New Mexico - Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group in Las Cruces
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Sunday of every month, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Meetings are held at the community education room at Mountain View Regional Medical Center, 4311 E. Lohman Ave, Las Cruces.
Florida - Hernando County Ostomy Association
Monthly meetings: 3rd Thursday every month (except July & August), 2:00 pm
Meetings are held at the Oak Hill Enrichment Center, behind the hospital on Cortez Blvd. Call (352)597-5426 or (352)597-7933.
Virginia - Ostomy Support Group of Culpeper
Monthly meetings: 2nd Sunday of each month, 1:30 pm
Meeting held at Culpeper County Library conference room. Call Barbara Rhodes, 727-8989.
California - The Napa Valley Ostomy support group
Monthly meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month; 3:30 pm
Meetings are held at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center (conference room 3), 1000 Trancas St., Napa. Info, 252-4411 ext. 2810.
Florida - Ostomy Group of of Collier County
Monthly meetings: 2nd Wednesday; 5:00 pm
Meetings held at Telford Center, 350 Seventh St. N., Second floor, Classroom 4, Naples; 263-3493 or 436-5000, ext. 2358.
North Carolina - Sandhills Ostomy Support Group
Meetings: 1st Sunday of every Month; 3:00 pm
Meetings held at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Conference Room B; 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst NC.
Illinois - Ostomy Support Group of DuPage County
Monthly Meetings: Every 4th Wednesday
Meetings held at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. Contact Bret at (630) 499-9528 for more information. No regular meetings in November and December. Holiday party on the second Friday in December.
Wisconsin - Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 1st Wednesday of every month; 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meetings held at the Aurora Health Center, 9200 W. Loomis Road, Franklin.
Pennsylvania - Erie Ostomy Support Group
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month (except Jan and Feb); 6:30 pm
Meetings held at Saint Vincent Health Center Women's Diagnostic Center. 311 West 24th Street, Erie, PA 16502. Call 452-7214.
United Kingdom and Ireland - Local support groups
Various dates and times
Find a support group in your area through the Colostomy Assocation website:
Illinois - Northwest Community Hospital Ostomy Support Group of Arlington Heights
Meetings: 2nd Thursday every OTHER month; 1:00 pm
Starting February 12th 2009, at 1:00 pm at the hospital in the Busse Center, B1 level, room LC7-8.
Massachusetts - Peabody Ostomy Support Group
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meetings held NSMC Cancer Center (17 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA) Davenport Conference Room 102. Support for patients with ostomy concerns. For more information, call 508-270-4656
Massachusetts - Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 1st Wednesday every month; 2:00 -3:00 pm
Meetings held in Mooney Room at Charlton Memorial Hospital. For details, call Diane Peckham, (508) 679-3131, Ext. 2509.
Minnesota - The Albert Lea/Austin Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month; 3:00 pm
Meetings held in the Patient Education Conference Room, located on the lower level of Albert Lea Medical Center, 404 W. Fountain St., Albert Lea. For more information contact Stacy Palmer, R.N., Ostomy/Wound, ALMC, at 507-379-2130.
Texas - Concho Valley Ostomy Support Group No. 265
Monthly meetings: Last Tuesday of every month; 5:15 pm
Meetings held at the Area Agency on Aging, 2801 W. Loop 306. For more information, call (325) 653-5159.
California - South Bay Ostomy Association
Monthly Meetings: 4th Thursday every month; 7:30 pm
Meetings held at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, West Tower, Room B, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. For more information call Carol Shubert at 310-378-5331
Virginia - Ostomy Support Group of Prince William
Monthly meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month; 1:30 pm
Meetings held at Potomac Hospital, Hylton Education Center, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. 703-670-4773
Virginia - Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia
Monthly meetings: 1st Sunday of every month (except July & August) 1:30 pm
Meetings held at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Physicians Conference Center; 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 (Fellowship starts at 1:30 P.M., Meeting starts at 2:00 P.M.)
Michigan - Straits Area Ostomy Association
Monthly Meetings; Every 3rd Sunday of the month; 2:00 pm
Meetings held at War Memorial Hospital medical library in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Call Suzanne Holguin, 347-5275, for further information.
New Hampshire - Exeter Ostomy Support Group
Meetings held: 1st Wednesday of every month; 5 - 6:30 pm
This class is moderated by a trained ostomy nurse and held in the Exeter Healthcare building at 4 Alumni Drive, conference room 6. The next class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11. To register, please call 603-580-6668.
