Welcome to Portland Indiana’s Ostomy Support Group web page. We are associated 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 Jay County 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 an Ostomy Management Specialist (OMS) nurse. We welcome ostomates, their families, friends, and caregivers. Meetings are facilitated by Heather Morehous RN, OMS and sponsored by the Jay County Hospital.
For more information contact:
Heather Morehous RN, BSN, OMS
Ostomy Management Specialist
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.
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.
Would you like to share your personal patient story with us, write a blog of interest to the ostomy community, or share the trusted educational resources of UOAA on your social media channels and encourage ostomates in need to reach out to local UOAA Affiliated Support Groups? If so, consider becoming a UOAA Social Media Ambassador. For more information please contact UOAA’s Communications and Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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