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Help For Ostomy Supplies

I am homeless and need ostomy care supplies. Is there anywhere to get help?

By BEVERLY WILKEN

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November 5, 20100 found this helpful

I found a supplier which will send supplies free but you must pay shipping. Is there any way you can get help with that? It is called ostogroup. I found it by googling free ostomy supplies. There might be others. My husband had to have a colostomy for 6 months in 2006 but he was covered by medicare and our supplement. It is hard when you don't have insurance. I wish everyone could be on medicare.

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March 7, 20160 found this helpful

Try www.ostogroup.org They have ostomy supplies for the uninsured.

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January 29, 20180 found this helpful

I myself have been waiting four months for them to get back to me . When you call its never a live person . They tell to leave only one message but I have called three times within the four months .

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February 19, 20180 found this helpful

thankyou

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November 5, 20100 found this helpful

Do you qualify for Medicaid? Are these supplies covered? Perhaps a shelter or relative or friend can receive the things you need.

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November 5, 20101 found this helpful

Since you appear to have access to a computer, look up the companies that make your ostomy supplies and see if they have Patient Assistance Programs. You'll have to print out a form and send some documentation, but some companies will send these items and prescription medicines for free (or very little cost) to people who qualify.

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Hopefully you have an address where you can receive these items, but be aware that in some cases they send by Fedex and you have to sign for them. I have received several Rx medicines and diabetes test strips for free through these programs when I was unemployed. Good luck to you.

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November 6, 20100 found this helpful

Especially since you're homeless you should be able to get Medicaid! You don't mention where you live or I would have looked up your local Department of Human Services for you but you can easily do it with a Google search and then get yourself to their office ASAP! They will also give you resources to check out for housing and possibly food coupons.

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November 8, 20100 found this helpful

There is a national charity called Love,INC. (www.loveinc.org). Find a chapter near you and they may know how to help you or know someone who can!

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March 28, 20170 found this helpful

contact the companies Convatec and I think Hollister. They each have programs to help folks who can't pay with 3 month supply one time per year.

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there are other groups on facebook who have free or free plus shipping supplies also.
hope this helps
prayers for you

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