Having a strong support network can be extremely important when managing a chronic illness like interstitial cystitis (IC). This support can come in a variety of forms:
- Find a Healthcare Provider
- Ask an IC Question
- Support Groups
- ICA’s Online Support Community
- Virtual Patient Education
- ICA Facebook Community
- ICA on Twitter
- ICHelp YouTube Channel
- Voices of Hope Blog
- So You Have IC, Now What?
- ICA Support Group LeaderKit
When you have IC, finding the right healthcare provider is key to the successful management of your condition. The free ICA Healthcare Provider Registry, now online, is a great way to begin your search. Containing over 1000 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dietitians, and counselors, the Registry will provide you with the information you need to build your IC healthcare team—in just a few clicks!
ICA’s Online Support Community is a place of peace, hope, and advice providing comfort for patients, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals looking for ways to better understand the impact of IC.
Resources for ICA patients, supporters, and healthcare providers, these educational materials cover a variety of topics that the IC community has indicated are important and sometimes difficult to understand.
Anyone Can Get IC
When first diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC) you may feel alone. Don’t — 4 to 12 million may have IC. At the ICA, we offer the most need-to-know information for IC patients and the best information to help you live with IC.
The Support Group LeaderKit is rich with resources for both the veteran IC support group leader and someone who is just thinking of starting a support group.
Revised Friday, January 9th, 2015