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The Ultimate Guide To Used Medical Equipment In Los Angeles

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Trying to cover all the expenses as we, or our parents, age is never easy, and the older we get, the more we need to pay for. I am always trying to keep my elderly mom’s budget under control, and looking for any used equipment which still do the job safely and well.

With that in mind, I have put together a guide on how, and where, to find used medical equipment near to you in Los Angeles, for sale, or for free. Good luck !

In Los Angeles, you can get used medical equipment from –

 

  • the Ability Tools Assistive Technology Program
  • AT Exchange
  • reuse, recycling and refurbishing centers
  • loan or lending closets all over California
  • centers for independent living (if you are truly disabled)
  • used medical equipment suppliers
  • thrift stores
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation Army stores
  • online platforms
CONTENTS - Overview & Quick Links

California State Assistive Technology Program and refurbishing programs (mostly free)

Used medical equipment from Ability Tools – the California State Assistive Technology Program

The Ability Tools AT Exchange

CATRC Medical Equipment Reuse Programs in Los Angeles

Ability Tools Device Lending and Demo Centers

Independent Reuse programs and loan closets (most loan closets are free)

Centers for Independent Living

Independent medical equipment reuse centers in Los Angeles

Used medical equipment loan closets  in Los Angeles

Senior Centers

Veteran Centers

How to find used medical equipment near me in Los Angeles ?

Buying used medical equipment from medical supply stores and thrift stores

Buying used medical equipment in Los Angeles

Stores selling used medical equipment in the Los Angeles area

Goodwill stores selling used medical equipment in Los Angeles

Salvation Army stores selling used medical equipment in Los Angeles

Online listings and social media sites

How to find used medical equipment online for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles on Craigslist

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles on freecycle.org

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles on UsedHME.com

How to find used medical equipment for sale or free, near me in Los Angeles on Facebook

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles on Nextdoor.com

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles on OfferUp.com

How to find used medical equipment near me on eBay

 

In this article, you will often see the term “assistive technology devices” used .

The term refers to devices which enable an individual to accomplish a task that they could not otherwise accomplish, without that device.

The devices can be high-tech or low-tech.

Pretty much all durable medical equipment is considered a form of assistive technology device.

Used medical equipment from Ability Tools, the State Assistive Technology Program

 

In California, the State Assistive Technology Program is “ABILITY TOOLS”.

Ability Tools’ mission is to increase public access to “assistive technology devices”.

To accomplish a large part of their mission, Ability Tools contract with a coalition of Reuse Centers – The California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition (CATRC).

The CATRC  play the major role in the collection and refurbishment of used medical equipment for Ability Tools, and then with the Ability Tools’  and their combined database, they re-distribute equipment to those in need.

 

ABILITY TOOLS and the  CATRC offer opportunities, to those who qualify, the possibility of –

  • short term loans of durable medical equipment for free
  • longer term loans of durable medical equipment for free
  • indefinite term loans of durable medical equipment for free
  • being given durable medical equipment for free
  • buying refurbished durable medical equipment at a very low cost

 

The Ability Tools AT Exchange

 

Participating CATRC organizations post their inventories of used medical equipment and AT devices, on the Ability Tools’ online Assistive Technology Exchange, where anyone, including the public, can see what is available.

You can take a look at the Assistive Technology Exchange website is here – http://abilitytools.org/services/at-exchange-transition.php

If you want to learn more about the AT Exchange, you can see that in my article “Free Medical Equipment In California: How And Where To Get It”, where you will find a section on how to use the Ability Tools AT Exchange to see what equipment is available.

CATRC medical equipment reuse programs in the Greater Los Angeles area

In the Greater Los Angeles area, you have 7 CATRC Reuse Programs.

The reuse programs may, or may not, prioritize different members of their communities, and will  –

 

  • loan out durable medical equipment
  • sell refurbished durable medical equipment at a very low cost
  • or give away for free durable medical equipment
  • or all three

ALS Association, Los Angeles Chapter

 

ALS Association (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) chapter in Los Angeles runs a “loan closet” for members who are registered with them.

