Wound Care Center Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
At this time, we do not treat any indications not recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Usually 2 hours each day for 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the treating condition. Missing treatments may reduce the effects of hyperbaric oxygen.
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.