Wound management - FAQs

Who needs wound management?

If you have a wound that hasn't healed as you would have expected, you may benefit from treatment at one of HonorHealth's Wound Care Services locations.

Why aren’t my wounds healing?
The healing process seems like a simple and natural process, but many complex steps occur in healing. Wounds may not heal due to some type of medical problem that impacts the normal healing process. Some examples of medical problems that can impact healing include diabetes, circulatory problems, infections, arthritis and other autoimmune disorders.

What can I expect when I visit the wound clinic?

HonorHealth’s team of multi-disciplinary physicians, nurse practitioners and wound care nurses will review your medical history to determine why your wound is not healing. Your wound will be evaluated and you may also have diagnostic tests or lab work done. Your HonorHealth wound care team will then partner with you to develop a treatment plan that starts you on your road to healing. Your treatment plan will include education on ways to manage your wounds at home. Your physician may also order home health services to assist you with your treatment plan if needed.

If I see a doctor at the wound management center, can I still see my own doctor?
Of course! We will work closely with your personal doctor to ensure continuity of care. In fact, many physicians refer their patients to a wound management center. Your personal physician will receive regular communication updates about your progress.

What else can you tell me about wound management?
HonorHealth wound care specialists work as a team to treat your wounds. If needed, your care team will expand to include other physicians, specialists, and other allied professionals such as dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, prosthetic and orthotic specialists, and others.

Is wound management covered by insurance?
Most health insurance plans cover wound management treatment. Call one of HonorHealth’s locations for details: