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Wound care includes a range of therapies for wounds that won’t heal. Some types of wound care, such as compression, are performed at home. Treatment for advanced wounds that won’t heal may be delivered at a Dignity Health hospital or wound care center. For example, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be supervised by a team of doctors, nurses, and physical therapists.
Dignity Health is here to help, 24/7, providing wound care in the Bay Area with personal care. If you need to go to the ER, use our Online Waiting Room to select your estimated arrival time at one of our hospitals.
Some types of wounds heal over weeks or months. Others may never completely heal. Wounds that are typically resistant to healing include:
You should seek prompt medical care if a wound occurs with the following symptoms:
First aid is the first step in wound care. Your health care provider will work to stop any bleeding, clean the wound, and then try to close it, if possible. When a wound won’t heal, additional steps may be necessary, including:
Reach out to Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area for trusted care for your wounds.
Dignity Health provides expert wound care services in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.