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Free Medical Equipment In New York: How And Where To Get It

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Finding the money for elderly loved ones to pay for all the different, and seemingly endless, pieces of home medical equipment which can be needed can be difficult, stressful and very time-consuming. So, here is a guide of where and how you can find free home medical equipment in New York State, and not just for the elderly.

I have put together a very long list of sources for free home medical equipment – some of it new, and some of it gently used – and accompanying this, where necessary, you will find instructions on how to apply.

Free medical equipment is available at –

 

  • the New York Assistive Technology Program – TRAID centers
  • medical equipment reuse, refurbishing and recycling
  • State Independent Living Centers
  • medical equipment lending or loan closets
  • free equipment listings online
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare – much cheaper but not free
  • the VA
  • cheap used durable medical equipment from Goodwill stores
  • cheap used durable medical equipment from Salvation Army stores
  • cheap used durable medical equipment from other non-profit thrift stores

 

I would suggest using the links in the table of contents below to skip to the section you wish to browse.

There are literally hundreds of different places you can find free home medical equipment in New York State listed in this article, as well as places where you can buy cheaper home medical equipment.

 

The New York Assistive Technology Program

 

The New York state Assistive Technology Program is called TRAID – 

Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Program

 

Website – https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/traid-program

Unfortunately, TRAID no longer has an online equipment exchange where you can find free medical equipment on a person-to-person basis.

Your only option is to contact TRAID at your Regional TRAID Center.

The Centers may have –

  • demonstrations of different types of AT technologies and equipment
  • run training in the use of the equipment
  • have loan closets of AT equipment, which will include many items of durable medical equipment

Below is a list of the TRAID Regional Centers and their contact information, and all you have to do is give them a call and make them aware that you are financially unable to pay for the equipment, and that you are either elderly, or disabled.

TRAID should then let you know if you are eligible for assistance, what equipment they have available to loan to you, or put you in touch with a group who may be able to help you.

Don’t be too discouraged if you don’t qualify, as I have found several hundred loan closets run by local communities, all lending out equipment for free to those in need, and I am sure that there are many, many more.

TRAID Program Regional Centers

“The Program funds twelve Regional TRAID Centers that offer local assistive technology-related information and referral, product demonstrations, device loans and advocacy and awareness services”

source- https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/traid-program

 

Adirondack Regional Technology Center

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

101 Broad St, 309 Sibley Hall,

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: 518 564 3362

 

Website: https://www.plattsburgh.edu/about/centers/cnbh/artc/index.html

Serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St Lawrence Counties

 

 

AIM Independent Living Center

271 East 1st St,

Corning, NY 14830

Phone: 607 962 8225

 

Website: https://aimcil.com/

Serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben Counties

 

 

Center for Assistive Technology, Inc.

315 Alberta Drive, Ste 102

Amherst, NY 14226

Phone: 716 836 1350

 

Website: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/cat.html

Serves Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming Counties

 

 

Central New York TRAID Center

Access CNY,

1603 Court St,

Syracuse, NY 13208

Phone: 315 410 3336

 

Website: https://www.accesscny.org/

Serves Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tompkins Counties

Genesee-Finger Lakes TRAID Center 

Regional Center for Independent

497 State St,

Rochester, NY 14608

Phone: 585 442 6470

 

Webiste: http://www.rcil.org/page/services/loancloset

Serves Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates Counties

 

 

Hudson Valley Regional TRAID Center

Wraparound Services of the Hudson Valley

250 Tuytenbridge Rd,

Lake Katrine, NY 12449

Phone 845 336 7235 ext. 2173   or   845 901 1920

 

Website: https://cpulster.org/services/traid-program/

Serves Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster Counties

 

 

Long Island TRAID Center 

Long Island Communities of Practice

PO Box 5013,

Montauk, NY 11954

Phone: 631 668 4858

 

Website: http://licop.org/traid.html

Serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties

 

 

Lower Hudson Valley Technology Center 

Westchester Institute for Human Development

Cedarwood Hall,

Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: 914 493 7364

Website: https://www.wihd.org/programs-services/assistive-technology/

Serves, Putnam, Westchester Counties

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center

71 Glenwood Avenue,

Queensbury, NY 12804

Phone: 518 792 3537

Website: https://sailhelps.org/equipment/

Serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington Counties

 

 

Southern Tier Independence Center

135 East Frederick St,

Binghamton, NY 13904

Phone: 607 724 2111

Website: http://www.stic-cil.org/traid.html

Serves Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga Counties

 

 

Technology Resources Center – NYC

Adapt Community Network

175 Lawrence Ave,

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Phone: 718 436 7979

 

Website: https://www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org/service-options/technology/

Serves Bronx, New York, Queens, Richmond Counties

 

 

Upstate Cerebral Palsy TRAID RTC 

675 Catherine St,

Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315 292 1968

 

Website: https://www.upstatecp.org/programs-and-services/assistive-and-adaptive-equipment/inventory-and-loans

Serves Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Oneida Counties

Medical equipment reuse organizations in New York State

 

The following are organizations which redistribute durable medical equipment for “reuse”, to those in need in New York State, either for free, or very low prices.

There are some reuse centers which only accept gifts of gently used equipment which does not require any fixing or refurbishing, for redistribution into the community.

The Regional TRAID Centers which I listed above are also reuse centers, as they accept donations of gently used equipment.

Independent Living Centers for the disabled accept donations of equipment, and will then redistribute it to the individuals in their care and the community through their loan closets – you will find all the New York State ILC’s listed in the section following Reuse Centers’ section below, accompanied by all of their addresses and contact information listed there.

Not all “reuse” centers will redistribute used medical equipment for free, as they are having to pay the costs of refurbishing and sanitizing the items – but they are redistributed for very low prices.

 

Reuse Centers and Programs in New York State –

TRAID Centers 

You can contact your Regional TRAID Center, and let them know about your needs for certain equipment, and they will let you know if you qualify for free assistive devices and durable medical equipment.

You can find the 12 Regional TEAID Centers listed above with their contact information,

or use this link to the list of regional centers on the Justice Center website –

 

Website – https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/traid-program

 

New York State Independent Living Centers

As I have already said, ILC’s will distribute durable medical equipment to the disabled in their community.

Just contact your ILC if you are disabled – the list of ILC’s in New York State is in the following section of this article

 

Big Reuse

Big Reuse is an environmental nonprofit organization which aims to reduce the amount of equipment which is going in to land fill.

Big Reuse

1 12th St,

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: 718 725 8925

 

Website : https://www.bigreuse.org/

 

Crutches 4 Kids

459 Columbus Ave,

New York, NY 10024

Phone: 646 535 4629

 

Website: http://www.crutches4kids.org/

 

Crutches 4 Kids  is dedicated to supplying crutches to children around the world who need them.

 

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and New Jersey

Goodwill NYNJ is a nonprofit organization which employs people with disabilities helping to give them independence, and sells at very low prices equipment which has been refurbished.

At their stores, you will find the following equipment for sale –

  • walkers
  • wheelchairs
  • crutches

To find their store locations you can just go to the website store locator page which is here – https://locations.goodwillnynj.org/

Just enter your Zip Code in greater New York or Northern New Jersey, and you will get the stores in your area.

 

Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center

34-35a 12th St,

Astoria, NY 11106

Phone: 718 786 1550

 

The center provides services and loans medical equipment to seniors in Astoria.

 

Life Adjustment Center

This is a center providing services for the mentally and developmentally handicapped.

 

Life Adjustment Center

1430 Broadway,

New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212 938 1223

 

You will need to give the center a call and find out what equipment they are looking for.

 

The Reusetrail

This is a little different as it is a website of all the different thrift stores in, and around, Ithaca which sell items for reuse and is part of the initiative for a greener Tompkins County.

Website: http://reusetrail.com/

Independent Living Centers in New York State

 

Independent Living Centers help individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community, and part of their mission is to help with supply of medical equipment those individuals require – either by loaning it or giving it to them for free.

Below is a full list of the ILC’s in New York State complete with their addresses, phone numbers and websites.

 