Address:
P.O. Box 565
Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0565

Phone: 818 865 8067

Website:http://webgw.alsa.org/

DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER (DMC) Reuse, Repair and Recycle Program DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER (DMC) (Orange County)

 

The Dayle McIntosh Center has a reuse, recycle and repair program serving residents of Orange County of all ages.

The website page is here.

Examples of the types of used medical equipment available are –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • canes
  • crutches
  • shower chairs
  • commode chairs
  • Hoyer lifts

 

Address:
501 N. Brookhurst Street, #102
Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone: 714 621 3300

Website: https://daylemc.org

Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL)

 

ThSCRS-IL loans used medical equipment for free to persons with disabilities in the community.

The equipment includes –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators
  • portable commodes
  • transfer benches
  • sliding boards

 

To inquire, call the office numbers below nearest to you, and ask for the “AT Facilitator”.

Website: https://scrs-ilc.org

Arcadia Office Address:
1165 Clark St,
Arcadia, CA 91006

Phone: 626 239 6012

Downey Office Address:
7830 Quill Drive, Ste D
Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562 862 6531

Pasadena Office Address:
2023 Lincoln Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Phone: 626 587 5010

Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF)

  CALIF reassigns assistive technology devices to individuals who can benefit from them. The articles reassigned include items such as –  
  • durable medical equipment
  • communication devices
  • vision products
  • hearing products
  • mobility products
  • assistive devices
  Call them at the phone number below. Address: 634 South Spring Street, 2nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90014 Phone: 213 627 0477 Website: https://califilc.webs.com  

Convalescent Aid Society – CAS

 

CAS provides the free loan of wheelchairs, and other durable medical equipment, for in-home use to residents in Pasadena and its neighboring communities.

It is available to anyone who lives in the CAS’s service area – Take a look at the map here.

You have to go through an application process, and you can find out more about that on this website page here.

You can borrow the following types of durable medical equipment –

 

  • hospital beds
  • bed trapezes
  • quad canes
  • canes
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • raised toilet seats
  • bath chairs
  • transfer benches
  • walkers
  • rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • transport chairs

 

To make inquiries, call 626 793 1696, or use the website contact information.

Address:
3255 East Foothill Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone: 626 793 1696

Website: https://www.convalescentaidsociety.com/

Community Access Center (CAC)

 

Riverside Community Access Center runs a durable medical equipment reuse program with such items as –

  • wheelchairs
  • ramps
  • rollators
  • walkers
  • hearing aids
  • hospital beds
  • suction safety grips
  • visual aids for senior low vision program

 

To make inquiries, call – 951 274 0358 ext. 103, or visit the website.

Address:
6848 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 951 274 0358 ext.103

Website: https://ilcac.org

The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society

 

The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society loans out used medical equipment to those individuals living in Los Angeles County without insurance, or the financial resources, to gain access to in-home DME needed for their rehabilitation, or recovery from an illness or injury.

The equipment you can borrow includes –

 

  • standard or bariatric manual wheelchairs
  • standard or bariatric transport chairs
  • front wheel walkers and rollator (seated) walkers
  • standard and bariatric commodes
  • raised toilet seats and risers
  • wheelchair ramps
  • patient lifts ie Hoyer lift type
  • bath transfer benches
  • shower/bath chairs
  • shower or bath grab bars
  • single point and quad point canes
  • bed rails
  • toilet rails
  • crutches

 

Phone: 818 298 9893
Website: http://www.thedme.org

Ability Tools Device Lending and Demo Centers for in Greater Los Angeles

 

In Los Angeles, Ability Tools runs a Device Lending and Demonstration Center, which is one of twelve 12 agencies are contracted throughout California to provide “short term loans” of assistive devices which can assist people to live independently – up to 30 day loans.

The Ability Tools website page for this is here.

