UOAA recognizes that you may have a need for emergency supplies. Below are resources that may be of assistance to you on a temporary basis. UOAA does not have ostomy supplies in the national office.
Manufacturers Assistance Programs
Please call directly to ask for information and to apply for these programs.
ConvaTec or 800-422-8811
Hollister or 800-323-4060
Coloplast – Coloplast Patient Assistance (C.P.A.): 877-781-2656
Alternative Local Resources
Contact the following types of agencies in your area, and ask if they maintain a “Donation Closet”.
- Local hospitals
- Local Visiting Nurse associations
- Local clinics
- Local Goodwill Industries
Call your state’s 2-1-1 number. Just dial 211 as you would 911.
UOAA has Affiliated Support Groups who sometimes operate Donation or Supply Closets.
Kindred Box is a Facebook Group for Ostomy Supplies
Supplies Available with S + H
Osto Group: 877-678-6690
Offers supplies for the cost of shipping and handling. They have a small all-volunteer staff, but if you call and leave a message, they will respond. Please be patient in awaiting a response.
Ostomy 211: www.ostomy211.org Emergency supply pantry. Donation requested to help cover expenses.
Lower Cost Supply Options
There are several distributors that do not accept insurance, therefore, their supplies may be available at a lower price.
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.
UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
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