Wound Care Center
At Highpoint Health's Wound Care Center patients are provided with advanced care in treating chronic and non-healing wounds. Many people, especially the elderly and/or individuals with diabetes, have sores, cuts or open areas of skin that will not heal properly. Collectively, these breaks in the skin are called wounds.
What are some of the common diagnoses?
- Venous Insufficiency (leg swelling with open wounds)
- Arterial Insufficiency (poor circulation)
- Pressure Ulcers
- Diabetic/Neuropathic Ulcers
- Lymphedema (leg swelling)
- Wounds that have not healed in 4 weeks or longer
- Ostomy care
What can I expect during a visit to the Wound Care Center?
A team of healthcare specialists will work with you during your wound care treatment. This team is comprised of a Physician, Registered Nurse, and Dietitian. The team will evaluate you, determine the type of wound, coordinate your individual plan of care and explain ways to promote healing.
Your specialized plan of care and treatment may include:
- Wound Cleansing (Sharp or Mechanical Debridement)
- Dressing Changes
- Compression Therapy
- Total Contact Casting
- Wound VAC System
- Nutrition Assessment
- Regular Visits to the Wound Care Center
Throughout your treatment, the wound care team will communicate with your physician about your care and explain ways to safely continue and improve your daily activities.
Your physician at the Wound Care Center may also refer you for additional care, treatment or services including:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Vascular Testing
- Home Health Care
- Infectious Disease Specialist
- Diabetes Education Classes provided by Certified Diabetes Educators
Whom can I contact regarding a problem wound?
If you have a wound that is not healing properly, getting worse, or causing discomfort or pain, please contact your Primary Care Physician. A physician’s referral is required before you can be scheduled for an appointment at the Highpoint Health Wound Care Center.
Left without appropriate clinical treatment, wounds can worsen resulting in localized or widespread infection.
What do I need to bring on my first visit?
You will need to bring the following documentation with you:
- Medical History
- List of Daily Medication(s) & Allergies
- List of Previous Surgeries
- Insurance Card(s)