Preparing for Your Visit
When you come into the Wound Care Center at Jefferson Hospital, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health with an examination. They'll also review your medical history with you and a blood test may be required. After evaluation, our staff will determine if you need additional tests that will give us information about the blood flow in the wound area.
- List of allergies you have
- List of prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking including aspirin, vitamins and herbal products.
- Name and phone number of your primary care doctor(s)
- Any medical records you have from your primary care doctor(s)
- Your insurance cards
- If you have diabetes, bring snacks or medications with you. Your first visit will take extra time.
- Makeup, nail polish, perfume, or aftershave
- Hairspray or hair oils
- Wigs or hairpieces
- Alcohol-or petroleum-based products
- Cell phones or pagers
- Jewelry, titanium frame eyeglasses, keys or other metals
- Flammable materials or heat-producing items
- Hearing aids
- Food, gum, or juice
Over the course of your treatment, you should avoid the use of any tobacco products; these will constrict blood vessels and prolong or even prevent the healing of your wound.
Please let us know if you are ill, and/or are taking any medications prior to your treatment. Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs; inform us any changes in your health or medications so we may update your treatment plan.
To learn more about Jefferson Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services, call one of our convenient Wound Care Centers:
Wound Care Center
South Hills Medical Office Building on Jefferson Hospital’s main campus
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center
Bethel Park Campus