Chronic, or nonhealing, wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease and immobility. These can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores.
You will need a referral from a Mayo Clinic Health System provider.
No. We will work with your provider or specialist during your treatments. While receiving treatment, you will continue to receive care from your provider.
Many health plans, including Medicare, Medical Assistance and commercial insurance, cover outpatient wound care. Please contact your insurance carrier to determine if your visit will be covered.
Your first appointment will consist of a review of your medical history, blood tests and previous treatments. A comprehensive wound assessment with photos will be performed by skilled wound care professionals.
Your initial appointment will be with a physician. Follow-up appointments may be with a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or wound care nurse.
For the first appointment, please bring a current medication list and a copy of your insurance card.
Please plan to spend approximately one hour with us for the initial appointment. Follow-up appointments may be shorter based on the wound care provided.
We will provide a topical medication to the area before performing any procedure to lessen any discomfort you may feel.