Welcome to the Ostomy Support Group of Central Indiana 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 bi-monthly (starting in February) on the second Sunday of the month at 2:00 in the Schaefer Rooms, A & B on the lower level across from the cafeteria, at St. Vincent Hospital, 2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (see map). The phone number at the hospital (the ostomy nurses department) is 317-338-3105. We are a close-knit, dedicated group who enjoys laughing! Refreshments are usually served. We do have a $10 a year dues which puts you on a group email list and entitles you to receive our bi-monthly newsletter as well as have a vote in any group decisions. You do not have to be a dues paying member to attend our meetings.
Our meetings include informal discussions on topics of interest, new product demonstrations at a yearly product fair, occasional guest speakers and question and answer session with an ostomy nurse. There is often a table of free ostomy supplies for members to sample. We welcome ostomates, their families, friends, and caregivers. We also welcome pre-surgical patients as well as post. The meetings are facilitated by the president and other officers of the group. We try to have an ostomy nurse present at all meetings.
We are currently holding meetings by Zoom until covid restrictions are lifted, or the weather is nicer and we can meet outside. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or contact the phone number below.
We currently have a Facebook page that is private under the Ostomy Support Group of Central Indiana. You must be a resident of Indiana, have an ostomy or be a medical professional to join this page.
For more information, please contact Ginnie Kasten at (630) 204-0564.
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.
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.