For your initial appointment, you should plan on being with us for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
you call to make your initial appointment with the St. Vincent Wound
Healing Center, our friendly administrative staff will ask you a few
questions about your wound and general health.
treatment begins, you will have a thorough evaluation of your wound and
overall medical history by our team. You may also have tests performed
to determine blood flow and oxygenation of the tissues.
treatment program will be developed based on your unique needs and will
involve regular visits to the Wound Healing Center. At each visit your
wound is assessed, measured, and photographed so that we can document
your progress and adjust the treatment plan, if necessary.
of your success will depend on you. Our experts will provide education
and detailed instructions on how to care for your wound at home between
visits. We count on you to follow these directions and to watch your
progress so that if your wound worsens, we can intervene. Our staff will
communicate as necessary with your primary care provider and/or
specialists. Once your wound is healed, a discharge summary of your
healed wound will be provided to him/her.
What you should bring to your first appointment:
- Insurance Cards *
- Medication and/or Supplement List
- Medical Records Including X-Rays, If Appropriate
* Most treatments are covered by Medicare,
Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans. Your coverage depends on your
specific plan and our dedicated staff will be happy to assist you in
verifying coverage and obtaining prior authorization before your