Albany
Capital District Center for Independence
1716 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
518 459 6422
http://www.cdciweb.com/
CDCI Schenectady Center
105 Jay Street, Room 2, City Hall, Schenectady, NY 12302
518 459 6422 (Voice/TTY)
Bingampton
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 East Fredrick St, Binghampton, NY 13904
607 724 2111 (Voice/TTY)
https://stic-cil.org/
Bronx
Bronx Independent Living Services Inc
4419 3rd Ave, #2C, Bronx, NY 11201
718 515 2800
http://www.bils.org/
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
27 Smith St, Ste 200, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 998 3000, TTY 718 998 7406
https://www.bcid.org/
Buffalo
Western New York Independent Living Inc.
3108 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
716 836 0822 (Voice/TDD)
http://wnyil.org/
WNYIL Agency:
Independent Living of the Genessee Region
319 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
585 815 8501 ext. 400 (Voice/TTD)
http://wnyil.org/ILGR
WNYIL Agency:
Independent Living of Niagara County
2407 N Main St, Warsaw, NY 14569
585 815 8501 ext. 421, 422 (Voice/TTD)
http://wnyil.org/ILGR
746 Portage Rd,Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716 284 4132 (Voice/TDD)
http://wnyil.org/Independent-Living-Niagara
Corning
AIM Independent Living Center
271 E First St, Corning, NY 14830
607 962 8225
https://aimcil.com/
AIM Elmira Office
650 Baldwin St, Elmira, NY 14901
607 962 8225 ext. 215
https://aimcil.com/contacts/29-elmira-office/4
AIM Belmont Office
84 Schuyler St, Belmont, NY 14813
https://aimcil.com/contact-us
AIM Hornell Office
370 Sawyer St, Building 3, Hornell, NY 14843
https://aimcil.com/contact-us
AIM Montour Fall Office
Schuyler County Complex, 323 Owego St, Montour Falls, NY, 14865
https://aimcil.com/contact-us
Cortland
Access to Independence of Cortland County
26 N Main St, Cortland, NY 13045
607 753 7363
https://www.aticortland.org/
Glen Falls
Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL)
71 Glenwood Ave, Queeensbury, NY 12804
518 792 3537
https://sailhelps.org/
Glen Falls/Saratoga Country Club Plaza (SAIL)
418 Geyser Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518 584 8202
https://sailhelps.org/
Harlem
Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC)
289 St. Nicholas Ave, Ste 21, Lower Level, New York, NY 10027
212 222 7122
Ithaca
Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)
215 Fifth Street,Ithaca, NY 14850
607 272 2433 (Voice/TTY)
https://fliconline.org/FLIC/
Jamestown
Southwestern Independent Living Center Inc. (SILC)
843 North Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701
716 661 3010
https://silcchq.org/
Kingston
Resource Center for Accessible Living Inc. (RCAL)
727 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
845 331 0541, 845 331 4527 (TTY)
https://www.rcal.org/
Long Island
Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL)
3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 208, Levittown, NY 11756
516 796 0144, 516 796 0135 (TTY)
https://licil.net/
Manhattan
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
841 Broadway, Suite 301, New York, NY 10003
212 674 2300
https://www.cidny.org/
CIDNY Queens
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 400, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
646 442 1520
https://www.cidny.org/
Massena
Maximizing IndependentLiving Choices
(MILC)
ST. Lawrence County
156 Center Street, Massena, NY 13662
315 764 9442
http://milcinc.org/
MILC Malone Outreach
Franklin County
3372 State Route 11, Ste D, Malone, NY 12953
518 483 2151
http://milcinc.org/
MILC Ogdensburg Outreach
St. Lawrence County
1033 Paterson Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315 764 9442
http://milcinc.org/
MILC Watertown
Jefferson & Lewis Counties
120 Washington St, Box 430, Watertown, NY 13669
315 764 9442
http://milcinc.org/
Monticello
Action Toward Independence, Inc. (ATI)
309 East Broadway, Ste A, Monticello, NY 12701
845 794 4228
https://www.atitoday.org/
ATI Middletown
126 Seward Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940
845 343 4284
https://www.atitoday.org/
Newburgh
Independent Living, Inc.(IL)
5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, NY 12550
845 565 1162
https://myindependentliving.org/
IL - Middletown
66 Bennett Street, Middletown, NY 10940
845 342 1162
https://myindependentliving.org/
IL - Monticello
10 Prince Street, Ste 12, Monticello, NY 12701
845 794 3322
https://myindependentliving.org/
Oneonta
Catskill Center for Independence
6104 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820
607 432 8000 (Voice/TTY)
https://www.ccfi.us/
Olean
Directions in Independent Living
512 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760
716 373 4602
http://directions-olean.com/#xl_xr_page_index
Plattsburgh
North Country Center for Independence
80 Sharron Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518 563 9058
https://www.ncci-online.com/
Poughkeepsie
Taconic Resources for Independence
82 Washington Street, Suite 214, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845 452 3913
https://taconicresources.org/
Rochester
Regional Center for Independent Living Center for Disability Rights
497 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608
585 442 6470 (Voice/TTY)
https://www.cdrnys.org/
Rochester/Geneva
34 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456
315 759 2955
https://www.cdrnys.org/
Rochester/Corning
23 West Market Street, Suite 103, Corning, NY 14830
607 654 0030
https://www.cdrnys.org/
Rockland
Bridges
873 Route 45, Suite 108, New City, NY 10956
845 624 1366
https://www.bridgesrc.org/
Saranac Lake
Tri Lakes Center for Independent Living
43 Broadway Street, Suite 1, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
518 891 5295
https://www.tlcil.org/
Staten Island
Staten Island Center for Independent Living
470 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
718 720 9016
Suffolk
Suffolk Independent Living
755 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY 11742
631 880 7929
https://www.siloinc.org/
Syracuse
ARISE Main Office
635 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
315 472 3171
https://www.ariseinc.org/
ARISE Cayuga/Seneca County
21 Lincoln Street, Auburn, NY 13027
315 255 3447
https://www.ariseinc.org/
ARISE Madison County/Arise at the Farm
1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango, NY 13037
315 363 4675
https://www.ariseinc.org/
ARISE Oswego County
9 Fourth Avenue, Oswego, NY 13126
315 342 4088
https://www.ariseinc.org/
ARISE Fulton Satellite Office
113 Schuyler Street, Suite 2, Fulton, NY 13069
315 887 5156
https://www.ariseinc.org/
Troy
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Vallley (ILCHV)
15-17 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180
518 274 0701
https://www.ilchv.org/
ILCHV Hudson Center
802 Columbia Street, Hudson, New York 12534
518 828 4886
https://www.ilchv.org/
Utica
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) UTICA
131 Genesee St, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210
315 797 4642
https://www.rcil.com/
RCIL - Dorothy Smith Center
1607 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13503-0210
315 624 2554
https://www.rcil.com/
RCIL Amsterdam Office
131 Maple Avenue Extension, Amsterdam, NY 12010
518 842 3561
https://www.rcil.com/
RCIL Herkimer Office
Herkimer Business Park, 420 E. German Street, Suite 107A, Herkimer, NY 13350
315 866 7245
https://www.rcil.com/
Watertown
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
Jefferson County
210 Court Street, Suite 107, Watertown, NY 13601
315 785 8703
http://www.nrcil.net/
NRCIL Lewis County
5520 Jackson St, Lowville, NY 13367
315 836 3735
http://www.nrcil.net/
St Lwarence County
1033 Paterson Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315 785 8703
http://www.nrcil.net/
White Plains
Westchester Independent Living Center
10 County Center Road, 2nd Floor, White Plains, NY 10607
914 682 3926
https://www.wilc.org/
White Plains/ Putnam
Putnam Independent Living Sevices
1441 Route 22, Suite 204, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Brewster, NY 10509
845 228 7457
https://www.putnamils.org/
Yonkers
Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.
984 North Broadway, Suite LL 10, Yonkers, NY 10701
914 968 4717
https://wdom.org/

Get free medical equipment from Loan Closets in New York State

The following is a list of all the loan closets that I was able to find in New York State, and from which you can borrow durable medical equipment.

In almost every case it is totally free, but some community loan closets will ask for a deposit for the duration of the loan.

I have listed the organizations who are loaning the equipment, their address, any website information, contact details, the area they serve, and also the type of equipment you can borrow.

The list is very long, so I would suggest using the menu of towns and counties in New York State below, to find the loan closet nearest to you.
 

Medical equipment loan closets in Albany, and the Counties of Albany and Rensselaer, New York

Bethlehm Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054

Phone Number

518 439 4955, ext. 1169 0r 1175

Website

https://www.townofbethlehem.org/276/Outreach

Loan Closet Service Area

Bethlehem, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You will need to call to see what equipment is currently available for loan
East Greenbush Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone Number

518 477 4194

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

East Greenbush, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches, patient lifts
New Scotland Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Town Hall, 2029 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Phone Number

New Scotland Town Clerk - 518 439 4865

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

New Scotland, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Walkers, shower chairs, canes, shower benches, therapeutic mattresses, crutches, commodes

Medical equipment loan closets in Allegany County, New York

Allegany County Office for the Aging

Loan Closet Location

6085 State Street, Belmont, NY 14813

Phone Number

585 263 9398

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches, patient lifts
Andover Lions Club

Loan Closet Location

PO Box 772, Andover, NY 14806

Phone Number

607 478 8740

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Andover residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, commodes
Belfast American Legion

Loan Closet Location

19 S. Main St, Belfast, NY 14711

Phone Number

585 365 2015

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes
Belmont American Legion Auxiliary

Loan Closet Location

29 Schuyler St, Belmont, NY 14813

Phone Number

585 268 5476

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes
Bolivar American Legion

Loan Closet Location

387 Main St, Bolivar, NY 14715

Phone Number

585 928 2827

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Bolivar residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches
Canaseraga Lions Club

Loan Closet Location

Swain, NY 14884

Phone Number

607 545 8858

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, crutches
Cuba American Legion

Loan Closet Location

5 E. Main St, Cuba, NY 14727

Phone Number

585 968 3281

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, commodes, etc
Wellsville American Legion

Loan Closet Location

23 Jefferson St, Wellsville, NY 14895

Phone Number

585 593 5345

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Wellsville residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, etc

Medical equipment loan closets in Binghamton, and Broome County, New York

Disabled American Veterans

Loan Closet Location

76 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905

Phone Number

607 729 1278

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Broome County, NY - other members of DAV

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and more
Elks Lodge Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

2071 Vestal Parkway, Vestal NY 13850

Phone Number

607 748 0081

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Vestal, NY, Elk Lodge Members Only

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to call to find out what equipment is currently available for loan.
Sarah Jane Johnsom Memorial Methodist Church

Loan Closet Location

308 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790

Phone Number

607 797 3938

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Broome County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, commodes
Revolving Door Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 Frederick St, Binghamton, NY 13904

Phone Number

607 724 2111

Website

http://www.stic-cil.org/accepted.html

Loan Closet Service Area

Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga Counties, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Amplified phones, button aids, canes, CCTVs, commodes, communication devices, dressing sticks, gait trainers, grab bars, hoyer lifts, leg lifters, magnifiers, raised toilet seats, ramps, grabbers, long, handled shoe horns, shower chairs, standers, strollers, switch-activated toys, switches, tray tables - over-the-bed, TTYs, tub benches, tub transfer benches, walkers, wheelchair cushions, wheelchairs
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 478 Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

65 Carroll St, Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone Number

607 722 5781

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Binghamton, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and other general mobility equipment
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 1449 Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

103 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY 13760

Phone Number

607 785 7071

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Endicott, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and other general mobility equipment

Medical equipment loan closets in Buffalo,  and Erie County, New York

American Red Cross Hamburg Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

5161 Camp Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone Number

716 648 4400

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Hamburg, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what equipment is currently available you will need to call the loan closet
Amherst Lions club Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

P.O. Box 2011, Buffalo, NY 14226

Phone Number

716 634 1212

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/amherstny/

Loan Closet Service Area

Amherst, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what equipment is currently available you will need to call the loan closet
Boston Lions Club Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

4840 McKinley Parkway 14, Hamburg, NY 14075

Phone Number

716 648 5908

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/boston_ny/

Loan Closet Service Area

Hamburg, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what equipment is currently available you will need to call the loan closet
Gowanda Lions Club Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

PO Box 1, Gowanda, NY 14070

Phone Number

716 532 3067

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

The Gowanda School District

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what equipment is currently available you will need to call the loan closet
Grand Island Lions Club Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

PO Box 71, Grand Island, NY 14072

Phone Number

716 773 7185

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Grand Island, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, portable commodes, shower chairs
Independence Foundation Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

2220 Hall Rd, Elma, NY 14059

Phone Number

716 685 3976

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Eries County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Ramps, wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc...
Lancaster Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone Number

716 681 5169

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Lancaster, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to contact the club to find out what equipment is currently available for loan
Lions Blind and Charity Fund, Inc.