South Carolina - Ostomy Support Group
Meeting: Thursday November 19th; 1:00 pm
Meeting held in the main hospital’s Education Classroom 3, Medical Mall A, Suite 120, 805 Pamplico Highway in Florence. Members can exchange practical, personal experiences about their ostomies and encourage each other to return to active, productive lives. For more information, please call 674-5645.
California - Chico Ostomy Association
Monthly Meetings: Every 1st Sunday of the month; 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Meetings held at Enloe Conference Center, room 110, 1528 The Esplanade. 530-332-7144.
Ohio - Lorain County Ostomy Association
Meeting: November 5, 2009; 7:00 pm
Meetings held at Community Health Partnetrs' west campus, Ross Conference Room 1. Use the emergency entrance. Guest speaker will be dietitian Shirley Leaky.
Florida - Ostomy Support Group of Citrus County
Monthly meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Cypress Room, on the first floor of the Citrus Memorial Hospital's Annex Building (formerly the old schoolhouse) in Inverness, Florida.
Missouri - The Kansas City Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: Feb, May, Sept, and Nov.
Meetings are held at Turning Point, 8900 State Line Rd, suite 240, Leawood, KS
For more information: www.kcostomy.org/ or call 913-588-0438.
Arizona - The Phoenix & Arizona Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 1st Thursday of every month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Sun Health Community Education & Wellness Center, 13632 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, Arizona 85351.
Ohio - Ostomy Support Group (Dayton)
Monthly meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Community Room of Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. in Dayton, Ohio. The chapter does not host a meeting in August (national conference). In addition, the July meeting is replaced with a picnic and the December meeting is a holiday party at Yankee Trace Country Club in Centerville, Ohio.
Illinois - Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago
Monthly meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at Lutheran General Hospital 1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge , Illinois on the 10th Floor West in the Special Functions Room. Check our web site for other important information and dates.
New York - Staten Island Monthly Support Group
Monthly meetings: 2nd Monday of every month, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Main Conf. Room of the Staten Island University Hospital (North), 475 Seaview Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
Oklahoma - Ostomy Association of North Central Oklahoma
Meetings: 3rd Monday in March, June, September and December; 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are held in Classroom C in the basement at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, 305 S. 5th Street, Enid, OK. Call Larry Boyer at 580/234-0233, Sheralyn King at 580/249-0144 or Nicki Wollison at 580/249-4301.
Ohio - Clinton County Area Ostomy Support Group
Monthly Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at the CMH Conference Room 1, 610 W. Main St., Wilmington, Ohio. For information, call Kevin Kmett at 937/382-3910 or Cecilia Krusling at 513/875-3170.
Iowa - Ostomy Support Group (Des Moines)
Monthly meetings: 1st Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Meetings are held in Younkers, Classroom 1 in the Iowa Methodist Medical Center; 1200 Pleasant St., Des Moines, IA; for more information visit http://www.iowahealth.org/, email email@example.com or call 515/241-8070.
Florida - The Broward Ostomy Association
Monthly meetings (except July and August): 1st Sunday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Call 954/537-0662 for more information.
Florida - UOAA Support Group (Clearwater)
Monthly meetings: 3rd Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, Florida. Call 727/462-7500 for more information.
New York - Brooklyn Outreach Quarterly Meeting
Quarterly meetings: 3rd Monday in March, June, September & December; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at Lutheran Medical Center, 3 E. Conf. Room, 150 55th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220.
Tennessee - Ostomy Association of Rutherford County
Monthly meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are held in the fellowship hall of Bellwood Church of Christ, 1207 Southeast Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN. Support group for ostomates and their families. For more information call Theresa Scantland, 615/895-8762 or Peggie Baker, 615/890-6041.
Arkansas - Twin Lakes Ostomy Association
Monthly meetings: 3rd Saturday of every month, 2:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Baxter Regional Medical Center Education Building, Mountain Home, Arkansas (1913 Arbor Street). For more information call 870/424-3059.
Wisconsin - Ostomy Support Group West Bend
Monthly Meetings: 4th Thursday of every month, 7:00 pm
Meetings are held at St. Joseph Community Hospital, 551 S. Silverbrook Dr., West Bend, WI. For information, call Donna at (262) 334-7079, Carrie at (920) 994-4261 or Mary Theisen-Faber at (262) 334-8267
Arizona - The Colorado River Ostomy Chapter (Fort Mohave)
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday every month; 9:30 am
Meetings held at the Valley View Medical Center classroom, 5330 S. U.S. 95. For more information call RN Shaunda Goss at (928) 788-3604 or e-mail szgeagle@hotmail. The goal is management of skin and appliance issues and reaching out to people with ostomies.
