Important ostomy support links and contacts are grouped and listed here in approximate order of geographic scope:  (1) International & National links; and (2) medical facilities and local ostomy support groups in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  Numerous additional links can be found by Internet search using a variety of key words including, but not limited to:  ostomy; ostomy supplies; ostomy support (groups, associations, etc.); colostomy, ileostomy; urostomy; and yes, even ostomy humor. 

We welcome suitable suggestions for additional links and contacts: (


International Ostomy Association (IOA)

United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)

Phoenix Magazine

Ostomy Canada Society (UOAA)

Primary Producers of Ostomy Products:


Coeur d’Alene Area

Kootenai Health Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814

Coeur d’Alene Ostomy Support Association

  • Contacts:

    • Shari Gabourie, RN, BSN, CWON
      Telephone:  208-625-6627

Lewiston-Clarkston Area

Tri-State Memorial Hospital:

Wound Healing Center - Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston, WA 99403

  • Jonathan Scott CHT, Director of Wound Healing Center
    • Telephone: 509-758-1119, ext. 3876
Lewis-Clark United Ostomy Association, Lewiston, ID:
  • Meetings: Held the second Monday of January through November, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    now at Canyon's Church, 717 - 15th St., in Clarston, WA
  • Contact:
    • Janet Scheelke, President
      • Telephone: 208-305-1723

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, 415 6th St, Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Greater Spokane Area

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Childrens Hospital:

Providence SHMC - Outpatient Ostomy Clinic:

  • Open:  M-F 8:00-2:30
  • Telephone:  509-474-4950 (leave a message if you don’t reach someone live).
  • No walk ins; appointments & MD referral required.
  • Can be seen for follow up, checkup, questions, or problems.
  • * Note that the specific location of the Outpatient Ostomy Clinic within the hospital complex has varied, so please ask about their location when you make your appointment!

Deaconess Medical Center

Deaconess MC - Wound Center:

  • Open:  M-F 9:00-3:00
  • Telephone:  509-473-7290 (leave a message if you don’t reach someone live).
  • No walk ins; appointments & MD referral required.

Spokane Ostomy Support Group

  • Dates & Time: First Tuesday monthly, Jan. - Dec., 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: From Fall though late Spring, meetings are held via Zoom.
    During Summer months, meetings are held in outdoor setting, usually in Manito Park.
    Meeting announcements are sent out to members via electronic mail.


Ostomy Visitor Program

  • Those who have had or are facing potential ostomy surgery should contact Carol Nelson (509-433-1242 or to arrange contact with or a visit from an experienced and trained ostomate Visitor.

Inland Northwest Bladder Cancer Support Group

  • A support group for urostomates and bladder cancer patients

  • Members meet the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, on 12 E. Olive, in downtown Spokane

  • Contact:

Ostomy Medical Suppliers - Spokane Area

Byram Healthcare Center, 1201 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201

Norco Medical, 520 E. North Foothills Dr., Spokane, WA 99207

Peaks & Plains Medical Inc.

  • Northside Location: 9996 N. Newport Hwy., Spokane, WA 99218
    • Telephone: 509-484-0903
  • Valley Location: 13524 E. Sprague #2, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
    • Telephone: 509-927-0991
  • Website:
  • Contact: Laura Morrison

Valley Mission Homecare Pharmacy, 12509 E. Mission Ave. #103, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

TriCities Area

Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352

Kadlec Ostomy Outpatient Clinic

Mid-Columbia (Richland) Ostomy Support Group, (TriCities), WA

Wenatchee Area

Confluence Health - Central Washington Hospital:

Confluence Health (Wenatchee) Ostomy Support Group, WA:

  • Contact:
    • Tyree Fender, RN, BSN, CWOCN
    • Telephone:  509-665-6156
    • Email:

Yakima Area

Virginia Mason Memorial (formerly Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital):

Virginia Mason Memorial Wound Care Services

    • Telephone: 509-575-8266
    • Contacts: 
      • Karen Aal, RN, CWOCN
      • Lois Engel, RN
      • Allyson Uhlman, RN, CWOCN