Loan Closet Location

P.O.Box 2011, Buffalo, NY 14226

Phone Number

716 694 4710

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Buffalo, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, crutches, cane
Muscular Dystrophy Association Of WNY Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

500 Main St, 343, Buffalo, NY 14221

Phone Number

716 626 0035

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

MDA members of Buffalo, and of the surrounding area

Free Equipment For Loan

Patient lifts, wheelchairs, walkers, standers, hospital beds, mattresses, shower chairs, transfer boards, bathroom equipment, crutches, communication devices
Operation Good Neighbor Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

2030 South Creek Rd, North Evans, NY 14112

Phone Number

716 627 5194

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Village of Angola, Town of Brant, Hamlet of North Evans, Village of Farnham, Hamlet of Lake View

Free Equipment For Loan

You will have to call to find out what types of equipemnt are currently available for loan
Orchard Park Lions Club Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Phone Number

Phone the Town Clerk's Office: 716 662 6410

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/orchard_park/page-8.php

Loan Closet Service Area

Orchard Park, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, commodes, crutches, seat walkers, shower benches or chairs, toilet risers, walkers, wheelchairs
Western New York Independent Living, Inc.

Loan Closet Location

3108 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone Number

716 836 1168

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Buffalo, NY, and the surrounding area

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, walkers, commodes, wheelchairs, shower benches
West Seneca Lions Club Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

PO Box 752, West Seneca, NY 14224

Phone Number

716 241 8570

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/westseneca/

Loan Closet Service Area

West Seneca, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Manual wheelchairs, transport chairs, wheelchair ramps, knee scooters, rollator walkers

Medical equipment loan closets in Cattaraugus County, New York

Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

920 North 4th St, Olean, NY 14760

Phone Number

716 379 8491

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Seneca Nation Of Indians and Wyoming Counites, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches, patient lifts
St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store

Loan Closet Location

441 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760

Phone Number

716 373 0185

Website

https://www.facebook.com/St-Vincent-De-Paul-Olean-NY-1760227877623803

Loan Closet Service Area

Not specified

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, etc..

Medical loan closets in Chenango County, New York

Chenango County Area Agency on Aging Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Chenango County Area Agency on Aging, 5 Court St, Norwich, Ny 13815

Phone Number

607 337 1770

Website

https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/aaoa/

Loan Closet Service Area

Chenango County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to call to find out what equipment is currently available
Greene Grange 1413 Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

301 Harrington Rd, Greene, NY 13771

Phone Number

607 656 9348

Website

https://www.circlevillechurch.org/hospitalequipment

Loan Closet Service Area

Chenango County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Crutches, hospital beds, wheeelchairs, commodes and more.

Medical loan closets in Columbia County, New York

Gallatin Community Lending Closet

Loan Closet Location

Gallatin Town Hall, 667 County Rte 7, Gallatin, NY 12502

Phone Number

518 398 7519

Website

https://gallatin.yourtownhub.com/community-lending-closet/

Loan Closet Service Area

Rockland County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Hospital beds, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, raised toilet seats, crutches, canes

Medical equipment loan closets in Delaware County, New York

American Legion Auxiliary

Loan Closet Location

41 Page Ave, NY 13753

Phone Number

607 746 6952

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Delaware County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, canes
Catskill Center for Independence

Loan Closet Location

6104 State Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone Number

607 432 8000

Website

https://www.ccfi.us/programs/equipment-loan

Loan Closet Service Area

Delaware County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Commodes, wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, shower benches
Delaware County Office For The Aging

Loan Closet Location

97 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753

Phone Number

607 832 5750

Website

http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/ofa/OtherServices.htm

Loan Closet Service Area

Delaware County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, crutches, etc ...
Downsville American Legion

Loan Closet Location

6798 Back River Rd, Downsville, NY 13755

Phone Number

607 363 2808

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Delaware County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

To find about what type of equipment is available for loan, just call their office.
Town of Deposit medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

175 Front St, Deposit, NY 13754

Phone Number

607 467 3850

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Residents of Broome and Deposit

Free Equipment For Loan

To find about what type of equipment is available for loan, just call their office.
Elijah's Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

First Congregational Church, 4 Mead St, Walton, NY 1385

Phone Number

607 865 7935 or 607 865 4066

Website

https://uccwalton.com/index.php/medical-equipment-closet/

Loan Closet Service Area

Delaware County residents

Free Equipment For Loan

canes, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, commodes, raised toilet seats, grab bars and bath rails, hospital beds, patient lifts, glucose monitors, oxygen machines

Medical equipment loan closets in Genesee County, New York

Independent Living of the Genesee Region

Loan Closet Location

319 West Main St, Left Rear, Batavia, NY 14020

Phone Number

585 815 8501

Website

http://wnyil.org/Independent-Living-of-the-Genesee-Region/Programs-Services

Loan Closet Service Area

Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, shower benches, raised toilet seats, portable ramps, and more...

Medical equipment loan closets in Ithaca, and Tompkins County, New York

Dryden Veteran's Memorial Home Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

2272 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 13), Dryden, NY 13053

Phone Number

607 844 9900

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Dryden, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Grab bars, bathtub transfer seats, raised toilet seats, hospital beds, wheelchairs, canes, crutches
Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

215 Fifth St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone Number

607 272 2433

Website

https://fliconline.org/FLIC/assistive-equipment-loans/

Loan Closet Service Area

Finger Lakes, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, commodes, hip kits, shoe horns, reachers, dressing sticks, button hooks, tub grab bars, bed rails, toilet safety frames, raised toilet seats
Groton American Legion Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

307 Main St, Groton, NY 13073

Phone Number

607 898 3837

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Groton, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, bathroom safety equipment
Trumansburg American Legion Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

4431 Seneca Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Phone Number

607 387 4212

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Trumansburg, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, walkers, commodes

Medical equipment loan closets in the Jamestown area, New York

Chautauqua County Samaritan House

Loan Closet Location

2 East Avenue, Sinclaireville, NY 14782

Phone Number

716 962 2246

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Chautauqua County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what types of equipemnet are currently available for loan you will need to call the loan closet
Chautauqua Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

77 North Eries St, Mayville, NY 14757

Phone Number

716 753 7816 or 716 359 588 or 716 269 9801

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Chautauqua County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what types of equipemnet are currently available for loan you will need to call the loan closet
Community Helping Hands

Loan Closet Location

31 Water St, Jamestown, NY 14701

Phone Number

716 487 1488

Website

http://www.chhny.org/ministries/medical-supplies/

Loan Closet Service Area

Jamestown, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, crutches, patient lifts
Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club, Box 44, Dunkirk, NY 14048

Phone Number

716 672 8509

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Dunkirk and Fedonia, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers
Southwestern Independent Living Center

Loan Closet Location

843 N. Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701

Phone Number

716 661 3010

Website

https://silcchq.org/services-we-provide

Loan Closet Service Area

Jamestown, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, tub seats, commodes, shower benches

Medical loan closets in Lewis County, New York

Lewis County Office for the Aging Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Lewis County Office for the Aging, P.O. Box 193, 5274 Outer Stowe St, Lowville, NY 13367

Phone Number

315 376 5313 ext. 5

Website

https://www.lewiscounty.org/departments/office-for-the-aging/office-for-the-aging

Loan Closet Service Area

Lewis County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, commodes, walkers, bath benches and more...

Medical equipment loan closets in the Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York

Arthritis Foundation Equipment Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Arthritis Foundation - long Island Chapter, 501 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747

Phone Number

631 427 8272

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Long Island, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, etc
Riverhead Town Senior Center Equipment Lending Closet

Loan Closet Location

60 Shade Tree Lane, Aquebogue, NY 11901

Phone Number

631 722 4444

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Riverhead, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

To find out what equipment is available currently you will need to contact the loan closet
Society for Lending Comforts to the Sick Medical Equipment Lending Close

Loan Closet Location

71 Blydenburgh Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787

Phone Number

631 265 1674

Website

https://www.lendingcomforts.org/

Loan Closet Service Area

Smithtown, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, transport chairs, rollators, commodes, bath/shower chairs and benches
Suffolk Independent Living Organization Lending Closet

Loan Closet Location

3253 Route 12, Building 10, Medford, NY 11763

Phone Number

631 880 7929

Website

https://www.siloinc.org/lending-closet.html

Loan Closet Service Area

Suffolk Conuty, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, rollators, rolling walkers, shower benches, hoyer lifts, scooters, power chairs, portable ramps
The Brookhaven Lending Closet

Loan Closet Location

Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738

Phone Number

Henrietta Acampora in Blue PointPhone: 631 363 5193 New Village CentereachPhone: 631 732 2338 Robert E. Reid Sr. in ShorehamPhone:631 744 2601

Website

https://www.lendingcomforts.org/

Loan Closet Service Area

Brookhaven, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, canes, shower chairs

Medical equipment loan closets in New York City

ADAPT Community Network

Loan Closet Location

SHARE Brooklyn, 160 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Phone Number

718 436 7979, x708

Website

https://www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org/

Loan Closet Service Area

Brooklyn, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You can donate a wide range of assistive technology devices and gently used medical equipment, so give a call to the center that you wish to donate to and find out if they are accepting your type of equipment.

