Where to find help
Currently, over 160 UCARE centers make up the UCARE network, making it the biggest network of urticaria expert centers worldwide. To find the center nearest to you, please follow this link to our UCARE Center website
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The Urticaria Association is a social profit organization. They promote health and make an indispensable contribution to our society by networking, advising and informing urticaria patients. They cooperate with doctors, healthcare facilities and patient organizations worldwide. They do not pursue any self-serving, profit-oriented goals. They are preparing the way for a future worth living with urticaria.
Urtikaria-Helden.de: Information platform with urticaria sufferers’ group on Facebook. Founded by Sabine Bauer and Kathrin Kühne in 2012 with the aim of providing other sufferers with information and sharing experiences so that they can find the right therapy for them more quickly. Today, the group has almost 2,600 members and Urtikaria-Helden.de is a comprehensive information platform about the forms, symptoms and treatment options of urticaria. The two founders are supported by the experienced dermatologists and allergists Prof. Dr. Staubach-Renz from the University Hospital in Mainz and Prof. Dr. Maurer from the Charité Hospital in Berlin.
An association of dermatologistst from Berlin and Brandenburg that was founded in 2015. The aim of the network is to improve the care of urticaria patients in Berlin and Brandenburg by promoting intra- and interdisciplinary cooperation between the members providing care for urticaria patients in matters of clinical and care research as well as in education, training and continuing education.
The German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB) was founded in 1897 as Germany’s first patient association. More than 125 years of existence mean 125 years of lived daily dialogue with children and adults suffering from allergies, nutritional problems, respiratory or skin diseases.
The Austrian Lung Union (ÖLU), founded 1985, is a nationwide active self-help group for people with respiratory diseases (Asthma, COPD, CF, Lung Cancer), skin diseases (Neurodermatitis, Urticaria) and allergies. The ÖLU supports and promotes the maturity of those affected. The goal: Informed patients and an informed society.
Fundacja Alabaster, it´s a patient advocacy group based in Poland. They provide educational materials, conferences, meetings, a support line, and workshops for adults, childrens, health care professionals and medical and psychology students. They work with asthma, allergy, eczema, food allergy and urticaria.
There has never been a Patients’ Association or an associative group dedicated to helping respond to the challenges that Chronic Urticaria represents in Portugal until APUrtica – Portuguese Association of Urticaria Patients, was founded in 2021. It is a non-profit association whose main objective is to support and defend the rights, needs and concerns of people living directly with this disease as well as for those who are indirectly affected by it, family members, friends, employers, etc.
Allergy Uk´s aim is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support. They run a dedicated Helpline and offer free Factsheets that provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives. The charity works with government, professional bodies, healthcare professionals and corporates to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.
The Association AAUC was founded 2012 and is a non-profit organization that groups together people affected by chronic urticaria with the aim of improving their quality of life.
The mission of Allergy & Asthma Network is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.
At Allergy & Asthma Network, works with national and local partners to train healthcare professionals and hosts events and screenings that reach people directly in their communities. They raise awareness and educate millions each year with easy-to-understand, medically reviewed resources in English and Spanish. The network advocates at the federal and state levels to improve access to care and affordable medications and works to ensure the patient voice is included in research and drug development.
A group of specialists and patients with chronic urticaria that aims to improve the health and quality of life of people dealing with this disease. This group is aiming to find ways to support the advancement of knowledge and research on chronic urticaria, search for relevant, updated information on chronic urticaria, validate it and make it available. Further, this oganization aims to influence decisions within the medical community, governments and other stakeholders, as well as raise awareness of this condition and inform and train medical staff so they can diagnose correctly and better refer patients to the specialists they need.
The Peruvian Association of Patients with Urticaria (APPU), has been formed by a group of patients with Chronic Urticaria to give guidance and support to other patients with this disease. Is a virtual place were patients can share their difficulties and insights, with a global aim of a better quality of life. For this we have a physician advisory board from Peruvian UCARE members.
The Association was created on 11 January 2021 and had its first General Assembly with founding members on 2 May 2021.
We are a non-profit association, formed by a group of people with psoriasis and professionals interested in working to provide psychological, occupational and social support to people suffering from psoriasis and other skin diseases in Colombia.
Padece Foundation (Chronic and Empowered Dermatological Patients) was born in 2022 as the first non-profit foundation in the country, which groups and accompanies patients, diagnosed and seeking a diagnosis, with chronic immune-mediated dermatological diseases, and under the slogan “For a dermatological conscience”, seeks to make visible the high monetary and psychological cost of skin pathologies, as well as the importance of their health care, away from aesthetic or cosmetic considerations.