Ostomy Resources

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
05/03/11  9:47 PM PST
Ostomy Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
1599 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-320-333 or 1-800-227-2345
Support groups for patients and their families, transportation programs, at home care items.

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

ANA Adapted Alternative – Provides ostomy underwear and bodywear.
http://www.alternativeana.com/?locale=en
ANA blog where ostomates share their story. http://www.alternativeana.com/blogueana/?locale=en

Awestomy
http://www.awestomy.com

California Association of Health Facilities
www.cahf.org

Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org/index.html

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org/

Direct Link For The Disabled Hotline
www.dcara.org
805-688-1603
Extensive database of 12,000 local organizations that provide various services for the disabled.

Friends of Ostomates – USA
http://www.fowusa.org/

GoodHealthwill
http://www.goodhealthwill.org/
A nonprofit organization that collects donations of medical equipment and healthcare supplies, including ostomy supplies, and provides them to the public at their warehouse locations in Colorado., or can ship them.

Health Answers
www.healthanswers.com

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov

Imerman Angels
http://imermanangels.org

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
www.mayohealth.org

Medicare Rights University
www.medicarerightsuniversity.org

MedicineNet
www.medicinenet.com

Medscape
www.medscape.com

National Association for Homecare
www.nahc.org

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org
10605 Concord St., Suite 501
Kennsington, MD 20895
1-800-896-3650

Ostomy Connection
http://ostomyconnection.com/

Ostomy Outdoors
https://www.facebook.com/OstomyOutdoors

OstomyPockets
http://ostomypockets.com

OstomySecrets 
https://www.ostomysecrets.com

Ostomystory
Ostomystory YouTube

United Ostomy Associations of America
www.ostomy.org
P.O.Box 525
Kennebunk, ME  04043
800-826-0826
Informational guides and The Phoenix magazine.

United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a national nonprofit organization that that has a network of support groups throughout the United States.  UOAA promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy and collaboration.

Vegan Ostomy
https://www.veganostomy.ca

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
http://www.wocn.org/

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I had emergency ostomy surgery last march. I have a peristomal hernia the size of a breast. Is that normal?
Manny
Unfortunately, hernias can often occur following ostomy surgery.
 
We definitely recommend speaking to your surgeon about the issue, but additionally ...


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  1. Posted August 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm PDT

    Please add Colon Cancer Alliance to your links:
    http://www.ccalliance.org

    Thank you!
    Randy

  2. Posted February 9, 2017 at 7:39 am PDT

    Hi
    Please add ANA Adapted Alternative. We provide ostomy underwear and bodywaist for ostomate.
    http://www.alternativeana.com/?locale=en
    We also have a blog where ostomates share their story. http://www.alternativeana.com/blogueana/?locale=en

    Thank you !
    Marie-Noel Routhier

  3. Aimee Sharp
    Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:12 am PDT

    Hi Ms. Routhier. They’ve been added. Thanks! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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