Ostomy Services

Happy older woman with her adult daughter Enloe Medical Center offers physician-directed ostomy care, with each case managed by a board-certified ostomy nurse.

Enloe’s Wound/Ostomy & Hyperbaric Center is the only full-service outpatient ostomy clinic north of Sacramento.

If you are having trouble with your ostomy, give us a call. We’re here to help you!

Ostomy Explained

An ostomy is a life-saving surgery that changes how the body gets rid of urine or stool.

When an ostomy is needed, a surgeon can create a special opening, or stoma. The stoma is located on the abdomen and is covered with a collection pouch, or bag. The pouch collects the person’s urine and stool since the body is unable to eliminate it in the usual way.

Services We Offer

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Pre-operative care
  • Ostomy self-care education
  • Peristomal skin evaluation and care
  • Stomal care, including problem solving for leakage, rash, odor and ulcerations
  • Stomal equipment fitting and problem solving
  • Tube management
  • Self-care education for nephrostomy
  • PEG and Mic-Key tubes
  • Education, such as videos and reading materials

Getting Started

Ostomy service requires an appointment. It’s best to have a physician’s referral, but patients can also self-refer. Medical professionals should complete this referral form.

Connect with a Local Resource

The Greater Chico Ostomy Association is a nonprofit support and outreach group that offers monthly group meetings. The group provides support for patients, as well as their support persons and family. Learn more.

Enloe Wound/Ostomy & Hyperbaric Center

Talk to your health care provider about a referral.

Contact Us

Phone: 530-332-7144

Fax: 530-893-6950

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