Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine FAQs
Wound Care Center Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a chronic wound?
A wound is considered chronic when the natural healing process is stalled. If a wound does not heal within 30 days, usually this means it is a chronic wound. Some surgical and/or traumatic wounds will often require specialized treatment prior to 30 days.
- How do I receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Your specialist or primary care physician will refer you to the Center for initial evaluation by a physician trained in wound care. A treatment plan will be determined after a thorough exam. Hyperbaric oxygen is always used in conjunction with comprehensive wound assessment and treatment.
- Do you treat off label indications like Multiple Scelrosis, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
At this time, we do not treat any indications not recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
- How long is a hyperbaric treatment?
Usually 2 hours each day for 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the treating condition. Missing treatments may reduce the effects of hyperbaric oxygen.
- Does insurance pay for wound care and hyperbaric?
Most insurance carriers cover wound care and hyperbaric medicine. You are responsible to know the specific requirements of you individual plan. Staff is available to assist you with understanding any questions regarding coverage and billing.