Treating All Types of Frostbite

To refer a frostbite patient or if you are concerned about your own frostbite injury, please call:


A burn charge nurse answers this number 24-hours a day.

Frostbite is a rare and debilitating condition. Treating frostbite needs health care from experts so patients can achieve the best results. University of Utah Health's Burn Center provides expert care in frostbite management.

In addition to inpatient and on-site management of frostbite, we provide a consultation service through our telemedicine program to help ensure our patients receive optimal care.

Frostbite can lead to long-term disability if left untreated. Our frostbite specialists treat patients with a multidisciplinary approach bringing together surgeons, wound care specialists, physical therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, and social workers dedicated to providing the best outcomes possible for the patient.

Where Do We Care For Patients With Frostbite?

We treat patients with frostbite at University of Utah Hospital

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Nicolas Stacy Alcantera, frostbite survivor

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Strength, the desire to see his family, and a couple of friendly skiers—that’s what 17-year-old Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara credits for being alive today. The Fresno, California, native became stranded in Utah’s mountains for 30 hours during a bitterly cold night in January. He planned to hike from Millcreek Canyon to Snyderville, but plans changed when the weather took a turn. That’s when reality set in for the teenager—and he found the courage to survive.

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