Chronic, non-healing wounds, those that haven’t shown signs of improvement in several weeks or are not responding to typical treatments, need extra help to heal. Difficult wounds of this type are often caused by injury, disease or poor blood supply. Union County Hospital provides specialized treatment for these types of wounds.
We offer comprehensive and holistic wound care services for treatment and prevention of skin breakdown due to a multitude of acute and chronic conditions. Our team uses a coordinated approach, partnering with your doctor and other healthcare providers to develop a personalized treatment plan for healing. Your doctor is kept informed of your progress at regular intervals.
We treat both simple and complex wounds, including:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Animal Bites
- Pressure Ulcers (bedsores)
- Venous Wounds
- Arterial Wounds
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- An interdisciplinary approach that incorporates nutritional and physical rehabilitation needs to promote faster wound healing
- Conventional and specialty wound treatment
- Individual treatment plans
- Patient and family education on disease processes, treatments and services
- Thorough assessment of the wound and underlying disease factors
The Wound Care Center sees patients on Thursdays by appointment; however, same-day appointments are usually available Monday through Friday.
Bring your medication lists and any records related to prior treatments to your appointment.
Insurance and referrals
A doctor’s referral is preferred, but not required. Note, however, that some insurance providers require a referral from your primary care physician for you to utilize our services.
Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Blue Cross, cover wound care. Check with your insurance provider to verify coverage. Patients with an HMO must have a referral from their primary care physician. Patients being treated for work-related injury must have a pre-approval from their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
Please fax referrals to 618-833-9433 prior to your appointment.
Wound care services are provided in the Physician’s Annex (D-Wing) next to Union County Hospital .