realize that most children are not fond of medical visits, so whatever you can do to make your child feel safe while visiting our clinic will make the experience more positive for everyone.

Driving Directions and Parking at UNC Hospitals

A parking deck is located across the street from the hospital. If you cannot walk to the hospital, a shuttle bus is available from the parking garage to the front door of the hospital. In front of the hospital, there is also space for passenger drop off or valet parking services. Be prepared to pay for the parking: $1.25 for an hour or a fraction thereof, $8 maximum for a full day.

Valet Parking is available to all patients and visitors to any of the Hospitals. It is located at the front door of the North Carolina Memorial Hospital entrance. The cost for valet parking is $10.

Handicapped Parking is also available for up to four hours in any of the Handicapped Parking spaces located directly in front of the entrance to each hospital building. Additional handicapped spaces are located in the Dogwood Parking Decks. Handicapped-accessible shuttles service these spaces. If you need assistance from the parking deck, please contact the attendant via the call box phones.