 

Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology

7601 East Imperial Highway,

Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562 401 6813

Website: https://dhs.lacounty.govrancho/

 

Disabled Resources Center, Inc. (DRC)

2750 E Spring St, Ste 100

Long Beach, CA 90806

Phone: 562 427 1000

Website: https://drcinc.org/programs/assistive-technology/

Used medical equipment from Centers for Independent Living in Greater Los Angeles

 

If you are disabled, you can contact the Center for Independent Living in your area to find out all the services for which you qualify.

Most centers have a medical equipment loan closet for their clients – CIL’s provide the services to individuals with disabilities to help them to live independently in the community.

Below are the names and addresses of the Centers for Independent Living in Greater Los Angeles, along with their contact details.

Los Angeles County
Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF)
634 South Spring Syreer, 2nd Floor,Los Angeles, CA 90014
213 627 0477
Santa Monica
Disability Community Resource Center
1527 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 394 9876
Mar Vista
Disability Community Resource Center
12901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
310 390 3611
Torrance
Disability Community Resource Center
1318 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
310 390 3611
West Hollywood
Disability Community Resource Center
7362 Santa Monica Blvd, 1st Floor, West Hollywood, CA 95249
310 390 3611 x227
Long Beach
Disabled Resource Center
2750 East Spring Street, Suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806
562 427 1000
Van Nuys
Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC)
14354 Haynes Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
818 785 6934
Lancaster
Independent Living Center of Southern California - Lancaster
606 East Ave K4, Lancaster, CA 93535
661 942 9726
Downey
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living - Downey
7830 Quill Drive, Suite D, Downey, CA 90242
562 862 6531
Pasadena
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living - Pasadena
2023 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
626 587 5010
Arcadia
Southern CA Rehabilitation Services (Satellite)
11625 Clark St, Arcadia, CA 91006
626 239 6012
Claremont
Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL)
107 South Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711
909 621 6722
Orange County
Anaheim
Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC)
501 North Brookhurst Street, Suite 102, Anaheim, CA 92801
714 621 3300
Laguna Hills
Dayle McIntosh Center South County
24031 El Toro Road, Suite 320, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949 460 7784
Riverside County
Riverside
Community Access Center (CAC)
6848 Magnolia Ave, Suite 150, Riverside, CA 92506
951 274 0358
Desert Hot Springs
Community Access Center - Desert Hot Springs
14-201 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
760 568 9301
Palm Desert
Community Access Center - Palm Desert
74-390 Highway 111, Suite A, Palm Desrt, CA 92260
760 568 9301
San Bernardino County
San Bernardino
Rolling Start, Inc. (RSI)
1955 South Hunts Lane, Suite 101, San Bernardino, CA 92408
909 890 9516
Hesperia
Rolling Start, Inc. - Hesperia
15550 Main Street, Suite C12, Hesperia, CA 92345
760 949 7626
Ventura County
Ventura
Independent Living Resource Center - Ventura
702 County Square Drive, Suite 103, Ventura, CA 93003
805 650 5993

Independent medical equipment re-use programs in Los Angeles

 

Rolling Start, Inc. – Center for Independent Living

The center maintains a Reuse Program, which conducts Assistive Technology Training, and runs workshops and Group Presentations for the disabled members of the community.

The program also provides assistive technology devices to their consumers.

The center offers a wide range of devices from jar openers to wheelchairs.

 

Website : https://rollingstart.com/services-and-programs/

Rolling Start has two offices –

 

San Bernardino Office

1955 Hunts Lane #101

San Bernardino, CA 92408

Phone: 909 890 9516

 

Victorville Office

16519 Victor Street, #406

Victorville, CA 92395

Phone: 760 949 7626

 

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Independent used medical equipment loan closets in Los Angeles

 

The Camarillo Medical Supply Project

 

300 Mission Drive,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805 491 1028

 

The Camarillo United Methodist Church, has  a free medical equipment loan closet, which is open to all members of the community and Ventura County.

