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.
Kinders Closet can provide a short term supply of ostomy supplies. To reach them email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindred Box is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that distributes donated ostomy supplies to the uninsured and underinsured ostomates in America.
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: ostomysupplies.ostomy211.org Emergency supply pantry. Donation requested to help cover expenses.
Lower Cost Supply Options
The distributors listed below often sell supplies at lower prices, in some cases by not accepting insurance.
Best Buy Ostomy Supplies: 866-940-4555
Gilgal Medical Supplies, Inc.: 407-891-2120
lifeline Medical Supply
Mercy Supply Collaborative: 888-637-2912
Ostomy4less: 877-678-6694; contact Patti or Tom at email@example.com
Parthenon Ostomy Supplies: 800-453-8898
Personally Delivered: 1-855-445-8609
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.
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- Micheal’s Urostomy StoryMay 2, 2022 - 1:49 pm
- Do I Have a Parastomal Hernia?April 29, 2022 - 11:21 am
- The importance of a proper barrier fit for peristomal skin healthApril 27, 2022 - 3:14 pm
- Sixty Years with an OstomyMarch 10, 2022 - 2:01 pm
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