About Mercy

Wound Care Services

Common wounds treated:

  • Skin ulcers usually caused by inadequate blood flow or nerve problems often associated with diabetes
  • Traumatic crush injuries
  • Sores that develop on arms and legs due to inadequate blood flow
  • Wounds caused by surgical incisions that do not heal properly
  • Skin ulcers or sores that develop from other health complications
  • Wounds that develop over tissue that has previously received radiation treatment
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pouching and other skin-related issues related to ostomies

What to expect

At your first visit, your wound will be thoroughly assessed  and you may undergo tests to diagnose the cause of your wounds. Your team of wound treatment specialists will study test results and develop a treatment plan. As your treatment progresses, the team will continue to assess your wounds and adjust your plan of care, as needed.

Working with your physician

Throughout your treatment, we work closely with your primary care physician. After your initial visit, your physician will receive a report outlining your diagnosis and planned treatment. Mercy Wound Treatment Center team members will send periodic reports to your physician to ensure he or she is continually aware of your progress.

Making an appointment

If you have a slow-healing wound that needs attention, you may schedule an appointment or ask your primary care physician to setup a visit. If you have questions about your wound, please call our staff to determine if an appointment is appropriate. Before your first visit to the center, we recommend that you review your insurance benefits or contact your insurance provider to determine if you need to pre-certify for treatment.

To schedule an appointment or request additional information, call (515) 247-3057.


(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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