New York - Ostomy Support Group of Orange County
Monthly meetings: 2nd Saturday of every month; 1:00 pm
Meetings held at the American Cancer Society Office, Wisner Professional Building, third floor, Suite 307B, 419 E. Main St., Town of Wallkill. Open to all ostomates and their families. Call 343-1863, ext. 8503, leave message for Carolyn.
Florida - Winter Haven Hospital Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month; 10:00 am
Meetings held at Winter Haven Hospital in the Wellness Center Conference Room.
Indiana - Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month; 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meetings held at Elkhart YWCA Senior Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd. Call (574) 523-3476.
Tennessee - The Ostomy Partners Support Group
Monthly Meetings: 4th Thursday of every month; 10:00 am AND 6:00 pm
Meetings held at Maury Regional Medical Center, 1224 Trotwood Ave. Family members and friends also are invited. Contact Rita Hillis at 931-540-4172 for more information.
New Jersey - Warren County Ostomy Club
Meeting held: Sunday December 20; 2:00 pm
Meeting held at Warren Hospital in the Farley Board Room. For additional information call the hospital’s Health Education Department at (908) 859-8877.
Maine - Exeter Ostomy Support Group
Monthly Meetings: 1st Wednesday of every month; 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Meeting held in the Exeter Healthcare building at 4 Alumni Drive, conference room 6. To register, call 603-580-6668.
Vermont - Brattleboro Ostomy Support Group
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month; 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Meetings will be held at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital's Tyler Conference Room (first floor of the main hospital), 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. The Ostomy Support Group will be facilitated by Joan Punt, an ostomy and wound specialist.
Connecticut - The United Ostomy Chapter of Greater Bridgeport
Monthly meetings: 3rd Sunday of Every month; 2:00 pm
Meetings held at the offices of Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. For more information, call toll free at 888-357-2396.
Florida - Ostomy Support Group Boca Raton
Monthly meetings: Every 1st Sunday; 1:00 pm
Meetings held at Education Center at Boca Raton Community Hospital, 800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-638-1159.
Arizona - Southeast Arizona Ostomy Support Group
Monthly Meetings: Every 2nd Sunday; 2 p.m.
Meetings held at in the Jenny Room of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. Ostomy patients, families and interested medical personnel are invited. Call Don Smejkal at 458-7133 or Bill Shelton at 378-2487.
Tennessee - Memphis Area Ostomy Group
Monthly Meetings: Every 3rd Sunday; 2:00 pm
Meetings held at First Evangelical Church, 735 Ridge Lake Blvd. All ostomates are welcome (colostomy, Ileostomy, urostomy, urinary diversion).
Canada - The Genesee Valley Ostomy Association Support Group
Meeting; Sunday October 18; 2 p.m. & November 16; 6:30 pm
Meeting will be held at Clifton Springs Hospital in Ontario County. The group is open to people with colostomies, urostomies or ileostomies. The group’s meetings alternate between Ontario County and Monroe County. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Home Care of Rochester, 85 Metro Park. For more information, call (585) 346-5534.
Massachusetts - Ostomy Support Group
Meeting: Wednesday, December 2; 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting held at Sturday Memorial Hospital's auditorium; 211 Park St., Attleboro. For more information, call 508-222-0856 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania - Luzerne County Ostomy Association
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday; 7:00 pm
Meeting held at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Medical Arts Building basement, Church Street. Call 696-2344.
Oregon - Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month; 6:30 pm
Meetings held in the Smullin Center of Rogue Valley Medical Center, 2825 Barnett Road, Medford. Call Susan Dietl, 541-770-4313.
Florida - Ostomy Support Group
Monthly meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month; 4:00 pm
Meetings held in the Indian River Medical Center 4th Floor Classroom, 1000 36th St., Vero Beach, (772) 567-4311 ext. 4032
Waterbury Area - Ostomy Support Group
Meetings of the WAOSG are held on the first Monday of the month; 6:30 pm
Meeting at the Harold Leever Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CONN. For more information please, call (860)274-4601 or E-mail: WAOSG@aol.com.