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Burns Injury Resources – McAllen & Pharr Texas

If you have suffered a burn in Hidalgo County, you need to seek medical attention immediately. If you are alone or feel the burn is severe, we advise that you call 911 immediately. Otherwise, read on for more options…

Burn injuries are often long lasting in their consequences and there is much more to recovery than initial surgery, which is often focused on preserving life and preventing potential infection. In McAllen and outlying districts there are a number of medical organizations and institutions that are available to deal with a serious burns incident and accompanying injuries. The following resources are aimed at any victim of an accident who has been burned through no fault of their own.

mcallen-tx-ambulance-servicesAmbulance Services in McAllen

If you have been involved in a serious accident anywhere around McAllen, you will probably be taken to the nearest hospital with EMS / trauma services. There are several ambulance services in McAllen such as Lifeline RGV LLC,  Medex Transportation Services Inc. and Border Ambulance Services.

Hospitals With Emergency Medical Services in Pharr

  1. Rio Grande Regional Hospital is located at 101 East Ridge Road, McAllen. Phone: 956-632-6000. It is a general hospital with trauma / EMS services and may be your first port of call after a burns injury in Mc Allen.
  2. McAllen Heart Hospital tends to provide specialist cardiology (heart surgery) treatment but also has a trauma unit that would deal with a burns emergency. The hospital is located at 1900 S D St, McAllen. Phone: 956-994-2000
  3. McAllen Medical Center is located at 301 W Expy 83, McAllen. Phone; 956-632-400. It is a general hospital which deals with 30,000 trauma cases very year and is the lead trauma hospital for accident victims in Hidalgo County.

Burns Injury Surgery Specialists

You may be advised to use a specialized burns unit in another South East Texas city like Corpus Christi or Galveston as even though all the main hospitals in McAllen deal with initial burns injury treatment, none of them have specialized burns units.

You will be advised of possible specialist burns treatment centers by a doctor at one of the hospitals above or your own doctor. One hospital that provides specialized burns surgery is the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. It and Shriner Hospital also have specialized pediatric units for child age burns victims.

Rehabilitation

You may be directed to seek long term rehabilitation at the Christus Spohn Health System which is located in Corpus Christi. The UTMB rehabilitation Center in Galveston already mentioned is further away from McAllen.

If you need a skin graft in McAllen, there is a dermatologist at 3100 Buddy Owens Ave, McAllen. Phone: 956-971-0404.

mc-allen-police-department-badgeMc Allen Police Department

The McAllen Police Department is located at 1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501. This is where you should go if you need a copy of a police report of an accident you were involved in.

Legal Help Near You

If you are badly burned in an accident that was not your fault, you will need expert legal help. Patino & Associates are McAllen & Pharr personal injury attorneys with long experience helping victims of accidents involving serious burn injuries. Call for a free consultation.