Loan Closet Location

SHARE Bronx, 1770 Stillwell Ave, Bronx, NY 10469

Phone Number

718 652 9700, x219

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Bronx, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Ditto

Loan Closet Location

SHARE Staten Island, 281 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302

Phone Number

718 442 6006, x277

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Staten Island, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Ditto

Loan Closet Location

SHARE Manhattan, 80 West End Ave, New York, NY 10023

Phone Number

718 436 7979, x711

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Manhattan, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Ditto
Afya

Loan Closet Location

140 Saw Mill Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701

Phone Number

914 920 5081

Website

http://afyafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Afya-Guidelines-for-Donations-1.pdf

Loan Closet Service Area

Global

Free Equipment For Loan

The list of items accepted as donations is very long, so check the website link I have provided to the page with that information
Evangel Church Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

39-20 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone Number

718 361 5454

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Long Island City, Queens, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You will need to call to find out what equipment is being accepted
The Jon Stone Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

Loan Closet Location

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004

Phone Number

216 619 1400

Website

http://www.als-ny.org/index.php?page=for_patients&sub=loan

Loan Closet Service Area

Individuals with a diagnosis of ALS, and who reside in - New York City (all 5 boroughs) , Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Long Island, Northern New, Jersey

Free Equipment For Loan

Manual wheelchairs, tilt manual wheelchairs, transport wheelchairs, wheelchair cushions, patient lifts, full electric hospital beds, sliding tub benches, ramps, lift chairs, transfer boards
Cancer Care Thrift Shop

Loan Closet Location

1480 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Phone Number

212 879 9868

Website

https://www.cancercare.org/support_us/thrift_shop

Loan Closet Service Area

New York City, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, patient lifts, crutches, walkers etc

Medical equipment loan closets in the County of Niagara, New York

Barker Lions Club Medical loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

P.O. Box 123, Barker, NY 14012

Phone Number

716 795 3136

Website

http://www.barkerlions.org/

Loan Closet Service Area

Baker, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to ask the club
Gasport Lions Club Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

6791 Canal Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Phone Number

716 523 9594

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gasport/

Loan Closet Service Area

Western New York

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to ask the club
Town of Niagara Lions Club Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

7100 Porter Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Phone Number

716 628 0244

Website

https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/town_of_niagara/

Loan Closet Service Area

Western New York

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to ask the club

Medical equipment loan closets in Ontario County, New York

Canandaigua Emergency Squad Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

233 N Pearl St, Canandaigua, NY 14244

Phone Number

585 394 5860

Website

http://www.canandaiguaes.org/loan-closet.html

Loan Closet Service Area

Canandaigua, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Electric wheelchairs, walkers, raised toilet seats, scooters, hospital beds, quad canes, crutches, portable ramps
Hearts of Gold Ministry

Loan Closet Location

22 Teft Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Phone Number

315 548 6292

Website

http://www.wellspringchurch.us/home.html

Loan Closet Service Area

Clifton Springs, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to call to find out what equipment the loan closet is looking for.
Manchester Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Manchester Village Hall, 8 Clifton St, Bennett Building, 4 Center St, Manchester, NY 14504

Phone Number

585 289 4340

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Red Jacket School District

Free Equipment For Loan

Canes, commodes, crutches, walkers, wheelcahirs, beds, bath chairs
Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance, 1321 East Victor Rd,Victor, NY 14564

Phone Number

585 924 3959

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Farmington and Victor, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers and crutches

Medical loan closets in Orange County, New York

Circleville EP Church Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

890 Goshen Turnpike, Circleville, NY 10901

Phone Number

845 361 2381

Website

https://www.circlevillechurch.org/hospitalequipment

Loan Closet Service Area

Circleville, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Contact the loan closet to find out the items they need and are accepting

Medical equipment loan closets in the Poughkeepsie and the Counties of Dutchess and Ulster, New York

Pawling Resource Center Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

126 E Main St, Pawling, NY 12564

Phone Number

845 855 3459

Website

http://www.pawlingresourcecenter.org/services/

Loan Closet Service Area

Pawling, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Crutches, walkers, rollators, beds, and more..
The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

Loan Closet Location

17 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone Number

845 471 9811

Website

https://jewishdutchess.org/home/the-medical-lending-closet

Loan Closet Service Area

Dutchess County, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, raised toilet seats, shower chairs
The Anne Hartwell MedEquip Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone Number

845 452 0968

Website

https://www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.com/medequip-loan-closet-1

Loan Closet Service Area

Poughkeepsie, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, bath transfer benches, crutches, canes, wheelchairs
The Pleasant Valley Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

Phone Number

845 635 3274

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Pleasant Valley, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You will need to call to find out what types of equipment are being accepted as donations.
The Resource Center For Accessible Living (Kingston)

Loan Closet Location

727 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone Number

845 331 0541

Website

https://rcal.org/services/equipment-loan-closet/

Loan Closet Service Area

Kingston, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

Electric wheelchairs, portable ramps, walkers, commodes, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, bath transfer benches, crutches, Hoyer lifts, patient lifts
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 7765 Medical Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

30 Elizabeth St, Red Hook, NY 12571

Phone Number

845 758 6212

Website

Loan Closet Service Area

Red Hook, NY

Free Equipment For Loan

You need to call and find out what equipment they are accepting at any given time.
Woodstock Loan Closet

Loan Closet Location

226 Route 212, Woodstock, NY 12498

Phone Number

845 679 2059

Website

https://www.woodstockloancloset.com/

Loan Closet Service Area

Woodstock, NY and surrounding area

Free Equipment For Loan

Bath/ shower seats, bed rails, canes, commodes, crutches, raised toilet seats, grabbers, knee walkers, long handled shoe horns, rollators, transfer boards, walkers, wheelchairs

Medical equipment loan closets in Rochester and the Counties of Monroe, Livingston and Orleans, New York

Avon Lions Club

Address

PO Box 293, Avon, NY 14414

Phone Number

585 226 3402

Website

Area

Circleville, NY

Equipment Wanted

Electric and manual wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, walkers, canes, quad canes, crutches
Brighton Volunteer Ambulance

Address

1551 Winton Rd South, Rochester, NY 14618

Phone Number

585 271 2718

Website

https://brightonambulance.org/news/announcements-recognition/loan-closet-and-bp-checks

Area

Equipment Wanted

Electric wheelchairs, walkers, raised toilet seats, scooters, hospital beds, quad canes, crutches,portable ramps
Caledonia Fire Department

Address

3089 West Main St, Caledonia, NY 14423

Phone Number

585 538 6130

Website

Area

Equipment Wanted

You need to call to find out which items of durable medical equipment you can donate.
Chili Lions Club

Address

Phone Number

585 478 0198

Website

Area

Equipment Wanted

Electric wheelchairs, walkers, raised toilet seats, scooters, hospital beds, quad canes, crutches, portable ramps
CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Address

280 Calkins Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

Phone Number

585 334 4190

Website

Area

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Churchville Lions Club

Address

PO Box 364, Churchville, NY 14428

Phone Number

585 594 2103

Website

http://churchvillelions.org/community-outreach/medical-loan-closet/

Area

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, rollators, shower benches, hospital beds, canes, crutches, patient lifts
Dansville Loyal Order Of The Moose

Address

Dansville Moose Lodge, 6 Main St, Dansville NY 14437

Phone Number

585 335 7948

Website

Area

Equipment Wanted

Electric and manual wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, hospital beds, canes, quad canes, crutches
Gates Volunteer Ambulance Services

Address

Phone Number

585 247 5519

Website

Area

Gates and Ogden, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, crutches
Geneseo Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

585 991 6006

Website

Area

Livingston County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, crutches, shower chairs, commodes
Greece Ridge Lions Club

Address

Phone Number

585 340 7105

Website

Area

Greece and Charlotte, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, commodes
Greece Volunteer Ambulance

Address

Greece Volunteer Ambulance, 867 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

Phone Number

585 227 2073

Website

Area

Greece, North Greece and Parma NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Hamlin Lions Club

Address

1384 Lake Rd, Hamlin, NY 14464

Phone Number

585 733 8459 or 585 964 5442

Website

Area

Western Monroe and surrounding counties, NY

Equipment Wanted

Hosspital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, knee walkers, canes, transfer benches, tub benches, crutches, commodes, power scooters, lift chairs
Hilton Lions Club

Address

Phone Number

585 392 3042

Website

Area

Hilton, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes
Honeoye Falls-Mendon Volunteer Ambulance

Address

210 East Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

Phone Number

585 624 2200

Website

Area

Honeoye Falls-Mendon, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes
Irondequoit Ambulance

Address

2330 Norton St, Rochester, NY 14617

Phone Number

585 544 5112

Website

Area

Irondequoit, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Irondequoit Senior Center

Address

154 Pinegrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14617

Phone Number

585 336 6077

Website

Area

Irondequoit, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Kendall Lions' Club Medical loan Closet

Address

Kendall Town Hall, 1873 Kendall Rd, Kendall, NY 14476

Phone Number

585 659 8618

Website

https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kendallny/projects.php

Area

Kendall, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, crutches, canes, commodes
Lima Town Hall

Address

7329 E. Main St, Lima, NY 14485

Phone Number

585 624 2210

Website

Area

Livingston County, NY

Equipment Wanted

All types of durable medical equipment are welcome
Lions Club International

Address

388 Stone Rd, Rochester, NY 14616

Phone Number

585 621 3400

Website

Area

Rochester, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, canes, crutches
Livonia Rotary Club

Address

979 Bay Rd, Webster, NY 14580

Phone Number

585 346 5519

Website

https://www.livoniarotary.org/

Area

Livingston County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, canes, quad canes, crutches, wheelchairs
Masonic Service Bureau

Address

The Pickle Factory, 711 Park Avenue, Medina

Phone Number

585 671 9730

Website

Area

Monroe County, NY, and surrounding counties

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, portable ramps, walkers, crutches, canes
Medina Lions Club

Address

Phone Number

Orleans and Niagara County - Phone: 585 205 3502 and Lyndonville - Phone: 585 281 4126

Website

Area

Eastern Niagara and Orleans Counties and Lyndonville, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, crutches, shower chairs, hospital beds, and more......
Penfield Volunteer Ambulance

Address

1585 Jackson Rd, Penfield, NY 14526

Phone Number

585 872 6060

Website

Area

Penfield, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, canes, crutches
Perinton Volunteer Ambulance

Address

1400 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, NY 14450

Phone Number

585 223 4150

Website

https://www.circlevillechurch.org/hospitalequipment

Area

Perinton and Fairport, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Pittsford Voulnteer Ambulance

Address

40 Tobey Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

Phone Number

585 385 2401

Website

Area

Pittsford, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Regional Center for independent Living

Address

497 State St, Rochester, NY 14608

Phone Number

585 442 6470

Website

Area

Monroe County, NY, and surrounding counties

Equipment Wanted

Hospital beds, electric and manual wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, crutches, canes, raised toilet seats, portable ramps
Scottsville Fire Department

Address

385 Scottsville-Mumford Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546

Phone Number

585 889 1900

Website

Area

Scottsville, NY

Equipment Wanted

You need to call to find out what is needed
Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance

Address

116 Lyell Ave, Spencerport, NY 14559

Phone Number

585 352 4742

Website

Area

Spencerport, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches
Springwater

Address

Liberty Pole Rd, Springwater, NY 14560

Phone Number

585 669 2669

Website

Area

Springwater, NY

Equipment Wanted

Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath chairs, commodes, hospital beds
St Vincent Depaul Society

Address

St Mary - St Mark Roman Catholic Church, 13 South Main Street, Holley, NY 14470

Phone Number

585 668 8695

Website

Area

Holley, NY

Equipment Wanted

For information about equipment which is needed give the society a call
Webster Community Center

Address

985 Ebner Rd, Webster, NY 14580

Phone Number

585 872 7103

Website

Area

Webster, NY

Equipment Wanted

You will need to call to find out what equipment they need at any given time
Webster Community Chest

Address

Webster Masonic Service Bureau, 979 Bay Rd, Webster, NY 14580

Phone Number

585 671 9730

Website

http://www.webcommchest.org/get-help/

Area

Webster, NY

Equipment Wanted

You can donate all kinds of durable medical equipment, just give them a call
Volunteers of America - Upstate New York

Address

214 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14608

Phone Number

585 647 1150

Website

https://www.voaupny.org/help

Area

Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas

Equipment Wanted

You will need to call to find out what equipment they need at any given time

Medical loan closets in Rockland County, New York

Rockland County Loan Closet

Address

25 Robert Pitt Drive, Ste 101, Monsey, NY 10952

Phone Number

845 425 7877

Website

Area

Rockland County, NY

Equipment Wanted

You need to call and find out what the loan closet requires

Medical equipment loan Closets Schoharie County, New York

Schoharie County Office For Aging Medical Loan Closet

Address

113 Park Place, Ste#3, Schoharie, NY 12157

Phone Number

518 295 2001

Website

https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

Area

Schoharie County

Equipment Wanted

You will need to call to find out what equipment they need at any given time

Medical equipment loan closets in Seneca County, New York

Seneca County Office for the Aging Loan Closet

Address

2465 Bonadent Drive, Ste 4, Waterloo, NY 13165

Phone Number

315 539 1765

Website

https://www.co.seneca.ny.us/gov/community/office-aging/

Area

Seneca County, NY

Equipment Wanted

You need to cal and see what equipment is needed.

