What causes chronic or non-healing wounds?
Some of the causes of chronic wounds are:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Poor circulation
- Vascular disease
We also treat other wounds that need special attention such as follow-up care for trauma and burns.
What should I do if I have a chronic wound?
Visit your healthcare professional to see if you need an evaluation by a nurse who specializes in wound care.
The Medical Ambulatory Care clinic at Whidbey General offers a Wound Care Program staffed by registered nurses certified in wound care.
Studies have shown that wounds heal faster and cost less when a Certified Wound Care Nurse is involved.
Improvement is usually seen in the first week.
Physician referral to this program is required. Health insurance companies and Medicare usually cover the costs of the treatments and most wound care supplies.
We can help
For more information on the Wound Care Program at Whidbey General Hospital, please contact Medical Ambulatory Care at:
- 360-678-7624 or