Wound Care

The Wound Care Center includes treatment options such as appropriate dressings or medications, removal of unhealthy tissue, wound vacuum therapy, and more.

Wound Care Center

The Wound Care Center at PCH/FMC provides treatment for various types of non-healing wounds including burns, infected wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous ulcers.

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Request an Appointment

Call 217-465-2606, Ext. 4570 or request an appointment online in your patient portal.

HOURS:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment 

More than 2.5 million Americans develop pressure ulcers each year. These skin lesions cause pain, a risk for serious infection, and increased healthcare utilization. 

Is the Wound Care Center for you?

Do you have a sore or wound that isn’t healing? Has it failed to improve significantly in a month or to heal entirely in two months? If so, ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center at PCH/FMC.

Treatments offered

  • Dressings or medications for your wound
  • Removal of unhealthy tissue
  • Negative pressure wound vacuum therapy
  • Application of bio-engineered tissue to a healthy wound
  • Surgical debridement in the operating room with our Versajet water scalpel
  • Home healthcare visits
  • Diabetic education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Diabetic shoes and compression stockings

 

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What to Expect

The medical staff in the wound care center will assess the severity of your wound and suggest the appropriate treatments to help you recover. A blood test may be required. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood and oxygen flow in the wound area.

What will happen next?

Once the Wound Care Center receives your test results, we will put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This will  include regular visits to the Wound Care Center to evaluate your progress and make any necessary changes to your care plan. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes, and how to protect the wound from further injury.

Wound Care & Your Primary Care Doctor 

The Wound Care Center works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We will discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember that you will need to continue to see your doctor for routine medical care.


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