Medical equipment loan closets in St. Lawrence County, New York

Maximizing Independent Living Choices Loan Closet

Address

(Main Office) MILC Massena, 156 Center Street, Massena, NY 13662

Phone Number

315 764 9442

Website

http://milcinc.org/loan-closet/

Area

St. Lawrence County

Equipment Wanted

Canes, walkers, shower chairs, bedside commodes, raised toilet seats, rollators, shower benches, bath transfer benches, crutches, patient lifts, assistive technology

Address

(Branch Office) MILC Ogdensburg Outreach, 1033 Paterson St, Odensburg, NY 13669

Phone Number

315 764 9442

Website

Area

St. Lawrence County

Equipment Wanted

Ditto

Address

(Branch Office) MILC Malone Outreach, 3372 St. Rt. 11, Suite D, Malone, NY 12953

Phone Number

518 483 2151

Website

Area

Franklin County

Equipment Wanted

Ditto

Address

(Branch Office) MILC Watertown Outreach, 120 Washington St, Suite 430, Watertown, NY 13601

Phone Number

315 764 9442

Website

Area

Jefferson and Lewis Counties

Equipment Wanted

Ditto

Medical loan Closets Steuben County, New York

AIM (Access TO Independence and Mobility)

Address

271 E First St, Corning, NY 14830

Phone Number

315 472 3171

Website

https://aimcil.com/programs/assistive-technology/assistive-technology

Area

Steuben County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, ramps, walkers, grab bars, hoyer lifts, shower chairs, adaptive seating, commodes, grab bars,, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches, adaptive utensils, laptops, iPads, weighted items
Campbell Legion Medical Closet

Address

8458 County Route 333, Campbell, NY 14821

Phone Number

607 527 8816

Website

Area

Steuben County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, hospital beds/mattresses, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, geriatric chairs, crutches, canes, raised toilet seats, commodes, Hoyer lifts
Corning American Legion Medical Closet

Address

8 River Rd, Corning, NY 14830

Phone Number

607 654 7735

Website

Area

Steuben County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, wheelchairs
Hammondsport American Legion Medical Loan Closet

Address

8425 New York 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Phone Number

607 569 3155

Website

Area

Steuben County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs,hospital beds/mattresses, commodes, walkers, bedside commodes, crutches, Hoyer lifts, raised toilet seats, geriatric chairs

Medical equipment loan Closets in Syracuse, and the Counties of Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego, New York

Arise Medical Equipment Loan Closet / Main Office

Address

635 James St, Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone Number

315 472 3171

Website

https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

Area

Onondaga County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches
Arise Cayuga/Seneca County Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Address

21 Lincoln St, Auburn, NY 13021

Phone Number

315 255 3447

Website

https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

Area

Cayuga and Seneca Counites, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches
Arise Madison County Arise at the Farm

Address

1972 new Boston Rd, Chittenango, NY 13037

Phone Number

315 363 4672

Website

https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

Area

Madison County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches
Arise Oswego County

Address

Creekside Plaza, 293 State Rt. 104, Oswego, NY 13126

Phone Number

315 342 4088

Website

https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

Area

Oswego County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches
Female Charitable Society of The Village of Baldwinsville

Address

10 River St, Syracuse, NY 13207

Phone Number

315 638 6277

Website

Area

Syracuse, NY

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, hospital beds/mattresses, commodes, walkers, bedside commodes, crutches, Hoyer lifts, raised toilet seats, geriatric chairs
InterFaith Works of Central New York

Address

1010 James St, Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone Number

315 449 3552

Website

https://www.interfaithworkscny.org/programs/senior-services-program-2-2/

Area

Counties of Central New York

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, reachers, bed railings, shower benches, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, sock assist aids, bed mobility assist rails, bed wedges, pill organizers, grab bars, toilet safety rails, electronic blood pressure monitors and cuffs, stepstool with handrails, adjustable height tilt over bed tables, handheld shower heads, hot/cold packs, crutches, canes, raised toilet seats
Madison County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) Loan Closet

Address

138 Dominic Bruno Blvd, Canastota, NY 13032

Phone Number

315 697 5700

Website

https://www.ofamadco.org/loan-closet.aspx

Area

Madison County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, grab bars, rollators, shower benches, transfer benches, crutches
Marcellus Health-Loan Closet

Address

Marcellus Town Hall, 24 E Main St, Marcellus, NY 13108

Phone Number

315 673 3269 ext.1

Website

https://marcellusny.com/community/community-listing/marcellus-health-loan-closet/

Area

Marcellus Central School District

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and more..
Multiple Sclerosis Society Loan Closet

Address

6743 Kinne St, Syracuse, NY 13057

Phone Number

315 438 4790

Website

Area

Syracuse, NY and surrounding Counties

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, wheelchairs, crutches
Muscular Dystrophy Association Loan Closet

Address

100 Elwood Davis Rd, N. Syracuse, NY 13212

Phone Number

315 451 8269

Website

Area

Syracuse, NY and surrounding Counties

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, standers, hospital beds, mattresses, shower chairs, bathroom equipment, crutches
Winds of Agape Loan Closet

Address

1414 Grant Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13208

Phone Number

315 425 0547

Website

Area

Syracuse, NY and surrounding Counties

Equipment Wanted

Wheelchairs, walkers, standers, crutches

Medical loan closets in Tioga County, New York

Med Shed

Address

First Presbyterian Church, 140 South Main St, Nichols, NY 13812

Phone Number

607 699 3173 or 607 699 3736 or 607 699 3302

Website

https://www.circlevillechurch.org/hospitalequipment

Area

Lewis County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Canes, bedside commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, toilet supports, and more...

Medical Equipment loan closets in Utica, and Herkimer County, New York

Central New York Veterans Outreach Center Loan Closet

Address

726 Washington St, Utica, NY 13502

Phone Number

315 765 0975

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

You need to call to find out what equipment is needed
Frankfort VFW Post 502 Loan Closet

Address

4274 Acme Rd, Frankfort, NY 13340

Phone Number

315 895 7775

Website

https://www.co.seneca.ny.us/gov/community/office-aging/

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Bed pans, walkers, canes, crutches, shower benches, hospital beds, wheelchairs, commodes
Herkimer Veterans of Foreign Wars Loan Closet

Address

Herkimer VFW Post 4915,131 Mohawk St, Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone Number

315 866 9353

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Ditto
Ilion American Legion Auxiliary Loan Closet

Address

Ilion American Legion Auxiliary Post 920, 59 East Clark St, Ilion, NY 13357

Phone Number

315 894 8128

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Ditto
Little Falls American Legion Loan Closet

Address

American Legion Post 31, 100 W. Main St, Little Falls, NY 13365

Phone Number

315 823 9862

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Ditto
Richfield Springs Veteran's Club Loan Closet

Address

Richfield Springs Veteran's Club, 13 Lake St, Otsego, Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Phone Number

315 858 2026

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Ditto
Town of Webb Health Center Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

315 369 6619

Website

Area

Herkimer County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Ditto

Medical equipment loan closets in Wayne County, New York

Newark First Baptist Church Loan Closet

Address

133E Miller St, Newark, NY 141513

Phone Number

315 331 5311

Website

Area

Newark, NY

Equipment Wanted

To donate you need to call and find out what types of equipment are accepted, you will have to call the phone number
Ontario Medical Loan Closet

Address

1850 Ridge Rd, Ontario, NY 14519

Phone Number

315 524 3441 ext 200

Website

https://www.ontariotown.org/about/for_residents/loan_closet.php

Area

Ontario, NY

Equipment Wanted

To find out what equipment is needed, you will have to call
Palmyra Community Library Loan Closet

Address

402 East Main St, Palmyra, NY 14522

Phone Number

315 597 5276

Website

https://www.palmyracommunitylibrary.org/services

Area

Palmyra and Macedon, NY

Equipment Wanted

Walkers, crutches, wheelchairs
Sodus Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

315 483 6531

Website

Area

Sodus, NY

Equipment Wanted

To donate you need to call to find out what equipment is required at a given time
The Lyons Community Cares Closet

Address

The Library, 122 Broad St, Lyons, NY

Phone Number

315 946 9262

Website

Area

Wayne County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Bath and shower seats, transfer seats, canes, crutches, commodes, knee walkers, walkers, manual wheelchairs
Wayne County Department of Aging And Youth Loan Closet

Address

1519 Nye Rd, Ste 300, Lyons, NY 14489

Phone Number

315 846 5624

Website

Area

Wayne County, NY

Equipment Wanted

To donate you need to call to find out what equipment is required
Walworth Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

315 986 1400

Website

Area

Walworth, NY

Equipment Wanted

To donate you need to call to find out what equipment is required
Wolcott Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

315 594 2458 or 315 594 2426

Website

Area

Wolcott, NY

Equipment Wanted

To donate you need to call to find out what equipment is required

Medical equipment loan closets in Westchester County, New York

Croton Lions Club Loan Closet

Address

Croton Lions Club, RR 9A, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Phone Number

914 271 5200

Website

Area

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Equipment Wanted

Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc
Pound Ridge Medical Equipment Loans

Address

Phone Number

916 764 8201

Website

https://www.townofpoundridge.com/livinghere/medical-equipment-loans

Area

Pound Ridge, NY

Equipment Wanted

Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, and more...
Town of Lewisboro, Goldens Bridge Loan Closet

Address

Phone Number

914 232 6162

Website

Area

Lewisboro, NY

Equipment Wanted

Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc
Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Address

2600 Loretta St, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Phone Number

914 245 9822

Website

Area

Yorktown Heights, NY

Equipment Wanted

Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc

Medical loan closets in Wyoming County, New York

Community Action for Wyoming County Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Address

6470 State Rte 20a, Perry, NY 14530

Phone Number

585 237 2600

Website

https://communityactionforwyomingcounty.com/

Area

Wyoming County, NY

Equipment Wanted

Contact the loan closet to find out the items they need and are accepting

Free medical equipment online near me in New York State

 

You would be surprised at the amount of free used medical equipment that you can find online – I recently saw a working hospital bed being offered for free !

