Who we are:
The Ostomy Association of Greater Hartford (CT) (OAGH) is a volunteer-based non-profit support group dedicated to providing emotional support and reassurance to anyone who has or will have an intestinal or urinary diversion. Our group welcomes ostomates, family, friends and care-givers.
Where we meet:
Due to COVID-19, we are currently meeting virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. If you are interested in attending one of our virtual meetings, please contact us at 860-667-8247 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we meet:
We meet at 7:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month except for November and December. Meeting dates for those two months vary each year, so please call us at 860.667.8247 for specific dates.
The visiting program offers one-to-one support by a trained certified visitor. Visits can be made in person to the hospital or home or via telephone to answer initial concerns of the new patient. A visitor serves as a positive role model for the new ostomate. To request a visitor, please contact one of the officers listed below.
Who’s on our board:
How to join:
Ostomy Association of Greater Hartford. Membership includes our bimonthly newsletter, “The Hartford Ostomy Update” (T.H.O.U.)
Print and mail the following information, along with a check for $15 made payable to the OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF GREATER HARTFORD, and send to:
c/o 154 Haystack Road
Manchester, CT 06040
Date of Surgery:
Circle one: Colostomy / Ileostomy / Urostomy / Other
Reason for Surgery:
Date of Birth:
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.
- 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
- Micheal’s Urostomy StoryMay 2, 2022 - 1:49 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.