• Ostomy Care

    How to Get Ostomy Supplies

    Walking out of the hospital, excited to finally be freed of the midnight vitals and the doctors rounding at 5am, you very quickly realized you’ll now need medical supplies. Beyond that, you’ll need to deal with insurance, medical supply companies, prescriptions and doctors. This is my very simplified version of how people get ostomy supplies. Ostomy supplies usually require a prescription from your doctor (whether it is your gastrointestinal doctor or another specialist), particularly if you plan to get supplies through insurance. Doctors are often able to send your prescriptions directly to these supply companies, much like your doctor can call in a medicine prescription to a pharmacy. Doctors can…