Cleveland Ostomy Association
P.O. Box 347254, Parma, Ohio 44134
~Established in 1960~
The Cleveland Ostomy Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support, education, and information to those of all ages who have or will have an ostomy or a continent diversion procedure. We hope to bring ostomates, their families, and their friends the light of hope and the hand of friendship through visitation and rehabilitation.
Our chapter meetings are open to everyone. Support, sharing, caring, camaraderie, and education are what our meetings are all about. An ostomy nurse is present to answer any questions you may have. We need all ostomates and their families and friends to attend meetings. You never know when your story will help someone else. We all relate to different personalities, so bring yours and be an encouragement!
For more information call: 216-309-2977 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom meetings take place monthly. Please use the above email address to sign up for them. Meetings start at 1:30 and are on the first Sunday of the month, except April and July when they are on the second Sunday.
We will start holding in-person meetings on September 12th, 2021 at Southwest General Hospital. The next one at Southwest is November 7th. We have not had confirmation about Hillcrest at this time. Stay tuned! Below are the location addresses.
Hillcrest Hospital, Ross Aud., lower level of Atrium 6780 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Hts.
Southwest General Hospital, Anderson Aud. 18697 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Hts.
Please call us if you need anything. We are still here for you!
Donating Unused Ostomy Supplies:
Locally you can drop off on the following porches:
29284 Willow Ln., Willoughby Hills 44092
7568 Tiber Ct., Macedonia 44056
For all drop-offs, please call 440-347-0973 before dropping off and put them in a plastic bag.
MedWish: (Drop off donations directly to them). Please find their phone number and address at www.medwish.org.
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.
- Bringing People Together Around the Globe for Ostomy AwarenessSeptember 17, 2021 - 2:07 pm
- Physical Rehabilitation After SurgerySeptember 15, 2021 - 2:14 pm
- A Worldwide Movement For Ostomy Rights!August 18, 2021 - 3:05 pm
- Jasmine’s StoryAugust 11, 2021 - 9:16 am
- Matt’s Story: Living Life Intentionally with Short Bowel SyndromeJuly 20, 2021 - 2:00 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.