Welcome to Portland Indiana’s Ostomy Support Group web page. We are affiliated with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). We are dedicated to providing education, information, advocacy, and services to ostomates, their families, friends, and caregivers, and to the intestinal and urinary diversion communities at large.
We meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month in Conference Room B at IU Health Jay Hospital, 500 W Votaw Street, Portland IN 47371 (map). Doors open at 5:30pm to allow for socialization prior to the start of the meeting if interested; the group meetings take place from 6–7pm. Refreshments are available as well. There is no application or cost for membership.
Our meetings include informal round table discussions on topics of interest, new product demonstrations, occasional guest speakers, and a question and answer session with a Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN). We welcome ostomates, their families, friends, and caregivers. Meetings are facilitated by Heather Morehous BSN, RN, COCN and sponsored by IU Health Jay Hospital.
For more information contact:
Heather Morehous BSN, RN, COCN
Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
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.
- Justin’s Ostomy Story: Service and Happy ResilienceJune 29, 2022 - 2:22 pm
- Kya’s StoryJune 23, 2022 - 11:53 am
- So You’re Getting an OstomyJune 6, 2022 - 11:23 am
- Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse, Mary Anne Obst, on the Importance of Recognition and Treatment of Patients Diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome in a Level I Trauma CenterJune 1, 2022 - 1:58 pm
- Coloplast 2022Good News for Ostomates with Medicaid in Some StatesMay 26, 2022 - 10:57 am
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.