Advanced Wound Care Center

Five million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds that linger despite conventional medical management. The non-healing wounds can be dangerous and in extreme situations, the consequence can be life altering.

At the UP Health System - Portage Advanced Wound Care Center our specially trained staff works with patients of all ages and backgrounds to assess the situation and create a customized plan that will create the right environment for wound healing.

Our staff will work with you from beginning to end to help you get back on your feet.

What we treat?

The UP Health System - Portage Advanced Wound Care Center is here for you with the latest trends in evidence-based medicine. Our specially trained team uses a variety of treatments and dressingsto help a wound heal. Some of the most common wounds include:

  • Diabetic, venous, arterial and pressure ulcers
  • Compromised flaps and grafts
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Soft-tissue infections
  • Animal bites
  • Infected wounds
  • Cellulitis 

Not all of these things happen in the same way for the same person. If your open sore isn’t healing, you should consult your primary care provider or our office.

At the 30-day mark it is considered a chronic wound. This is especially common for diabetic patients, who often can’t even feel the pain that the open sore is causing. It is important to have these wounds looked at, because an untreated wound can cause life-altering consequences.

What to expect

Some things don’t get better with time. We can help. Our number one goal is to create the right environment for wound healing. 

During an evaluation, we will:

  • Clean and irrigate the wound
  • Remove dead tissue
  • Determine the type of dressing to use
  • Educate the patient on caring for the dressing
  • Apply compression, if needed
  • Set a schedule for continued care, if needed

Our team will continue to assess the patient’s needs and address them accordingly with ongoing care. 

We use a variety of dressing types and treatment techniques to find a solution that works for you.

Dressing types include:

  • Alginate
  • Hydrocolloid
  • Collagen
  • Hydrogel and hydrogel sheets
  • Composite
  • Moisture barriers and skin sealants
  • Foams
  • Transparent films
  • Impregnated gauze
  • Wound fillers 
  • Bioengineered Skin Substitutes

Adjunctive therapies include:

  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation

Our staff will also do an assessment of support surfaces such as beds or wheelchairs in some situations. 

Making appointments

To request an appointment at the UP Health System - Portage Advanced Wound Care Center, please use the following phone number to contact the clinic directly: 

(906) 483-1313 
toll free: (800) 573-5001 

A referral is not required. However, some insurance plans do require that you have a referral from your Primary Care Provider. Please call the number on your insurance card to find out whether a referral is required for insurance coverage. 

We accept most insurance plans.