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Wound and Ostomy Care

Wound and Ostomy Clinic

If you need quality skin and wound care management, NCH’s Wound and Ostomy Clinic is here for you. We provide the highest level of medical services for problematic, hard-to-heal wounds as well as ostomy care including colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, fistulas and leaking tube/drain sites.

The Clinic’s wound-certified medical director, podiatrist and experienced clinicians see patients as needed. These specialists evaluate wounds and give you treatment options to best fit your personal needs. In fact, our certified wound care nurses have been extensively trained in all aspects of wound management and ostomy care.

We want to help you improve the quality of your life. In addition to advanced therapies we can provide you with patient/caregiver education and recommendations.

Compassionate Care and Expertise

  • Physicians and nurses extensively trained in wound management and ostomy care. 
  • Advanced techniques to promote wound healing
  • Care plan developed in conjunction with you, your primary care physician, nurses, therapists, dieticians and diabetic educators
  • Coordinate treatment with inpatient wound-care nurses
  • Treatment coordinated with NCH Home Healthcare Services

Convenient and Close to Home

  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am-4:30pm, by appointment only
  • Location: 800 W. Central Road, 8th Floor, East Tower – note the new location
  • Our caring and supportive staff looks forward to assisting you.

Medical Coverage

Our services are covered under Medicare and most other insurance plans

  • NCH handles all billing and offers financial assistance to qualified applicants
  • Please contact your insurance provider regarding your plan benefits
  • HMO insurance recipients must have a referral prior to scheduling
  • A physician’s order is required for a patient to be seen at the Wound and Ostomy Clinic
  • An order for “Evaluate and Treat” with a diagnosis may be faxed to 847-618-3229

Our advanced wound care program uses advanced technology and specialized products to help heal wounds. Our staff works with evidence-based standards to develop an individualized treatment plan that will give you the best care when you need it most.

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Location

The Wound and Ostomy Clinic is located in the main hospital building:

800 W. Central Road
8th Floor, East Tower

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Wounds

At the Northwest Community Wound and Ostomy Clinic, we help patients to identify, assess, manage and prevent hard-to-heal wounds and ostomy concerns resulting from:

  • Pressure ulcers or bed sores
  • Vascular ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcerations
  • Skin conditions resulting from incontinence
  • Surgical procedures or traumas
  • Amputations
  • Infections (non-healing wounds)
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Urostomy
Treatments
Treatment 1

Negative Pressure Therapy

Controlled application of pressure to a wound to promote wound healing.

Treatment 3

Compression Therapy

Treatments to decrease and prevent fluid build-up (edema) in the legs.

Treatment 1

Wound Debridement

Removal of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue, and any foreign material from a wound, helps to reduce the number of microbes, toxins and other substances that may inhibit healing.

Treatment 2

Advanced Wound Care Treatment

Advanced wound care products, dressings and treatments to promote and maintain wound healing.

Treatment 3

Peristomal Skin Management

Promote the health and integrity of skin around an ostomy or stoma.

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