Are you a person with a temporary or permanent ostomy or continent diversion?
If so, you can request to speak with a volunteer who is successfully living with an intestinal or urinary ostomy/continent diversion/small bowel transplant. The Visiting Program is designed to provide new ostomy patients with contact from trained and certified individuals who themselves have been through surgery and have learned to successfully live with an ostomy.
The Visiting Program consists of volunteers of all ages. You are linked to a volunteer for consultation and support either prior to, or after surgery and after leaving the hospital. This service is free of charge and your confidentiality is assured. The initial contact is usually over the telephone, or by email and could include personal visits, upon mutual agreement. We attempt to match ostomy type, age and gender as much as possible.
Seeing and/or talking with a person who has experienced the same surgery and is now successfully managing an ostomy, provides support and establishes confidence in the new patients’ ability to return to everyday living. Our visitors have ―been through it and have learned to successfully live with an ostomy or urinary diversion.
This free service is provided by OSGNV, an affiliate of the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc.
If you have any questions or comments, or to schedule a time to meet with a visitor, do not hesitate to contact OSGNV via telephone at 703-802-3457.Sincerely, The President
Disclaimer: Visitors do not give medical advise or recommend products from specific manufactures. Our visitors are independent, non paid volunteers and their opinions are their own and are not endorsed by OSGNV.
If you want more information, you can call us at 703-802-3457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.