Welcome to the web site of the Ostomy Association of Greater Richmond (Virginia). We’re a volunteer support group. We provide accurate information and reassurance to anyone who has (or will have) one of the three ‘traditional’ types of diversion: colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, as well as one of the newer diversions, such as the J-pouch, neobladder, etc. We welcome ostomates, family, friends and caregivers. Our local organization has been in existence for over 37 years.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm, except the months of August and December. We meet in the Williamburg Room at the Main campus of Henrico Doctors Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Rd. (corner of Skipwith Rd. and Forest Dr.) in Henrico County (map). Authoritative speakers address our group … surgeons, WOCNs (Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses), psychologists and representatives of ostomy supply distributors, who bring in new products and samples. Occasionally our program will be an ‘open forum’ where we share problems and tips that work.
Our Visiting Program
Upon request, we arrange to visit a new ostomate who would like to speak with someone with the same type of ostomy to address concerns or gain better understanding regarding the ostomy. Mr. Steve DeGaetani coordinates having a member from our group, when possible, visit with the new ostomate in the hospital, at home, or via telephone. Mr. DeGaetani can be contacted at (804) 794-3250.
For More Information
For additional information, contact Mike Rollston at the phone number or e-mail below. We look forward to meeting you.
Mike Rollston, President
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.
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