What if I can’t afford my supplies?

Jul 09, 2021

If you can’t afford your supplies, you can get free supplies from the UOAA (www.uoaa.org, 1-800-826-0826), the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (www.wocn.org), or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org; 1-800-227-2345) 

Contact the following types of agencies in your area and ask if they maintain a “Donation Closet”. 

  • Local hospitals 
  • Local Visiting Nurse associations 
  • Local clinics 
  • Local Goodwill Industries 

Call your state’s 2-1-1 number. Just dial 211 like you would dial 911. 

Kindred Box is a Facebook group for ostomy supplies. (https://www.hollister.com/en/ostomycare/ostomylearningcenter/livingwithanostomy/kindredboxhasaheartforthoseinneed) 


The distributors listed below often sell supplies at lower prices, in some cases by not accepting insurance. 

Best Buy Ostomy Supplies: 866-940-4555 

Lifeline Medical Supply 

Mercy Supply Collaborative: 888-637-2912 

Ostomy4less: 877-678-6694; contact Patti or Tom at [email protected] 

Parthenon Ostomy Supplies: 800-453-8898 

Stomabags: 855-828-1444