Saint Alphonsus Health System

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

For most of us, a minor cut or scrape poses little to no problem.  However, for individuals dealing with poor blood circulation from diabetes, severe burns or peripheral vascular disease, a simple cut or scrape can result in serious infection requiring advance wound care therapies.

Having a chronic wound can be painful, expensive and upsetting.

Since most non-healing, chronic wounds involve complications, we take a comprehensive and personalized approach in planning each patient's treatment.  We work with you to determine, manage and treat any underlying medical conditions, which will help you to heal faster and more completely.

At Saint Alphonsus, we treat the whole person with an individualized plan that radically speeds the healing of wounds such as:

  • Chronic wounds
  • Diabetes related wounds
  • Tissue damage from trauma
  • Burns
  • Vascular disorders
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Infections for which Hyperbarics is indicated
  • Venous related wounds and ulcers

Hyperbaric Treatment

The Saint Alphonsus Wound Care clinics offer an advanced program to serve patients who have non-healing or complex wounds and other diseases that benefit from pressurized oxygen delivery.  If you have chronic diabetes or a wound that will not heal, you may benefit from oxygen therapy. During this type of treatment, you breathe 100 percent oxygen while under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber.

The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric program includes the use of sophisticated Sechrist Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers.  The highly skilled Hyperbaric Medicine team, which includes professional staff of hyperbaric technicians, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and physicians, remain in constant contact with every patient throughout the treatment session via the chamber intercom. The roomy interiors, which can accommodate patients up to 700 pounds, allow patients to rest comfortably in a reclined position, while breathing normally.  Patients can listen to music, watch television or movies, or nap during treatment.


Boise Clinic:
1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, ID  83706
Just inside the S6 entrance of Saint Alphonsus (main campus)
For more information or to schedule a wound healing consultation in Boise, please call  208-367-6038.

Nampa Clinic:
4400 E. Flamingo, Nampa, ID  83687
Inside the Nampa Health Plaza
For more information or to schedule a wound healing consultation in Nampa, please call  208-288-4560.

Ontario Clinic:
1050 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 1600, Ontario, OR 97914
Located on the Medical Building ground floor
For more information or to schedule a wound healing consultation in Ontario, please call 541-881-2360.