You can just search for free equipment in your area on Craigslist, Freecycle, Used Home Medical Equipment (usedHME.com), and Facebook.

You can make the search as local to you as you would like.

So let’s see how you do this – but first, I want to say that there is one caveat when finding free stuff online, well two, maybe….

1) This equipment comes with no guarantees, and you are not going to be able to hold the person you got it from liable if it breaks, so make sure it is in good condition and check it thoroughly before use, so no one gets injured.

2) You don’t know who you are getting free items from in most cases, so be careful about how much information you give out, and also it’s probably best not to have them come to your home, especially if you are looking after a fragile elderly individual.

That said, I can now show you how to find the free medical equipment online near you. 

 

Free used medical equipment near me on Craigslist

 

All you need to do is to type into your browser window “craigslist + your local city or county + free stuff”.

As you can see below, when I typed in “craigslist Ithaca NY free stuff” and google search results are showing me an option for free stuff, both in Ithaca, and another for the finger lakes area as a whole.

 

 

I have clicked on “Free stuff” a page full of all the listings for “free stuff” in Ithaca has loaded.

 

 

I can now refine the search, by entering the type of medical equipment that I am looking for into the search field, which is circled in the image below.

 

 

I have entered “bedside commode”, and one posting came up.

 

 

Once you have a result, as I did above, just click on it, and it should open up, as you can see below.

 

 

If you want to find out more about the posting, just click on the “Reply” button which is top left above the title of the listing, and contact the owner.

After you have clicked on the “Reply” button, there will be a couple of “Captcha” tests, and then you’ll get the contact information of the owner.

Finding garage/yard sales with used medical equipment near me, on Craigslist

I realize that this will not be free, but while I was on the topic of Craigslist, I wanted to throw this little tip in there, as you can find very cheap items at garage sales.

Craigslist also has a Garage Sale category of listing.

You can find local garage/yard sales in your area.

You can do a search in your local area (I did craigslist + Ithaca + ny + garage sales) and got the search results below. 

 

 

Click on the Google search result, and you will load those listings – it is a list of the garage sales in your area on any given day.

The day of your search can be changed by using the calendar in the left-hand sidebar on the page of listings, so you can see what will be happening on the weekend, for example – see the image of the garage sales page below.
 

 

What is so good about these listings, is that people will tend to post quite a number of photos of what they are selling, and you can  easily browse the photos to see if they have any durable medical equipment.

The time and location of the garage/yard sales are listed along with  the photos, and you can see that below. 

 

 

Yard Sale Treasure Map

This app displays all the Craigslist garage sales on a map to make it easier for you to navigate all those in your area on a given day.

There is a free version and a paid version. 

Free Used Medical Equipment on Freecycle.org  

 

 

People give away and search for free items on Freecycle.org – it is all over the world.

On the site  –

  • you can see all that is available in your area
  • you find groups of people who are giving endless items away, and asking for different items too
  • you can choose groups you want to join in your area
  • you can then request to join the groups that are in your area (it doesn’t make sense to join groups hundreds of miles away)
  • you can see if the groups have any free used medical equipment you are looking for, before you ask to join
  • once you are a member of a group, you can also post requests of “wanted” equipment in the group

 

There is no limit to how many groups you join, or to how many “wanted” listings you make, and to how many free items you get from other members in a group.

 

How to use Freecycle to find free medical equipment in New York State

Method 1

Firstly, you want to find groups in your area on the Freecycle.org website, which you do here –

https://www.freecycle.org/find-towns

You can also enter a search for any item you are looking for, in the search field at the top of the page, to see what is available in your area before you join, and you can see it below.

 

 

A list of both the names of the items, and the town groups in which they are being offered, will the load, as just as you can see below.

 

 

You can now click on either  –

 

  • title of the item – which will load a photograph of the item

or

  • you can click on the name of the town where the group is, and this will load the page similar to the one below with the list of images of everything which is available in that group, and also a row of navigation buttons for surrounding towns

 

I like to click on the town name, the second option, can see –

(a) the quality of all the items in that group and if they have any medical equipment

(b) and I can also check out other groups nearby very quickly and easily, by clicking on the tabs under the “Nearby Towns” heading – as shown in the image below.

 

 

Once you have found some equipment that you want, you are going to have to join the group in which it is being offered, and if you are not already a member you will need to sign up to Freecycle – but don’t worry as it is all free.

So, if you click on the title of the equipment that you want, which is next to the photo of it, you will see all the information about it, and who it is being offered by.

You will also see a tab  “Become a member” (for the group which has the member offering the item), but if you are not a member of Freecycle.org yet, there will be a large green button with “sign up with email”, which you will need to click on, to register with Freecycle.org.

Again you can see this below.

 

 

You can join either –

  • with your email
  • or through a Facebook membership

 

Once you have signed up, you should see that your requested group membership is now pending approval – so you now have to wait until you are approved by the group, and the time this takes will depend on the admins for that particular group.

Don’t forget, that once you have signed up to Freecycle,  you can join as many groups that you would like and post requests for wanted medical equipment with all of them.

 

Method 2

If you would like to join groups in your area without checking to see what equipment they may have, you can either –

 

  • type the name of the town where you want to find groups into the “Find a Town” input field
  • or click on the map view and then select a town from there which has a group

 You can see the two alternatives in the mages below.

 

 

In both the “list view” and the “map view”, just like  in the first method, once you have a group that you wish to join, you simply click on the big green “join” button, and you will then be asked to either –

 

  • login, if you are a member already of Freecycle

or to

  • sign up, if you are not a member of Freecycle (I am assuming you are not a member otherwise you would know how to do all of this)

 

 

Once you have been approved as a member of the group, you can contact the owners of the items you want, or post a “wanted” request for the equipment that you are looking for.

Remember, members as well as posting listings for what they are offering can put up request posts for what they want.

The more groups you join in your area and the more request posts you put up, the greater the chance you will have of finding the free equipment that you need.

How to find used medical equipment for free, near me on usedHME.com

 

On Used Home Medical Equipment, you can list for free items which for sale, or being donated for free.

The website works using zip codes, so that you can see listings made by people as local to where you live as you wish.

You can set the distance from your zip code for which you want the website to show you results.

There is a lot of equipment which is free on these website listings.

 First pop over to the website here – http://usedhme.com

 

To get started select the primary menu navigation button – ” Find Purchase Equipment” and click on it.

 

 

This loads the page you can see below, where you will select a category of used medical equipment.

So click on the category in which you are looking to find free medical equipment.

 

 

A new page loads where you will need to enter your zip code, and to set the distance which sets the size of your search area – you can see the search by zip code in the image below.

 

 

You will see a page of listings with all the items, the prices and the owners’ locations – town and state – and their phone numbers.

Once you have found the equipment you are looking for you can make contact directly with the owner – the website does not act as a go between, it works like a newspaper listing, you have to use the contact information given with the listing.

Free medical equipment in New York on Facebook

 

If you have a Facebook account, you have the possibility of finding free medical equipment –

 

  • in Facebook Buying and Selling groups
  • on the Facebook Marketplace

 

Don’t get confused  like I did when I started,  “Buying and Selling Groups” and the “Facebook Marketplace” are not at all the same thing !!!

Facebook Buying and Selling Groups

 

To start, you need to find Buying and Selling groups that you want to join –

 

1. To do this, you have to have a Facebook account, and to sign in to it.

2. Look at the main Navigation Menu situated across the top of the page, and click on the group icon, or look at the left-hand sidebar menu and click on it there – it gets you the same result.

If you look at the image below, you can see the blue group icon in the Facebook primary navigation menu, so you know which one it is.

 

 

3. Once the Groups’ page has loaded, click on the “Discover” menu tab in the left-hand sidebar menu – it’s indicated in the image below.

 

 

Clicking on the “Discover” menu tab will load a page full of all the different types of groups in your area, similar to the image below.

 

 

4. Now, as I said above, there are all kinds of groups, so you now need to narrow it down to only buying and selling groups.

To do this, firstly, you need to find the “categories carousel”, which is shown below (it is in the center of the page), and then find and click on “buy and sell” section.

 

 

Once you have clicked on the “Buy and Sell” tab in the carousel, a page will load full of different groups buying and selling on Facebook in your area – and this is what is great, it can be very, very local.

 

5. Okay, so now you are there, browse the groups and join as many as you want – the more groups you join the greater your chances of finding the free medical equipment that you are looking for

You have to wait for the different groups to approve your memberships (just like on Freecycle.org) before you can do anything, and again this depends on the group admins.

6. Once your membership of a group is approved, you can now go to see the group’s listings, and to do so you go to the “groups page” and select the group from the left-hand sidebar, as I have shown the image below on the left.

You will see that there is a menu tab “groups you’ve joined”.

7. Next the timeline of the group will load with all the items available and in there you will see the listings for free items offered for $0.

8. Click on either the name of the person offering the item, or on the photo, of an item that you want, and both will load a link where you can message the person who made the listing.

Lastly, if you go to the Marketplace and select the “Buy and Sell Groups” menu tab in the sidebar, you can also see all the listings from all your different buying and selling groups combined.

I am about to outline that in the following section all about the Facebook Marketplace.

 

 

Facebook Marketplace: How to find free medical equipment –

Facebook Market is Facebook’s online listing page where anyone who has a Facebook account can post a listing for an item.

You can sell or give away items for free without having to do it in a group.

You do not need to be in buying and selling groups to use the Marketplace.

You can also do some actions on Marketplace, which will simultaneously post on your buying and on your Selling Group listings, should you so wish – I will go into that in a moment.

