For Patients

If You Need Treatment:  Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get help from the wound center? You may call Fremont Health's Center for Wound Healing directly or be referred by your doctor.

Does this mean I have to change doctors? Not at all.  In fact, the Center for Wound Healing works with your personal physician in the same way as we would any medical specialist.  We keep your doctor informed on all aspects of your treatment with frequent progress reports.  While you'll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Center, you'll continue to receive all of your routine care from your physician.

Does insurance cover treatment? Many health plans cover wound center treatments.  We can help you determine what your specific plan covers.

What can I expect at the first appointment? The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by our wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests or additional tests if needed, and recommendations for your treatment plan.  Please bring your medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking, and a list of allergies you may have to the first appointment.  Expect to spend several hours at the Center.

What causes non-healing wounds? Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores).  People with diabetes are at particular risk.  If you have a wound that won't heal, you are not alone.  Approximately 7 million Americans experience this condition.  The good news is that you no longer have to suffer. The wound center not only offers the most advanced therapies available for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound-for example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes-to help eliminate recurrence.