Macdonald's Prescriptions and Medical Supplies
WOC Clinic


Fairmont Medical Building
746 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G8
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Clinic Hours
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday & Holidays: Closed
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Ostomy

Traveling with an ostomy


Preparing for Flight Travel

  • Ostomy supplies are permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.
  • Medical supplies, equipment, and mobility aids can be brought in addition to the two carry-on bag limits.
  • You are not required to bring documentation to support your medical needs or condition, but it can facilitate screening.
  • Prescription medications and essential non-prescription medications are exempted from the 100 ml or 100 g (3.4 oz) limit and do not have to be placed in a plastic bag. These items should be labeled appropriately with the manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label identifying the medication.
  • Ostomy paste tubes must comply with the liquids, aerosols, and gels regulations (100 ml or less) and be placed in a clear 1 L plastic bag.
  • Pack scissors with blades more than 6cm from the joint to the tip in your checked baggage.
  • We recommend cutting your flanges in advance of your trip (if you need them on board the plane).
  • A change of clothing is advisable if you leak, especially on a long flight.

At Pre-Board Screening

  • Arrive well in advance of your flight.
  • You are encouraged to advise the screening officer of your medical condition before the screening process begins.

Physical Search

  • A physical search may be required if you alarm at the walk-through metal detector or if you are randomly selected. You can ask to be screened in a private search room.
  • A private search will be conducted with at least one same-gender screening officer present.
  • Screening officers in Canada are trained to be courteous, sensitive, and respectful of your situation.
  • For more information, please visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website at: catsa-acsta.gc.ca or call 1-888-294-2202

Product Checklist

  • 3 x times your usual product change (i.e. If changing twice a week and going away for one week, take six sets)
  • Convex flange / pouching system if you wear a flat pouching system
  • If you cut your flanges, precut some for the plane to allow you to check your scissors
  • Skin Prep Spray
  • Ostomy powder
  • Imodium
  • Electrolyte tablets/powder
  • Fillable water bottle
  • Night drainage bag - Urostomy