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How long does each visit take?

First evaluation takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the type of wound or ostomy care. The subsequent visits usually will take 30 minutes to an hour.

Why is a special center for treating wounds beneficial? 

It requires specialized knowledge to ensure optimal healing and better outcomes.

How many and how frequent are visits to the Wound Care Center?

This varies depending on the type of the wound and your overall health.

Do most health insurance plans cover medical expenses?

Most do. We will be happy to get authorization for treatment prior to the visit.

How can I become a patient of the Wound Care Center?

Your primary care physician can make a referral or you can call the Wound Care Center at (828) 262-9520 and we can assist you with obtaining the physician referral.

What are the causes of chronic wounds?

Several things can lead to chronic wounds, such as: poor circulation, diabetes, infection, trauma, pressure to the skin, immobility and post surgical complications.

How do I know if I have a non-healing wound?

If you have had your wound for over a month and it has not changed in size, then you should consider getting a referral from your physician to the Wound Care Center.

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