What is a wound care center?
Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric
Medicine provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which
are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly gotten better during
the course of conventional treatment.
These wounds can cause severe health risks and may
result in life-threatening infections, possible amputation and debilitating
health problems. With the state-of-the-art treatment available at our wound
care center, however, people with slow-healing wounds no longer have to suffer.
Our comprehensive approach can heal wounds that have resisted other treatments,
and help you avoid loss of limbs, reduce incidence of recurrence, and get your
Are you a candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound,
speak with your physician about our wound care center. You may be a candidate
for our outpatient program. If you are, the wound care center will work with you
and your doctor to deliver:
- Advanced therapies.
- Proven clinical
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the
most appropriate and effective treatments for your particular needs.
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care
specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your
- Thorough training for you and your family on caring for the wound at
- Education materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition,
hygiene and other key topics for you and your family.
- Ongoing communication
so that you and your doctor stay informed and up-to-date on all aspects of your
- State-of-the-art hyperbaric therapy.
If you need treatment:
Frequently Asked Questions
• How Do I Get Help from the Wound Care
call the wound care center directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an
appointment, call: (717) 675-2545
• Does This Mean
I Have to Change Doctors?
Not at all. In fact, the wound care center works
with your personal physician in the same way as we would any medical
specialist. We keep your doctor informed on all aspects of your treatment with
frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound
from the wound care center, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care
from your physician.
• Does Insurance Cover Treatment?
Many health plans cover wound care center
treatments. We can help you determine what your specific plan
• What Can I Expect at the First
The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by
our wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests or additional
tests if needed, and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please bring your
medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking, and a
list of allergies you may have to the first appointment. Expect to spend
several hours at the center.
• What Causes Non-Healing Wounds?
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a
number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular
disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as
bed sores). People with diabetes are at particular risk. If you have a wound
that won’t heal, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million Americans
experience this condition. The good news is that you no longer have to suffer.
The Wound Care Center not only uses among the most advanced therapies available
for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound—for
example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes—to help