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    Wound Care

    Chronic, non-healing wounds, those that haven't shown signs of improvement in several weeks or are not responding to typical treatments, need extra help to heal. Difficult wounds of this type are often caused by injury, disease or poor blood supply. Deaconess Illinois Specialty Clinic provides specialized treatment for these types of wounds.

    We offer comprehensive and holistic wound care services for treatment and prevention of skin breakdown due to a multitude of acute and chronic conditions. Our team uses a coordinated approach, partnering with your doctor and other healthcare providers to develop a personalized treatment plan for healing. Your doctor is kept informed of your progress at regular intervals.

    We treat simple and complex wounds, including:
    • Animal Bites
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Pressure Ulcers (bedsores)
    • Venous Wounds
    • Arterial Wounds
    • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds

    We Provide:
    • An interdisciplinary approach that incorporates nutritional and physical rehabilitation needs to promote faster wound healing
    • Conventional and specialty wound treatment
    • Individual treatment plans
    • Patient and family education on disease processes, treatments and services
    • Thorough assessment of hte wound and underlying disease factors
    The team at Deaconess Illinois Specialty Clinic Wound Care sees patients on Thursdays by appoinment, but same-day appointments are usually available Monday through Friday if needed.
    Please bring your medication lists, and any records related to prior treatments, to your appointment.

    Insurance and Referrals
    A doctor's referral is preferred, but not required. Please note, that some insurance providers do require a referral from your primary care physician for your to utilize our services.

    Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Blue Cross, cover wound care. Check with your insurance provider to verify coverage. Patients with an HMO must have a referral from their primary care physician. Patients being treated for work-related injury must have a pre-approval from their employee's workers' compensation company.

    Please fax referrals to 618-833-9433 prior to your appointment.