Find local peer support at one of our 300+ support groups in the U.S., get answers to non-emergency medical questions through the Virtual Ostomy Clinic or connect with peers through our Facebook community and online discussion board.
Medically reviewed surgery-specific information. Ostomy pouch management tips, diet & nutrition, skincare, sexuality, travel tips and more!
Whether you’re new to the ostomy community or a seasoned person with an ostomy, we offer online tools and guides to help you throughout your journey.
Join our national advocacy network and take action on issues that affect the quality of life of all people living with an ostomy or continent diversion in the United States.
NEW! Your Own Virtual Certified Ostomy Nurse
Whether it’s a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, a new ostomate learning to care for their stoma or an existing ostomate grappling with new complications, the journey can be overwhelming. UOAA’s Virtual Ostomy Clinic provided by The Wound Company offers support through telehealth visits and ongoing touchpoints via texting and emailing to make sure ostomates have the right supplies for their unique situation and thoroughly understand how to care for their ostomy.
Assess a person’s ostomy in one comprehensive telehealth assessment by Zoom in the beginning of the 30-day period
Assist ostomates and their caregivers in choosing supplies and recommend pouching options that fit the person’s lifestyle and health goals
Help ostomates and their caregivers prevent and manage skin irritation, rashes, and other complications around the ostomate’s stoma.
Answer ostomy questions from ostomates over email or SMS for the 30-day program.
Provide personalized education, care, and support throughout the program, including tips on diet, nutrition, hydration and intimacy.
Follow up with one additional comprehensive telehealth assessment during the program when necessary.
Provide a summary of the assessment and recommendations for ongoing care after each telehealth assessment.
The official publication of the UOAA, The Phoenix Ostomy Magazine, answers the many questions and challenges of living with an ostomy or being a caregiver.
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Exclusive, in-depth articles written by medical professionals and experts in stoma care offer advice and solutions while personal stories inspire us all. Each subscription includes a FREE New Ostomy Patient Guide and FREE ostomy product samples.
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Patient stories, ostomy news, and tips and tricks to navigate your ostomy journey.
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