Website: https://camarilloumc.org/medical-supply-project

The closet loans multiple types of durable medical equipment and home health supplies –

  • walkers
  • wheelchairs
  • knee scooters
  • rollators
  • crutches
  • canes
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs

 

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Helping Hands Los Angeles Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet

 

Website : https://www.helpinghandsla.org/how-we-help/care-coordination/medical-equipment/dme-loan-closet

Phone: 818 279 6580

Helping Hands is a free community resource where seniors can borrow used medical equipment –

  • wheelchairs
  • power mobility equipment
  • crutches
  • canes walkers
  • beds
  • bathroom safety equipment

 

The loan closet serves LA County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County.

There are no listings on the Helping Hands website, so to find a loan closet nearest to you, you will have to give them a call..

“Depending on particular the loan closet, the equipment may be loaned out for a set period of time, for as long as the person needs it or, in some cases it may even be given away.”

The source of the text above is here –

https://www.helpinghandsla.org/how-we-help/care-coordination/medical-equipment/dme-loan-closet

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

 

6167 Bristol PWKY Suite 325,

Culver City, CA 90230-6612

Phone: 310 390 6802

Website: https://www.mda.org/

This agency of the MDA in Culver City loans out wheelchairs, and helps with their maintenance, for individuals with one of forty neuromuscular diseases.

You need to call the organization to find out if you qualify.

Simi Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church Community Services Center & Medical Loan Closet

 

1636 Sinaloa Road,

Simi Valley, CA 93065

For any questions, call – 805 433 2384

 

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/simivalleyadventistcommunityservices/

This church community used medical equipment loan closet, has a wide range of durable medical equipment that you can borrow –

  • Rollators
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • raised toilet seats
  • power wheelchairs
  • patient lifts
  • hospital beds
  • knee braces
  • ankle braces
  • arm braces
  • wrist braces

 Open on Wednesday mornings only – from 10 to 12 noon.

For any questions, call – 805 433 2384

 

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Senior Centers in Greater Los Angeles

Senior Centers will very often have medical equipment loan closets for their elderly members, may even lend equipment to other members in the local community as well.

In the County and City of Los Angeles, there are 180 “Multipurpose Senior Centers and Dining Centers”.

You can contact centers in your area to see if they have a community loan closet, or know of one near you.

It is not just the Senior Center admins who will know about resources, the seniors who use the center will also know about resources in the community.

The locator tool for Senior Centers is here – https://aging.lacity.org/

Below is an image of the tool you are looking for.

 

Veteran Centers in Greater Los Angeles

 

If you are a Veteran and you want to find out what resources are available to you for used medical equipment, other than those I have listed in this article, you should get in touch with your Veteran Center.

Check the list below for the nearest center to you in Los Angeles.

 

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90073

Phone: 310 478 3711

Website: https://www.losangeles.va.gov/ 

 

US Veterans Center

515 E 6th Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Phone: 213 253 5188

 

Veterans Service Office

1816 S Figueroa Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: 213 744 4825

 

Downtown Los Angeles VA Clinic

351 E Temple Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213 253 2677

How to find used medical equipment near me in Los Angeles ?

 

If you are having no luck at all finding any free medical equipment, the organizations and administrations below all work with individuals and families in need.

There is a wealth of information that has been collected from providing and running all the different services, so I would contact any of them, and ask them about the resources in your area –

 

  • Your Greater Los Angeles Area Agency On Aging – list below
  • Los Angeles Department of  Public Social Services
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles
  • Lutheran Social Services – Los Angeles
  • The Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
  • Local church communities and faith groups

 

Greater Los Angeles Area Agencies on Aging

 

Area Agencies on Aging are contracted agencies responsible to provide support, to the over 60s, their families and carers, in gaining access to community services.

The Los Angeles agencies below may all know if there are any medical equipment loan closets in your neighborhood.

