Our Association is a support group for ostomates and their families. We work toward their rehabilitation through moral support, mutual aid, and education.
We hold our meetings at:
St. Stephen’s Church
500 Robinson Road
Sebastopol, CA (map).
They start at 2 p.m., September through June, on the second Sunday of the month unless it falls on a holiday. We announce our speakers and agendas in our newsletter. We also furnish refreshments at our meetings.
We provide free visiting services (including phone visits) for both pre- and post-operative ostomates and their families throughout the year.
Our tax deductible annual membership dues of $15.00 include a subscription to our newsletter, OSTONOMA NEWS, monthly meetings with educational agendas, access to our free appliance inventory, a library of informative publications, and an information table with handouts and samples.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Barry Watkins: 1-707-217-2129
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.
- Double Baggin’ It: A Tale of Two Best Friends Without ButtholesSeptember 14, 2022 - 4:43 pm
- Jessica’s Ostomy Story: Making an Invisible Illness VisibleSeptember 7, 2022 - 11:59 am
- Celebrate and Support Ostomy ResilienceAugust 26, 2022 - 10:53 am
- Bethany’s Story: An Architect Learns to Engineer Life with Short Bowel SyndromeAugust 22, 2022 - 12:47 pm
- A Future Certified Ostomy Nurse in the MakingAugust 17, 2022 - 11:52 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.