Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Welcome to the Semicolons! Oregon ostomy support group meetings in Springfield/Eugene and Florence (Oregon Coast)

Lane County Ostomy Association (LCOA)
Support Groups

Eugene/Springfield Contact: Jenny, 503-910-7271,

Florence Contact: Shannon, 541-999-7456,

Who: Open to anyone who has an ostomy, who has a family member or friend with an ostomy, or who is a caregiver or support person for someone with an ostomy.

Florence, varies, please call

Eugene/Springfield, first Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30)

(Note, if the meeting date falls on a major holiday, that month's meeting will likely be cancelled. Contact the Peacehealth Riverbend Wound and Ostomy Clinic during regular business hours for specifics.)


Florence, varies,  please call

Eugene/Springfield, Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute (OHVI) at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, RiverBend

3311 RiverBend Drive, Springfield, Oregon
Room 12C, First Floor

Parking: Visitor parking garage (or in the OHVI lot after 5 p.m.)

Anticipating surgery?
-----> We're here to help (and the restrooms are just around the corner).

Had surgery recently?
-----> Come meet other people who are in your shoes and let us help you get used to life with an ostomy.

Is your ostomy temporary?
-----> We can support you in the short-term and help celebrate your recovery from your next surgery.

Have a permanent ostomy?
-----> Meet people in your community who understand and help others who are new to the journey by sharing your stories.

LCOA is happy to welcome ostomates from any location! We are especially conveniently located for those in Eugene, Springfield, and Florence, Oregon.

Click here to access forms

Click here to access the Ostomy Digest and other newsletters

Click here to access flyers and other items of interest

Click here to visit Peacehealth RiverBend's Surgical Services - Wound and Ostomy page

Click here for an informative ostomy brochure published by United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA). You can also email UOAA at

For Portland and Salem groups, check out and

Need to donate clean, unused supplies to people in need?
-----> Click here to visit Friends of Ostomates Worldwide

(Note, this blog site is only intended to help people find LCOA online. It is not an actual blog that is updated regularly. For questions or to request a site update, please email