Los Angeles City

221 N. Figueroa Street, Ste 500

Los Angeles, CA 90012-4390

Phone: 213 482 7252

Website: https://aging.lacity.org/

 

County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

3175 West 6th Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone: 213 738 4004

Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/

 

County of Orange Office on Aging

1300 South Grand Avenue,

Building B, 2nd Floor,

Santa Ana CA 92705-4434

Phone: 714 480 6450

Website: https://www.officeonaging.ocgov.com/

Department of Social Services

 

Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services

They have an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for seniors and persons with disabilities, and even if you don’t qualify for the program, they may have valuable information on resources in your community for used medical equipment loans, refurbishing centers, or equipment at lower prices for those in need.

The program is on their website here.

 

Lions Clubs

  Find a Lions club near you, and ask if they have a community loan closet, or if they know of other clubs in your area, or non-profits who have one. You can read my illustrated guide explaining how to very quickly find a Lions Club near you, here.  

Rotary Clubs

 

Just like with the Lions clubs, it is a good idea to locate a Rotary club near you, and to ask if they know of clubs, or other organizations, in your area that have free loan closets for medical equipment.

You can read my short illustrated guide on how to locate a Rotary Club near you, here – it’s a very quick and easy read.

The Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

 

In Greater Los Angeles, the Catholic Charities have quite a large number of services, programs  and centers, for those in need in the community

Give them a call and find out if they have any leads about free or cheap used medical equipment near you.

You should go to their website to contact them.

The website page to go to – https://catholiccharitiesla.org/where-we-are/

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles

 

210 N. Avenue 21,

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Phone: 800 974 3571

Website: https://svdpla.org/

 

Another charitable organization, with chapters all over the US, running charitable programs in their communities.

Take a look at the website above and see if you have a chapter in your area.

You can always approach them to ask about the resources you are looking for.

Lutheran Social Services – Los Angeles

 

Lutheran Social Services in Los Angeles are part of the Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, running programs to help those in need.

I have listed the programs for Greater Los Angeles by county below.

Pick your county and go to the website.

Don’t hesitate to ask them if they know about any resources you are looking for in your area.

Central City Lutheran Mission – San Bernardino

https://www.lsssc.org/location/cclm/

 

Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley

https://www.lsssc.org/location/san-fernando-valley-canoga-park/

 

Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley

https://www.lsssc.org/location/san-gabriel-valley-pasadena/

 

Los Angeles County Long Beach/South Bay

https://www.lsssc.org/location/south-bay-long-beach/

 

Orange County

https://www.lsssc.org/location/orange-county/

 

Riverside County

https://www.lsssc.org/location/riverside-county/

 

San Bernardino County

https://www.lsssc.org/location/san-bernardino-county/

The Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

 

The Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, is another charitable organization which runs a number of programs and services – https://www.jfsla.org/our-services/aging/

Give them a call to see what resources they know of in your area.

Phone: 877 275 4537

 

Address:

Jewish Family Service of LA

330 N. Fairfax Ave

Los Angeles,

CA 9oo36

In Los Angeles, there are a number of centers, which you can see on the website – https://www.jfsla.org/locations/

Your local church or faith groups

 

Another really great resource is going to be local churches, and the communities that they build up around them.

Local churches often run –

 

  • food banks
  • clothes loan closets
  • medical equipment loan closets

 

I have found many, many small churches across the US, which run their own independent loan closets, offering free DME loans to members of the local community.

 

Buying used medical equipment in Los Angeles

 

Stores where you will find used medical equipment for sale in Los Angeles –

 

  • medical supply stores
  • thrift stores
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation Army stores

 

Online listings where you will find used medical equipment for sale, as well as for free, include –

  • Craigslist
  • Freecycle
  • Used Home Medical Equipment
  • Facebook Sellers Groups
  • Nextdoor
  • OfferUp

 

Click here if you want to jump straight to the “buying online” section.

Stores selling used medical equipment in the Los Angeles area

 

The following section is a list of stores in the Los Angeles area which sell used home medical equipment.

