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Healing wounds is our speciality
The Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center at St. John’s Hospital Camarillo is an out-patient, hospital-based program providing treatment for problem wounds. Our program is affiliated with Healogics, the nation’s pioneer and leader in wound management programs. Patients at our center receive treatment in the safety and comfort of a hospital setting with the expertise of our highly trained nurses, physicians, and therapists.
Our center offers three hyperbaric oxygen chambers capable of delivering up to three atmospheres of 100 percent oxygen, allowing us to treat even the most life-threatening emergencies in a safe and compassionate environment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. A treatment profile is administered daily and the number of treatments received will depend on the diagnosis.
Appropriate candidates for hyperbaric medicine include patients with:
Our center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment options depending on the situation. Treatments involve research-based, best clinical practice wound care management, including:
Advanced wound care may include:
Even the most difficult wounds that have not responded to other treatments may see significant improvement at our center.
Patients are referred by their primary care doctor and will remain under their doctor's primary care throughout the process. Our board-certified doctor, registered nurses, and technicians work closely with referring doctor. Most insurance plans cover our services. Our facility is an approved provider for Medicare and Medi-Cal. We handle the admission authorization from insurance companies.