Big Island Ostomy Group was established for ostomates to meet new friends and to share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Membership is open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the general public.
We are fellow ostomates that offer hospital visits and phone support to new ostomates before and after surgery and during their rehabilitation period. We are there for you.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:00am in the cafeteria at the Hilo Medical Center located at 1190 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 (map). The cafeteria is located in the lower level of the hospital.
If you need more information, please contact:
Sandy at 808-339-1744
or just come to our meeting. All are welcome.
United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
Please understand that UOAA is a private, nonprofit, advocacy and informational organization. We are not a medical facility and we do not have medical or legal professionals on staff. Therefore, UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
UOAA is the leading organization proactively advocating on behalf of the ostomy community. Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining our Advocacy Network. We’ve also created several Advocacy Tools and Resources to help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care.
- New Changes to CDC Guidelines Should Protect Medication for Ostomy Output UsesDecember 5, 2022 - 12:30 pm
- Destined to Love, Ostomates by ChanceNovember 16, 2022 - 8:47 pm
- Ostomy Surgery Saved Matthew Perry’s Life. It’s Time to Stop the Stigmas.October 20, 2022 - 10:35 pm
- Best-in-Practice Care for Ostomy PatientsOctober 11, 2022 - 1:17 pm
- Diet and Digestion with an OstomyOctober 6, 2022 - 12:35 pm
UOAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.