Los Angeles County

 

American Veteran Thrift Store

7830 Balboa Blvd,

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Phone: 818 912 5423

 

Items which you may find on sale here include –

  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • crutches
  • safety frames

 

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Amvets Thrift Store

 

On the store’s Facebook page, you can see the items for sale –

  • adjustable/hospital bed
  • bedside commode
  • rollators
  • walkers
  • patient lift

Address:

33315 E South St,

Long Beach, CA 90805

Phone: 562 272 7300

 

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Teamamvetslongbeach/

 

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Assistance League Canoga Park Thrift Store

22335 Sherman Way,

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Phone: 818 710 1888

 

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/sfv/thrift-shop/ 

 

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Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

2720 E 11th St

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Phone: 323 268 7281

 

Sells gently used home medical equipment.

 

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Society of St Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles Thrift Store

210 N. Ave 21

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Phone: 323 224 6280

 

Website: https://svdpla.org/

 

You’ll find gently used durable medical equipment, such as canes crutches, walkers and bedside commodes.

 

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Son Of A Vet Thrift Shop

3310 N Eastern Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: 323 2271808

 

They sell used bedside commodes, crutches and walkers here.

 

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Super Thrift Store, North Hollywood

13422 Saticoy Street,

North Hollywood, CA 91605

Phone: 818 474 1291

 

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Super Thrift Store Reseda

18344. Sherman Way,

Reseda, CA 91335

Phone: 818 654 4806

 

Website: https://sfvrescuemission.org/thrift/

 

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Orange County

 

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

803 E Katella Ave,

Orange, CA 92867

Phone: 714 538 5605

 

You can find gently items such as –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators

 

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Arcos Thrift Store 

138 E Taft Ave,

Orange, CA 92865

Phone: 714 618 8397

 

In this family owned thrift store, you can find used medical equipment such as –

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • bedside commodes
  • crutches
  • rollators
  • patient lifts
  • shower chairs

 

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Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Thrift Shop

2220 Fairview Road, # 3

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: 949 645 5536

 

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/newport-mesa/thriftshop/

 

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Assistance League of Tustin

445 El Camino Real,

Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: 714 544 2612

 

The webpage for the thrift store is https://www.altustin.org/?page_id=26

 

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Chucks Reserve the Thrift Store

12946 Main St,

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: 714 584 7438

 

You can find used medical equipment, including –

  • walkers
  • raised toilet seats
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • grabbers

 

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Zion Thrift Shop

1109 E Commonwealth Ave,

Fullerton, CA 92831

Phone: 714 879 1147

 

Website: http://www.zionthrift.com/

 

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Riverside County

 

Assistance League Riverside Thrift Store

3707 Sunnyside Drive,

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: 951 682 3445

 

The Assistance League sells gently used equipment, with the exception of large items such as hospital beds.

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/riverside/thrift-shop/

 

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Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

1197 Calimesa Blvd,

Calimesa, CA 92320

Phone: 909 795 0670

 

You can find gently used home medical equipment.

 

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GHH Ministries Thrift Stores

GHH Ministries has 4 thrift stores in Riverside County selling used home medical equipment.

Website: – http://www.ghhministries.com/

 

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Moreno Valley, GHH Thrift Store

13958 Old 215 Frontage Road,

Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone: 951 653 2529

 

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Perris, GHH Thrift Store

115 Ramona Expressway,

Perris, CA 92571

Phone: 951 443 3701

 

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Perris, GHH Thrift Store

21366 Harvill Ave,

Perris, CA 92570

Phone: 951 291 8136

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Homeland, GHH Thrift Store

31316 Highway 74,

Homeland, CA 92548

Phone: 951 657 3041

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Lyft Up Lives Nonprofit Thrift Store

1390 W 6th Street, Suite 136

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 951 454 3208

 

The store sells some used medical equipment such as

  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators
  • walkers

 

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Savers 

3900 Tyler Street,

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone: 951 509 0817

 

Savers sells some items of gently used durable medical equipment.

