Outpatient Ostomy Clinics
Once you leave the hospital, you might have problems with your ostomy that did not arise during your hospital stay. Since your stoma will continue to change in size and shape over the next 1-2 months after surgery, your pouch may not fit as well as it did in the hospital. You may also have questions or concerns about your ostomy that were not on your mind before discharge. Maybe you’ve had your stoma for years but have questions about new or different ostomy appliances and accessories. Outpatient resources exist for ostomy patients in the St. Louis area. Or, maybe a change in diet, body shape or clothing has you or an ostomate you know seeking answers and advice. Below are outpatient ostomy resources in the St. Louis area. These are ostomy clinics that see patients who are not currently hospitalized and are seeking additional care for their ostomies. The WOCN St. Louis Affiliate has no financial or business relationship with the organizations listed on this page, we provide this information as a resource to patients and caregivers.
Mercy Hyperbaric and Wound Care
Address: 11700 Studt Avenue, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 989-1181
Mercy Hospital’s outpatient hyperbaric and wound care center offers outpatient ostomy care for both pre- and post-surgical patients who want to achieve an optimal outcome living with an ostomy. Please visit the Mercy Hyperbaric and Wound Care website for more information.
The Ostomy Center at Medical West – Clayton
Address: 444 South Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (800) 489-1888
Founded in 1955, Medical West is the leading retailer of home medical products in St. Louis, the company is family owned and operated. Patient care is offered by a uniquely professional medical staff including an ostomy nurse, Zoe.
The UOAA is a network of people living with ostomies, their website is a great resource for patients with questions and concerns about their stomas, pouching systems and the delicate details of living with an ostomy. Although we at the STL WOCN are professionals in caring for ostomies, the real experts on living with an ostomy are experienced patients!
Even more help and camaraderie is available to ostomy patients in the St. Louis area. St. Louis is unique in that our chapter of the UOAA is very active and meets every month. Please visit their website for more information.
Ostomy Appliance Manufacturers
Many ostomy supply manufacturers provide free product samples and support to ostomy patients. Please visit the links below to connect to each company’s customer support page or call the 800 number to get in touch with a company representative.