Wound Care - FAQ/Patient Resources

Do you need the Wound Care Center?
If you have a sore or wound that has not improved significantly in 4 weeks or healed entirely in 8 weeks, you should ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center.

What kind of treatment will I receive?

We will develop a treatment program based on your individual needs. This program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes needed to improve the healing process. You (or your caregiver) will be provided education and detail instructions on home care, dressing changes and protecting the wound from further injury.

Does my insurance cover treatment?
Most health plans, including Medicare, cover Wound Care Center treatment. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. If you have a Managed Care Plan (MCO) you will most likely need a referral from your primary care physician. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the Wound Care Center and let us know of any changes during your treatment.

Will you keep my primary care doctor informed?

The Wound Care Center works with your primary care doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We will discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you will need to keep seeing your primary care doctor for routine medical care.

Patients at the GBMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center receive the highest quality chronic wound treatment available. In the resources below, our experts provide you with the information you need on chronic wound care and prevention. We offer our extensive knowledge in the types of chronic wounds we treat at GBMC and education on preventive care, so that you can be an informed partner with your care team.

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