 

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Semi and New Thrift

12607 Perris Blvd,

Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone: 951 247 6633

 

You sells use DME such as –

  • shower chairs
  • crutches
  • walkers

 

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San Bernardino County

 

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

1534 Barton Rd,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: 909 307 8900

 

Here you can find items such as –

  • walkers
  • crutches
  • canes
  • rollators

 

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Deseret Industries Thrift Stores

16593 Valley Blvd,

Fontana, CA 92335

Phone: 909 854 3946

 

Here you’ll find lightly used home medical equipment.

 

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Golden Oaks Thrift Shop

31961 Hilltop Blvd,

Running Springs, CA 92382

Phone: 909 867 2112

 

You can find gently used dme –

 

  • walkers
  • rollators
  • crutches
  • bedside commodes
  • shower chairs

 

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Mini Mega Thrift store

2066 W Redlands Blvd, Unit A,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: 909 317 4266

 

You’ll find lightly used items for sale, such as –

 

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • shower chairs

 

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UReach Thrift Store

24871 Redlands Blvd,

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Phone: 909 796 4400

Website: http://ureachlluc.com/ureach-thrift

 

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Ventura County

 

Allsorts Thrift Shop

2211 Ventura Blvd,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805 460 8633

 

Here you can find smaller equipment such as –

  • crutches
  • walkers
  • shower chairs

 

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Arc Foundation Thrift Store

265 E Main Street,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 485 6690

 

Website: https://thearcvc.org/thrift-stores/

 

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Assistance League Conejo Valley Thrift Store

2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,

Thousand Oaks, CA 90032

Phone: 323 2271808

 

The Assistance League sells of all kinds of gently used equipment.

Website: https://www.assistanceleague.org/conejo-valley/donate/thrift-shop/

 

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CAAN – Thrift Store

340 E Main St,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 643 5956

 

Website: http://www.caanthriftstore.com/

 

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CARL Boutique Thrift Store

2750 E Main St, Ste b

Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805 677 9111

 

Website: https://carldogs.org/about-us/c-a-r-l-boutique-thrift-store/

The thrift store sells gently used walkers, canes and crutches.

 

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Mission Bargain Center

125 South Harrison Ave,

Oxnard CA 93030

Phone: 805 201 4341

 

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Oxnard Super Thrift

815 N Oxnard Blvd

Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone: 805 201 3750

 

Website: https://www.erescuemission.org/thrift-stores/

 

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Simi Thrift

1492 E Los Angeles Ave,

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Phone: 805 577 9959

 

Here you’ll find equipment such as –

  • transfer benches
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • rollators
  • bedside commodes

 

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 Span Thrift Shop

110 N Olive St B,

Ventura, CA 93001

Phone: 805 641 1170

 

Website: https://www.spanonline.org/

 

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Goodwill stores selling used medical equipment in Los Angeles

 

First, it is important to say that not all Goodwill thrift stores will sell used medical equipment, but many do.

Secondly, any used medical equipment which is sold by a Goodwill thrift store is sold “as is”, and has not been either sanitized, or refurbished in any way. This means that if it breaks, or you have an accident using it, you have no recourse.

So, check used medical equipment thoroughly before you buy it.

 

Goodwill donation stores locations in Southern California

You can locate any stores near you in the Los Angeles area, with the Goodwill Southern California Organization website locator, here –

https://www.goodwillsocal.org/donation-center-locator/

Salvation Army stores also sell used medical equipment in Los Angeles

 

Just like Goodwill thrift stores, not all Salvation Army stores sell used durable medical equipment, so check before you go.

And if they do, they also do not sanitize, or refurbish, the equipment that they are donated in any way, but sell it “as is”. So, once again, you will have no recourse if it is faulty.

You can go to their website page below to use their store locator tool to find a store near you –

https://satruck.org/familystore

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, online near me in Los Angeles

 

Finding used durable equipment near you on online platforms is not difficult at all, but be careful, as you don’t know the person you are getting the equipment from, and what condition the equipment is in.

If you are at all vulnerable, or caring for an elderly loved one in your home, don’t give out your personal information, and meet people offering items in public places.

