Who we are:
We are a volunteer association dedicated to the support of ostomates and their families.
What we do:
Our meetings provide much needed information to new and future ostomates while providing support for post-operative members and families. We offer ostomy care information through guest speakers, supplier representatives and round table discussions. Additionally, Wound/Ostomy Nurses attend meetings to provide technical support and care advice.
Meetings (Virtual Only at this time):
By Zoom: Third Wednesday of every month at 7PM (Central).
For more information and to obtain the Zoom connection info, please contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Micheal’s Urostomy StoryMay 2, 2022 - 1:49 pm
- Do I Have a Parastomal Hernia?April 29, 2022 - 11:21 am
- The importance of a proper barrier fit for peristomal skin healthApril 27, 2022 - 3:14 pm
- Sixty Years with an OstomyMarch 10, 2022 - 2:01 pm
- Twists and Turns of J-Pouch RecoveryFebruary 28, 2022 - 12:36 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.