Your First Wound Care Visit
Upon arrival, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. Members of the team will review your medical history. A blood test may be called for. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
Your Wound Healing Program
When your test results are in, we'll form a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Care to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions for in-home care regarding dressing (bandage) changes and protection of the wound site from further damage.
You are a Vital Part of The Program
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You should keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress between visits. Anytime you or your family members have questions, we encourage you to ask our staff.
How We Work with Your Doctor
The Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care works with your doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
The Team Approach to Wound Treatment
A variety of treatment options are available, depending on the type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Bio-engineered skin grafting
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Edema (swelling) management
Insurance Coverage for Wound Care
Many health plans cover Center for Wound Care treatment. Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the Center.