To use Marketplace –

The quickest way to get to Marketplace  is on your homepage, the Marketplace menu button is in the left-hand sidebar menu tab, shown below in the image.

 

 

Click on the Marketplace menu and a page loads full of “Today’s Picks”, as you can see below.

 

 

On the page that has loaded with “Today’s Picks”, the left hand sidebar has a bunch of filters which you can use to help refine your search for items.

There are three filters which are great for looking for free equipment –

 

  • sales within a certain distance (goes up to a few hundred miles)
  • buy and sell groups
  • free stuff

 

So, with the first filter you are going to set the distance you are willing to travel to go get your free equipment – don’t forget the greater the distance the more items you will be shown, and the greater your chance of finding what you are looking for.

The second filter “Buy and Sell Groups” you can use to see all the listings in your groups in one go.

The third filter  is “free stuff”, and with this filter on, Marketplace will show you all the listings for free items available within the distance from you that you set with the first filter.

To accept and pick up an item, you simply click on that item, and then next to the photograph of the item you will see the message tab, which you click on to contact the person who ran the listing.

Getting free medical equipment with Medicaid in New York State

 

The New York State version of the federal Medicaid program is called New York Medicaid, and its purpose is to provide medical coverage to those with the lowest incomes.

“Eligible populations include children, pregnant women, single individuals, families and individuals certified blind or certified disabled. In addition, persons with medical bills may be eligible for Medicaid even if their income and resources are above the allowable Medicaid income levels”.

The source of this information can be found here – https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0548/medicaid.htm

For many individuals, the Medicaid coverage is free, and for some it is low-cost health coverage.

Everyone who is eligible for Medicaid is offered a range of services, one of which is

 “Medical equipment and appliances” – see here.

You will generally be covered if  – 

  • the medical equipment or device is medically necessary
  • is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner
  • and the equipment meets your medical needs

 

Durable Medical Equipment typically covered by Medicaid typically includes items such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, grab bars, walkers, hospital beds, oxygen therapy equipment, augmentative communication devices and more. 

 

New York Medicaid Programs, specifically targeting the elderly and the disabled

 

New York Medicaid  has programs which are adapted to target specific groups in the population, or groups in particular areas of a state, and which are called waivers. Federal Medicaid allows the State Medicaid Programs to adapt existing programs, or to create new ones, which will provide assistance to different demographics which might otherwise not receive the healthcare they require.

There are a number of  New York Medicaid waivers which are of interest to us, as they provide home and community based services and will very likely cover the purchase of Durable Medical Equipment or Assistive Devices prescribed as “medically necessary” by a licensed medical practitioner, for free.

Such HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) programs, or waivers, are primarily designed to help the beneficiaries to maintain their independence in their own home.

The programs, or waivers all have a limited number of places, so it is not always possible to participate in a program straight away, and should this be the case, if a person is eligible they will be placed on a waiting list.

 

The New York State Medicaid waivers are the following –

New York Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Program Waiver – For these plans you need to be dual eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, you can read more about that here.

“Enrollment in a MLTC plan is mandatory for those who: Are dual eligible (eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare) and over 21 years of age and need community based long-term care services for more than 120 days.”

The text is taken from the page linked to above.

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program – this is an option which allows a person on the MLTC Waiver Program to manage their budget, and even to hire family members to care for them. You can find out more about this here.

New York Community First Choice Option (CFCO) – you can read more about that here.

New York Assisted Living Program (ALP) – this program is mainly for seniors who need a higher level of nursing care, but it does allow for the purchase of Medical Emergency Response Systems, medical supplies and equipment. You can read more here.

 

Money Follows The Person

As well as these programs above, New York State also has a “Money Follows the Person Program”.

Money Follows the Person is a federal Medicaid program which gives grants to the state to build their own Money Follows the Person Program.

The programs are designed to help take elderly individuals out of nursing homes and to put them back into their own homes, or family homes, so that they may live more independently.

The program will pay for what is necessary to achieve this for a participant, and will cover the costs of home modifications and durable medical equipment.

You can find out about the NYS Money Follows the Person Program here.

 

How to apply for Medicaid in New York State ?

 

To apply for Medicaid in New York State there are a number of different ways depending on your category – i.e. child, senior, etc.

The 3 main places to apply –

  • New York State of Health, The Official Health Plan Market Place (855) 355 5777
  • Medicaid Helpline (800) 541 2831
  • Local District Social Services Offices

 

To find out where you should apply, go to https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/

Once the page loads, you will see four toggle boxes, so click on “General Medicaid FAQs” and once this is open, click on “How do I apply for Medicaid?”.

I have indicated where it is in the image below.

 

 

What if your income is just too high for Medicaid ?

 

Spend Down and similar programs

 

Medicaid Spend Down is a program specifically designed to assist a person in reducing their income and asset levels, in order that they may become eligible for Medicaid, HCBS’s and waivers.

There are two different models of program  –

  • an Income Spend Down
  • an Asset Spend Down

I will be briefly  looking “Income Spend Down” model here.

If it is the case that your assets are too high, or both your assets and income are too high, you should take a  look into “Asset Spend Down”.

Income Spend Down

“Spend Down” programs are also be known as “Surplus Income”, “Share of Cost”, “Excess Income” and “Medically Needy”, in different states but are not present in all.

A person on an Income Spend Down reduces their income by deducting certain medical costs from their income (and these can even be the bills of another family member).

If after the Spend Down their  income level is below the Medicaid qualifying limit, the person qualifies for Medicaid and the state run programs.

If you would like to find out more about Income Spend Down, I have an article “What Is Spend Down ?” where you can –

 

  • learn more about it
  • find out if you are eligible
  • find out what expenses you can deduct
  • see some examples of how an Income Spend Down works

What medical equipment does Medicare cover ?

 

Original Medicare Part B does cover some items of what are called durable medical equipment for use in the home, with certain stipulations.

Durable medical equipment is defined as medical equipment it is possible to use in the home, and which can withstand repeated and sustained use.

DME  has to meet these criteria for it to be covered by Medicare:

 

  • durable (it must be able to withstand repeated use over a sustained period of time)
  • used for a medical reason, as opposed to for comfort
  • not usually useful to someone who isn’t sick or injured
  • used in your home
  • has an expected lifetime of at least 3 years

 

If your equipment doesn’t meet these criteria, you probably won’t be able to get it covered by Medicare.

Items which Medicare considers “not medical in nature”, or “comfort items”, are also not covered, which means a lot of bathroom safety equipment such as –

  • grab bars
  • raised toilet seats
  • toilet safety frames

There is one small caveat to this, which is that Medicare Advantage Plans, or Medicare Part C (Medicare services offered by private companies), are now being allowed to offer extra benefits, and some plans will be offering some bathroom safety equipment, but not Medicare Part B.

For Medicare Part B (for use in the home) the types of equipment which it considers to be durable medical equipment are wheelchairs, bedside commodes, walkers, or hospital beds.

Medical supplies, on the other hand, which are disposable, are not typically covered by Medicare. 

 

Medicare’s basic criteria for DME

Medicare doesn’t just cover any DME.

DME  has to meet these criteria for it to be covered by Medicare:

 

  • durable (it must be able to withstand repeated use over a sustained period of time)
  • used for a medical reason, as opposed to for comfort
  • not usually useful to someone who isn’t sick or injured
  • used in your home
  • has an expected lifetime of at least 3 years

 

So, if the equipment you are looking at doesn’t meet these criteria, you probably won’t be able to get it covered by Medicare.

Medicare does not cover items it considers “not medical in nature”, or “comfort items”, and this includes a lot of bathroom safety equipment such as –

  • grab bars
  • raised toilet seats
  • toilet safety frames

 

When is Durable Medical Equipment covered by Medicare ?

 

Original Medicare –

Medicare Part A covers skilled nursing facilities, and any equipment used in the facilities, including DME for short term stays.

Medicare Part B covers outpatient and home health services, which includes “durable medical equipment”.

 

Medicare Part B cover Durable Medical Equipment for “use in the home”, only when –

 

  • it is prescribed by a Medicare-enrolled Physician, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or a clinical nurse specialist as “medically necessary”
  • some types of DME may require extra documentation for proof of the medical necessity of the equipment. Source : https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11045-Medicare-Coverage-of-DME.PDF
  • to qualify for coverage, the equipment must also be acquired (purchased or rented), through a Medicare-enrolled supplier

 

How much will you pay for DME for “use in the home” when you have Medicare Part B

 

Typically, if you have a prescription from a Medicare-enrolled doctor, which states that your DME is “medically necessary”, in accordance with the Medicare guidelines, and you use a Medicare-approved supplier, Original Medicare Part B will cover 80% of the cost of your DME.

You will pay your 20% co-payment for your durable medical equipment, and if it applies, you will also have to pay your annual deductible.

The next point to understand is that a Medicare Supplier who is enrolled in the Medicare Program, if they do not want to, doesn’t have to accept the Medicare-approved price.

If you buy, or rent, from a supplier who does not accept the Medicare-approved price, Medicare Part B will only pay the Medicare-approved price for your equipment to the supplier, meaning that if the supplier’s price is higher than the Medicare-approved price, you will have to pay –

the 20% co-payment of the Medicare-approved price

+

the difference between the Medicare-approved price and the supplier’s price (which can be up to 15% more)

+

your deductible if you have not yet paid that

 

I am going to explain how to avoid this later.

 

How much is it possible to save with Medicare Part B ?

 

Now, I am not pretending that Medicare is free, but if you’re already paying for Medicare Part B  and you can get your durable medical equipment covered to 80 % of the Medicare-approved price, that will certainly make things cheaper.

There is very little point using Medicare to pay for smaller items if you haven’t already paid the annual deductible, as it is several hundred dollars.

On a large item even if you have not paid your annual deductible, such as a hospital bed, patient lift, or motorized wheelchair, it may well be worth your while using your Medicare coverage.

 

So, now I want to take a look at how much you can save on your purchases if you claim with your Medicare Part B.

In the first instance I’m giving you an example when you also have to pay your annual deductible, and in the second instance I am giving you an example when you have already paid your deductible on another Medicare claim, and do not have to pay it again.

To be clear, Medicare Part B’s deductible is only paid once a year, hence why I keep saying that a purchase, or rental, of equipment is financially more interesting if you don’t have to also pay your Part B annual deductible, which is $203.00 as of 2021. 

Okay, we are imagining, for the first example, that Medicare is covering your claim for an $800.00 (Medicare-approved price) hospital bed (bought through a Medicare “Participating” Supplier).

