The John C. Harris Wound Healing Center provides comprehensive ostomy care, using a holistic approach to meet your physical, social and psychological needs before and after stoma placement. 

We work together with referring physicians to help ensure the most positive outcomes and offer a wide range of services for those with stomas from colostomy, ileostomy and/or urostomy.

Preoperative Services


  • Providing basic ostomy education and answers to questions about surgical procedures, living with a stoma, pre- and post-op diets, concerns about returning to work, etc.

  • Familiarizing you and your caregiver/family with the various types of ostomy appliances and supplies that are available.

  • Assistance in selecting a reliable pouching system/appliance, keeping your personal needs and choices in mind.

Stoma Site Marking

  • A preoperative assessment of the abdomen is performed to determine the best location for stoma placement. More than one site may be marked.

  • Proper stoma placement helps avoid post-op wound and skin complications.

Postoperative Services

Education on Stoma Management

  • Proper stoma care to help prevent common issues.
  • Instruction on self-care, proper hygiene and how to maintain skin health.

  • Care coordination and management for patients with a new or existing ostomy, with or without complications.

  • Determining adequacy and reliability of your current pouching system and making adjustments as needed.

  • Assessment of clothing and providing recommendations if needed for undergarments, support belts, etc.

  • Partnering with Home Health Services.

Problem Solving & Ongoing Support

  • Providing assistance with pouching system/appliance failures, such as leaks.

  • Refitting pouching system/appliance to provide proper seal and optimum comfort as needed.

  • Assisting with short-term care and/or long-term management for patients with peristomal skin loss (skin surrounding the stoma site), infections, ulcers and/or rashes.

  • Ensuring you're coping with lifestyle changes, helping to alleviate anxieties associated with the ostomy and providing support as needed.

Where to Find Us
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John C. Harris 

Wound Healing Center
688 Medical Center Drive East, Suite 101
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 324-6820

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