Burn Concern Support Group

Recovering from a severe burn injury can take a physical and emotional toll. The West Penn Burn Concern Support Group is an all-volunteer, peer-based group founded by burn survivors and their loved ones. We offer lifelong support for people dealing with burns or skin disorders that resemble burns, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

About the burn concern support group

Meetings are open to current and past West Penn Burn Center patients. We offer a safe place to share personal accounts of survival, recovery, and reintroduction into work and life. Read the founding directors’ patient stories.

We offer:

  • In-person support
  • Phone-in support

In-person support

Our support groups meet monthly. Participation in the group is always voluntary. We meet:

  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Date: Third Saturday of each month
  • Location: West Penn Burn Center, North Tower, second floor conference room

Phone-in support

If you’re unable to attend a support group session, you can call a conference line to participate in the meeting from home or another location. To participate via phone:

Call (724) 444-7444.
After the prompt, enter code 123574#.
Enter 1#.

Contact us

Call (412) 578-5273 to speak to a specialist at the West Penn Burn Center inpatient unit. Call (412) 578-5120 for the outpatient clinic.

Find us

West Penn Hospital
North Tower, Second Floor
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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