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Treatment and Therapies

Medical Coverage

  • Our services are covered under Medicare and most other insurance plans
  • Northwest Community handles all billing and offers financial assistance to qualified applicants
  • Please contact your insurance provider regarding your plan benefits
  • HMO insurance recipients must have a referral prior to scheduling
  • A physician’s order is required for a patient to be seen at the Wound and Ostomy Clinic
  • An order for “Evaluate and Treat” with a diagnosis may be faxed to 847.618.3229

Our advanced wound care program uses advanced technology and specialized products to help heal wounds. Our staff works with evidence-based standards to develop an individualized treatment plan that will give you the best care when you need it most.

Available treatments include:

Negative Pressure Therapy

Controlled application of pressure to a wound to promote wound healing. The wound dressing is a resilient, open-cell foam surface dressing.

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy is used to treat venous skin ulcers, poor circulation in the legs and painful swelling from fluid buildup (edema). Compression therapy includes the wearing of compression stockings and leg elevation. Compression reverses the underlying circulation problem.

Circulatory Testing

Measuring blood flow in the lower legs. This test, known as the ankle-brachial index (ABI), is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest and after 5 minutes of activity.

Wound Debridement

Removal of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue, and any foreign material from a wound, helps to reduce the number of microbes, toxins and other substances that may inhibit healing.

Advanced Wound Care Products

Dressings and products to help maintain optimal wound healing.

Peristomal Skin Management

Promote the health and integrity of skin around an ostomy or stoma.

  Wound & Ostomy Clinic Brochure

The NCH Wound & Ostomy Clinic helps patients identify, assess, manage and prevent hard to heal wounds and ostomy concerns. Our advanced wound care program uses state-of-the-art technology and specialized products to heal wounds. Using evidence-based standards, our staff will develop an individualized treatment plan to give you the best care.

For additional information, click here to download the brochure. To schedule an appointment at the Wound & Ostomy Clinic, call 847.618.3231. A physician's order is required.

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Last Updated 1/26/2010