You can find used home medical equipment for sale, and for free near you, on these online platforms –

 

 

  • Craigslist.com
  • Freecycle.org
  • UsedHME.com
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Nextdoor.com
  • OfferUp

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free near me in Los Angeles, on Craigslist

Craigslist, is a website for posting advertisements locally, and for finding items locally, where loads of people are buying, selling and giving away used medical equipment, including in Los Angeles.

Using the site is free, and it works on all devices, with no membership required.

To find out about how to buy used dme, or get it free, near you on Craigslist, read my articles here –

“How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Craigslist ?”

 “How To Get Free Medical Equipment Near Me On Craigslist ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Craigslist listings page

Screenshot example of a  Craigslist garage sale page

How to find used Medical Equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles, on FreeCycle.org

 

The website Freecycle.org is a free platform populated with  groups of individuals offering free items to others in their group, or groups.

There is no buying and selling on Freecycle, only gifting.

Freecycle.org is as local as the group you join, which in most cases is right where you live.

Joining is free, and you just need to ask to join the groups you find near you in Los Angeles.

To find how to use Freecycle to find free equipment near you, you can read my quick illustrated article  – “How To Get Free Medical Equipment Near Me On Freecycle.org ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Freecyle.org page

How to find used medical equipment for sale or free, near me in Los Angeles, on usedHME.com

 

UsedHME.com is another listing website like Craigslist, but exclusively for advertisements selling, buying and donating used home medical equipment.

It is free to use the site, and you don’t need to become a member.

You will be able to search in your zip code, and those around it in Los Angeles.

The site is very simple to use, but if you want to find out more, you can read my quick illustrated guides on how to buy or find free used medical equipment on UsedHME.com –

“How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment near me on UsedHME.com ?”

 “How To Get Free Medical Equipment Near Me On UsedHME.com ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles, on Facebook

 

To start, to search for items in Los Angeles, you will need a Facebook account, but it is free and easy to sign up.

You can buy, sell and give away items on Facebook.

You will be able to look for used medical equipment for sale and for free in –

  • buying and selling groups
  • the Facebook Marketplace

To see how this is done, you can read my illustrated guides on how to find used medical equipment for sale, or for free, on Facebook –

“How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Facebook ? An Illustrated Guide”

“How To Get Free Medical Equipment Near Me On Facebook ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Facebook Marketplace page

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles, on Nextdoor.com

 

Nextdoor.com is a social media platform, showing where there is used medical equipment near you, for sale, and for free, in Los Angeles.

On Nextdoor, the others are your neighbors, so anything you find is going to be very near to where you live.

Membership on Nextdoor is free, and you just need to give your address and an email.

It is available both on mobile, and on desktop.

To learn more, you can read my quick illustrated guides showing how to use Nextdoor.com to find used medical equipment for sale, or for free –

“How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment Near Me On Nextdoor.com ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

“How To Get Free Medical Equipment Near Me On Nextdoor.com ? A Quick Illustrated Guide”

Screenshot of Nextdoor.com “All Listings” page

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, near me in Los Angeles, on OfferUp

 

OfferUp was created as an app and website dedicated to making it simpler to off-load items you no longer want.

OfferUp is free to use, and as with the other platforms you will find people buying, selling and offering items for free, and that includes in Los Angeles.

I have linked to a great video below, which explains everything very nicely.

Buying used medical equipment near me in Los Angeles, on eBay

 

You can also use eBay to find used medical equipment near where you live in Los Angeles – sadly, there is no free stuff on eBay !

To see how to set eBay to local searches for used medical equipment near you, you can take a look at my illustrated guide – “How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment Near Me On eBay ?”

 

Do remember that when buying from thrift stores, or online listings, there is no guarantee that the equipment is safe, and you are buying these used items at your own risk.

By comparison, typically when you buy used medical equipment from a reuse center, the equipment has been sanitized and refurbished within certain guidelines, and checked for safety.

Take care to properly check items when you are buying used medical equipment, if it is being sold “as is”.

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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