What to Expect
- Generally, the physician currently treating you will refer you to our Center for specialized care. You can also make an appointment directly.
- When you call for your first appointment, we'll ask you a few questions about your wound and your overall health.
- Before you begin your treatment, our team of doctors and nurses will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history. This will help us determine the underlying cause of the wound. When we know what the underlying cause is, we can prevent the progression of the current wound and decrease the likelihood of future wounds.
- Tests may be conducted to tell us more about your blood flow and tissue oxygenation, as well as to determine if there's any infection present.
- Together with your physician, we'll develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your unique needs. While you are cared for at the Wound Healing Center, you will learn about the prevention of future wounds. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the Center. Your progress will be documented in detail and care will be adjusted as necessary.
- We will be in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you'll return to your doctor for follow-up care. You'll continue with your doctor for any related ailments, such as diabetes and hypertension.
What to Bring to Your First Appointment
- A list of any medications you're currently taking
- A list any allergies you have that you’re aware of
- Your medical records, including x-rays if you have them
- Insurance forms or cards
Most treatment options are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans.
The Wound Healing Center uses a holistic approach in the care and treatment of wounds. There are a number of benefits associated with specialized wound healing treatments, including:
The Wound Healing Center is licensed as part of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Patients seeking care at this hospital-based clinic may receive a separate billing for a facility-fee. This fee could result in higher out-of-pocket expenses for patients.
- Clinically trained caregivers
- Evidence-based treatment procedures
- Individualized treatment for each patient
- Advanced wound healing technology