If you have not yet paid your annual deductible for Medicare Part B, the bed will cost you –

Example 1 : –

 

20% of $800.00 (your co-insurance payment) = $160

Your annual deductible = $203.00 in 2021

This makes a total of  = $363.00

So you make a saving of  $437.00 

Now for the second example, where you have already paid the annual deductible on another Medicare Part B claim –

Again, if your claim has been approved by Medicare for an $800.00 (Medicare-approved price) hospital bed (bought through a Medicare “Participating” Supplier).

Example 2 : –

 

20% of $800.00 (your co-insurance payment) = $160

 

So you make a saving of $640.00

Note: On larger objects you will typically be renting the equipment on a monthly basis, so that you will be paying smaller amounts as a monthly rental, but the savings are still the same on the over all price, they are just spread over time.

 

So how do you get the best deal on Medicare covered DME ?

 

The Medicare-approved suppliers can be divided into two groups –

  • Medicare Suppliers
  • Medicare “Participating” Suppliers

As I explained earlier, a Medicare-approved supplier does not have to accept to only charge the Medicare-approved price, but can add as much as 15% to that price.

The Medicare “Participating” Suppliers have agreed to only charge the Medicare-approved price, which is known as accepting “assignment”.

If you use a Medicare “Participating Supplier” you will only have to pay 20% co-payment of the Medicare-approved price for the equipment and your deductible if it applies, the supplier won’t add any extra to the price for you to pay.

With a supplier who is a not a “participating” supplier it means that they have agreed to take payment from Medicare, but that they don’t have to accept “assignment” if they don’t want to, and can charge up to 15% more for your medical equipment, which Medicare will ask you to pay.

So, to get the best price on DME with Medicare Part, as well as using a Medicare-enrolled doctor, you must also make sure that your supplier is Medicare-approved and who accepts “assignment” – a Medicare “Participating” Supplier.

 

List of DME typically covered by Medicare

 

In addition to Durable Medical Equipment, there is Medicare Part B covers Prosthetics and Corrective Lenses for certain conditions. Those items here as well.

DME

Air-Fluidized Bed
Alternating Pressure Pads and Mattresses
Audible/visible Signal Pacemaker Monitor
Pressure reducing beds, mattresses, and mattress overlays used to prevent bed sores
Bead Bed
Bed Side Rails
Bed Trapeze – covered if your loved one is confined to their bed and needs one to change position
Blood sugar monitors
Blood sugar (glucose) test strips
Canes (however, white canes for the blind aren’t covered)
Commode chairs
Continuous passive motion (CPM) machines
Continuous Positive Pressure Airway Devices, Accessories and Therapy
Crutches
Cushion Lift Power Seat
Defibrillators
Diabetic Strips
Digital Electronic Pacemaker
Electric Hospital beds
Gel Flotation Pads and Mattresses
Glucose Control Solutions
Heat Lamps
Hospital beds
Hydraulic Lift
Infusion pumps and supplies (when necessary to administer certain drugs)
IPPB Machines
Iron Lung
Lymphedema Pumps
Manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices (power wheelchairs or scooters needed for use inside the home)
Mattress
Medical Oxygen
Mobile Geriatric Chair
Motorized Wheelchairs
Muscle Stimulators
Nebulizers and some nebulizer medications (if reasonable and necessary)
Oxygen equipment and accessories
Oxygen Tents
Patient Lifts (a medical device used to lift you from a bed or wheelchair)
Percussors
Postural Drainage Boards
Quad-Canes
Respirators
Rolling Chairs
Safety Roller
Seat Lift
Self-Contained Pacemaker Monitor
Sleep apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices and accessories
Sitz Bath
Steam Packs
Suction pumps
Traction equipment
Ultraviolet Cabinet
Urinals (autoclavable hospital type)
Vaporizers
Ventilators
Walkers
Whirlpool Bath Equipment – if your loved one is home bound and the pool is medically needed. If your loved one isn’t home bound, Medicare will cover the cost of treatments in a hospital.

 

Prosthetic and Orthotic Items

Orthopedic shoes only when they’re a necessary part of a leg brace
Arm, leg, back, and neck braces (orthotics), as long as you go to a supplier that’s enrolled in Medicare
Artificial limbs and eyes
Breast prostheses (including a surgical bra) after a mastectomy
Ostomy bags and certain related supplies
Urological supplies
Therapeutic shoes or inserts for people with diabetes who have severe diabetic foot disease.

 

Corrective Lenses

Prosthetic Lenses
Cataract glasses (for Aphakia or absence of the lens of the eye)
Conventional glasses or contact lenses after surgery with insertion of an intraocular lens
Intraocular lenses

Important: Only standard frames are covered. Medicare will only pay for contact lenses or eyeglasses provided by a supplier enrolled in Medicare, no matter who submits the claim (you or your supplier).

How to get free medical equipment for veterans

 

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has many grants, programs and forms of financial assistance for veterans which are available to them to cover the cost of DME’s, and also for Home Care Supplies.

Eligible veterans are entitled by law to receive hospital care, and outpatient care services, that are defined as “needed”, from the VA.

The term “needed” is defined by the VA as a care, or a service, which promotes, preserves or restores health.

To find out more about VA Medical Centers and different clinics and offices in each state, click here.

 

These are a few ways of getting DME for veterans –

 

  • Tricare for life – this supplemental insurance policy will cover the 20% coinsurance payment on DME with Medicare, meaning that you have no coinsurance to pay for any DME, so once you have paid your deductible, you will not pay any money on any further DME covered by Medicare
  • Tricare – Tricare insurance will cover most DME for use in the home which has prescribed by a doctor as “medically necessary”, and similarly to Medicare it covers the basic models, and not the ones with a lot of extra features
  • Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services – designed to help veterans maintain their independence  in their own homes, these programs will cover DME has been prescribed by a doctor as “medically necessary”. Participants in these programs also direct the way their budget is spent, and they have more say in choosing which patient lift or hospital bed they buy
  • ChampVA for Life – the program covers Medicare coinsurance and deductibles for 65’s and over who are family members of veterans who died in the course of their duties, or who were permanently disabled, so if you have this you won’t pay anything when you qualify for DME with Medicare Part B

Where to find free medical equipment in your neighborhood

 

If you haven’t found any free medical equipment in your neighborhood, I would try the following agencies and groups. 

These are groups who really do have their finger on the pulse, and they know what is going on, who needs help, and who is helping –

 

  • The local Area Agency on Aging
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Local church communities

 

Area Agencies on Aging

These are state appointed nonprofit agencies which provide services to help the over 60s, their families and their caregivers, to find information, assistance and services needed in the community.

It is all about helping the elderly to maintain their independence, and to help them to remain living in their own homes.

An excellent place to start asking questions about where you may be able to find free medical equipment in your area is your local agency.

The agency should at least know where there may be loan closets for DME, and will also know of all the charitable organizations who are working in their area to help people with disabilities, or financial needs, to find free or very cheap medical equipment.

The agencies will also know of all the different food pantries, clothes loan closets etc., and through those you should be able to find someone who knows how to get free equipment as well.

You can use a locator tool, to help you find an agency near you, on the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and can be found here.

 

Lions Clubs

Many Lions Clubs run community loan closets for home medical equipment.

If you find a club near you, you can ask if they have a loan closet, or if there are other clubs in the area with a loan closet.

I have written an illustrated guide on how to very quickly find the Lions Clubs near you, which is available here.
 

Rotary Clubs

Just like with the Lions Clubs, it’s a good idea to locate a club near you and ask about other organizations, in your area, that have free loan closets for medical equipment.

To do so, you can use their club locator tool.

I have an illustrated guide on how to locate a Rotary Club near you, that you can read here – it’s a very quick and easy read.

 

Your local church or faith communities

Churches and faith groups in your neighborhood, and the communities around those churches are another great resource for finding charity outlets, and they should have lots of information about to find medical equipment for free.

Often churches have their own independent loan closets with DME for free on short term and long term loan, and are usually only advertised in small news bulletins, or newsletters, published by the churches themselves.

As well as local church groups, you have faith charities like –

 

Catholic Charities (this is just for Archdiocese of New York City)https://catholiccharitiesny.org/

If you want to find a local office, just search for Catholic Charities + your city or borough, in your search engine of choice.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (this is just for the Archdiocese of New York City)https://www.svdparchnewyork.org/

Again if you want to find the Society in your local area just search for Society of St. Vincent de Paul + your city or borough, in your search engine of choice.

 

Where to get cheaper medical equipment in New York State ?

 

This section is all about where to get “cheaper” DME in New York State- I know that it’s not free, and it won’t be new, but if you can’t afford new equipment this is the next best option to free equipment.

 

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey – Goodwill NYNJ

Goodwill NYNJ has 43 retail stores.

You can use the location tool, entering your zip code to find a donation center, on this page – https://locations.goodwillnynj.org/

Or, if you want to, just scroll down the long list below the locator tool which has all the stores and donation centers, on the same page.

 

Goodwill Western New York

 

To find a shop, go to the following page  – https://www.goodwillwny.org/locations

 

Goodwill Of The Finger Lakes

Goodwill Of The Finger Lakes serves Rochester and Syracuse and their adjacent areas

The page for finding stores is on their website here – https://www.goodwillfingerlakes.org/stores/locations/

There are 11 stores, all listed with phone numbers.

 

Salvation Army stores also sell used medical equipment in California

 

The Salvation Army has stores all over the US where you can buy used medical equipment  – in most stores.

To find a Salvation Army thrift store near you, go to the website page below –

https://satruck.org/ThriftStore

 

You just have to enter your zip code and map view and list of stores in your area will load to your screen.

 

Thrift stores selling used home medical equipment in New York State

 

I have another article about  where to donate used medical equipment in New York State which has lists of the thrift stores which sell used medical equipment.

There is, though, no guarantee of the quality of used medical equipment that you buy from a lot of these thrift stores, so be warned that you are buying the items at your own risk.

It is a good idea to always check, and ask if the equipment has been professionally refurbished, or if you are buying it “as is”. 

You can also ask whether, or not, the thrift store accepts liabilities if the equipment breaks and someone is hurt.

You can find the article with the list of thrift stores selling used medical equipment in New York Sate here – Where To Donate Used Medical Equipment In New York State: The Complete Guide

I’m Gareth and I’m the owner of Looking After Mom and Dad.com

I have been a caregiver for over 10 yrs and share all my tips here.

Gareth Williams

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