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Inova Would Healing Centers - Virtual Visits

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Let Your Healing Begin Today

In response to COVID-19, Inova Wound Healing Centers now offer virtual consultations at all four of our locations. While in-person visits are ideal for evaluating and treating complex wounds, telemedicine offers you an additional option to begin the healing process without delay in care.

Hyperbaric consultations are available in-person and via telehealth at the Woodburn, Fair Oaks, and Mount Vernon sites.

Call today to get started. 

Virtual Visits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is eligible for a virtual visit?

  • All current and new patients with a non-healing or chronic wound.
  • For new patients, your initial visit may be an in-person office appointment. Thereafter, your visits may be through telemedicine or a combination of both depending on the complexity of your wound.
  • Not all wounds are treatable via telemedicine. For these patients, in-person visits may be best. During your initial call to coordinate your appointment, we will determine whether or not telemedicine is right for you.

What services are provided via a virtual visit?

A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. These include:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers*
  • Venous-related ulcerations
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wounds related to metabolic disease
  • Wounds that repeatedly break down

*If you have diabetes, any sore or tender spot on the foot warrants immediate attention from a physician, regardless of how long the wound has been present. Inova Wound Healing physicians have expertise in treating diabetes-related foot wounds.

What can I expect?

During your visit you can expect to interface with a physician or advanced practice provider (APP) that is specially trained in the treatment and management of complex wounds. These providers will develop a treatment plan that is catered to your unique needs. Some of your appointments may be in-person office visits depending on the complexity of your wounds. Combining in-person checkups with telemedicine has been clinically proven to result in excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

What is the schedule of visits and when will I see my provider?

For most patients, you will see the provider once a week until your wound is healed. At your first visit the provider will assess your wound and determine the frequency of visits needed. This may be a mixture of in-person and telemedicine visits throughout the course of your time with us.

What will I need at home to participate in telehealth visits?

  • To participate in telemedicine visits, you will need a phone or a computer with an internet connection.
  • A family member or aid to assist with holding the device if possible.
  • Proper lighting to allow full view of the wound. The light on the phone will suffice.

Specific instructions are available

What if I have concerns between visits?

If you have a question or concern at any time please call one of the locations listed below. 

Inova Wound Healing Centers