Ostomy Support

Hoag Resources

Hoag Ostomy Support Group – Join us for a support group to gain mutual support and information among peers. Appropriate for individuals with colostomies, ileostomies and/or urostomies, the group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Ostomy Support Group is located at:

Hoag Health Center Irvine – Sand Canyon (Healy Family Conference Room)

16405 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92618

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 2-3:30 p.m.

Outpatient Care and Support for Ostomy Patients – Hoag’s Ostomy Care Program offers patients the education and support to successfully manage their ostomies so they can resume normal daily activities. We strive to provide ostomates with all components of high quality care. Our Certified Ostomy Nurses are available to patients to provide expert care, presurgery and postsurgery education, as well as support. The services available through Hoag range from pre-operative site markings, presurgery education on ostomy products, as well as an outpatient clinic that ostomates can receive education on home care management. Our ostomy program is designed to give ostomates the best possible surgical and quality of life outcomes.

Sally & Joseph Warpinski Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center – Providing outpatient ostomy care Wednesday afternoons

Newport Beach

520 Superior Ave., Suite 140

Newport Beach, CA 92663



16405 Sand Canyon Ave., #230

Irvine, CA 92618



Community Resources

United Ostomy Associates – Ostomy Community Resources

OSTOmysecrets provides specialized clothing for ostomates, such as undergarments, bathing suits, and inspirational videos on life after treatment.

Community Ostomy Support Groups:

Saddleback Valley

Laguna Woods, CA


Email: charlesredner@gmail.com

Facilitator: Charlie Redner

Orange County

Garden Grove, CA


Email: tls8689@yahoo.com

Facilitator: Teri Stickel

Inland Empire

Riverside, CA


Email: inlandempireostomy@gmail.com

Facilitator: Sandee Green

North San Diego County

Oceanside, CA


Email: lbschwartz@prodigy.net

Facilitator: Leslie Schwartz

Long Beach

Long Beach, CA


Facilitator: Sue Ann Schoonmaker


For other Ostomy Groups, please visit: https://www.ostomy.org/support-group-finder/