Take charge of your ostomy. Reduce complications. Improve your life.
We know that living with an ostomy requires certain life adjustments. Whether you’re preparing for ostomy surgery, transitioning to home with a new stoma, or have had your ostomy for years, you don’t have to do it alone!
The Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center at Windom Area Health offers Ostomy services. These can include pre- and post-op care as well as assistance with pouch fitting and trouble-shooting for established patients. We’re also happy to help you order supplies or sample products to try.
We provide individual sessions to meet your specific needs and concerns. You will meet with the nursing staff first to review your history, and then with the ostomy nurse practitioner. Some common reasons for an ostomy visit include:
- Teaching and counseling prior to surgery
- Identifying the best site for your stoma prior to surgery
- Help with transition back to daily life after surgery
- Assistance with ordering supplies
- Assessment of skin around the stoma
- Troubleshooting leak issues
- Care of hernias around the ostomy
We allow at least 45 minutes for each appointment to ensure we adequately address your concerns.
There is a vast array of ostomy supplies available. We can identify what products would be helpful for you and assist in the ordering process, both through local suppliers and national supply companies. We are also happy to order sample products for you to try.
Most insurance companies, including Medicare, pay for ostomy care visits without prior authorization. If you are unsure if ostomy care visits are covered by your insurance, please contact your insurance representative to confirm. MN Medicaid patients should consult with their primary care provider before initial visit.