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The Ultimate Guide To Used Medical Equipment In San Diego

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Gently used equipment which has been re-furbished, can be an answer to the problem of buying a lot of expensive durable equipment for an aging loved one. As you will see, there are plenty of ways of finding used equipment which is either cheaper, or altogether free.

This article is a list of all the places that you can find used medical equipment in San Diego near you – and a lot of it is free.

In San Diego, you can get used medical equipment from –

 

  • California State Assistive Technology Program
  • reuse centers
  • loan closets
  • centers for independent living
  • medical equipment suppliers
  • thrift stores
  • Goodwill stores
  • Salvation Army stores
  • online ad listings and social media sites
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 San Diego

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 San Diego

Used medical equipment loan closets  in San Diego

Senior Centers

Veteran Center

How to find used medical equipment near me in San Diego ?

Buying used medical equipment from medical supply stores and thrift stores

Buying used medical equipment in San Diego

Stores selling used medical equipment in the San Diego area

Goodwill stores selling used medical equipment in San Diego

Salvation Army stores selling used medical equipment in San Diego

Online listings and social media sites

How to find used medical equipment online for sale, or free, near me in San Diego

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

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

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

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

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

How to find used medical equipment near me on eBay

 

As this is a very lengthy article, I am laying it out as follows –

 

  • state government loans of free used medical equipment – short term, long term and indefinite term loans available in San Diego
  • independent sources of free used medical equipment – loan closets and reuse centers – in San Diego
  • sources for purchasing used medical equipment in stores in San Diego where you can find used durable medical equipment
  • online sources of used durable medical equipment, both for sale and for free in San Diego

 

You can see in the article overview above that each of those man areas is cut up into smaller subheadings, so that you can quickly get to what suits you the most.

You will often see the term “assistive technology devices” used in this article, so to clarify, these are devices which enable an individual to accomplish a task, one that they could not otherwise accomplish, without that device. They can be high-tech or low-tech.

Pretty much all durable medical equipment is considered a form of assistive technology device, so you can take it for granted that it covers any item which helps a person perform an action i.e. opening a jar, or simply walking.

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

 

California’s State Assistive Technology Program is called “ABILITY TOOLS”.

The state program was established to help improve access for disabled persons, the elderly, and low income individuals/families, to what are called “assistive technology devices”, which as I have said includes most home durable medical equipment.

To achieve its goals, Ability Tools contracts with a coalition of “Reuse Programs” called the CATRC – The California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition.

The coalition is charged with collecting and refurbishing used medical equipment, and is involved in the equipment re-allocation.

 

ABILITY TOOLS, through the CATRC,  and other centers, offers to those in need –

  • free short term loans of new and used home durable medical equipment
  • free long short term loans of new and used home medical equipment
  • lend new or used home medical equipment indefinitely for free
  • for those who don’t qualify for free equipment, the opportunity to purchase refurbished home medical equipment at a very low cost

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The Ability Tools AT Exchange

 

In addition to all the CATRC reuse centers, Ability Tools also runs an online Assistive Technology Exchange.

The members of the CATRC organizations all post their inventories of available used medical equipment and AT devices on the AT Exchange, where it can be seen by anyone, including members of the public.

If you wish to take a look at the Assistive Technology Exchange website wyou will find it on the Ability Tools website, here – http://abilitytools.org/services/at-exchange-transition.php

“The reuse programs accept donations of assistive technology devices and medical equipment, repair, and sanitize them, and then offer them to people with disabilities for free, or at low cost.” – Source here.

To read about how the AT Exchange works, go to my article “Free Medical Equipment In California: How And Where To Get It”, where you see that I have a section all about it.

CATRC medical equipment reuse programs in San Diego

 

The CATRC coalition website is here.

You have two ways of finding out if you are eligible for any equipment –

 

In San Diego, you can also go and talk to the Ability Tools Device Lending and Demo Center – SD ATC  San Diego Assistive Technology Center – which I have listed right below this section.

SD ATC  San Diego Assistive Technology Center is a little confusing, as it is not strictly a reuse center, but they will tell you how to proceed for longer term equipment loans.

If you read on a little you will see in the section on the United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego reuse program (a little further along in this article), that they have their own reuse programs, and also work with the San Diego Assistive Technology Center.

Ability Tools Device Lending and Demo Center for San Diego

 

The SDATC San Diego Assistive Technology Center is the device lending and demonstration center, for the San Diego area.

It is one of 12 centers that Ability Tools contract with to – 

  • demonstrate the use of different medical equipment and assistive technology devices
  • provide short terms loans of that equipment for up to 30 days

 

 

SDATC San Diego Assistive Technology Center

8665 Gibbs Dr, # 100

San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858 278 5420 x120

Website: http://ucpdtechcenter.org

 

The center is available to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Centers for Independent Living (CILS) In San Diego

 

Centers for Independent Living, or CIL’s, offer the support structure and services to those with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Typically, CIL’s have medical equipment loan closets for their clients.

Only individuals with recognized disabilities  be a client of a CIL.

There are two CIL’s in San Diego County –

 

Access to Independence (a2i)

8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Ste 131,

San Diego,

CA 92108

Phone: 619 293-3500

Website: http://accesstoindependence.org/

 

Access to Independence – Escondido

1440 South Escondido Blvd, Ste D

Escondido,

CA 92025

Phone: 619 293-3500

Website: http://accesstoindependence.org/

 

Independent medical equipment re-use programs in San Diego

 

San Diego has a few independent reuse programs where if you qualify you can get free durable medical equipment.

 

Physical Therapy For All

 

The organization PT4all, for those in need, funds free physical therapy, and rehabilitation equipment.

The organization has a program recycling used medical equipment for rehabilitation of the individuals they are helping.

The types of equipment they provide includes –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • crutches
  • canes
  • walkers
  • braces

The organization gives two addresses –

PTFORALL

31022 Via Mirador

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone: 949 735 9955

 

Physical Therapy For All

4890 Renovo Way,

San Diego,

CA 92124

 

Their main website: https://www.ptforall.org

 

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United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County

 

The UCP of San Diego runs a number of programs, part of which involves recycling durable medical equipment.

The basic programs include  –

 

  • a program for recycling durable medical equipment
  • a loan closet for adults and families in need, of free durable medical equipment
  • a loan closet for children with cerebral palsy of free durable medical equipment

 

The type of used durable medical equipment that they loan to adults and families in need, includes  –

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • scooters
  • strollers
  • canes
  • standers
  • bath chairs
  • gait trainers

 

You can see their website page for used equipment for families and adults in need, here –https://www.ucpsd.org/equipment/

You can call them if you have equipment needs on – 858 571 7803 ext. 115

 

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Used medical equipment loan closets, in San Diego

Medical equipment loan closets in the San Diego Area

 

Cecily’s Closet – San Diego

This is a loan closet working with The UCP organization of San Diego.

Cecily’s Closet make available equipment to the parents of children with special needs.

The items which are available are on the Cecily’s Closet Facebook page, which you can find here (you will need to join Facebook to see this if you do not have a Facebook account) –

https://www.facebook.com/Cecilyscloset/

They also have a website, which you can visit, here – https://www.cecilyscloset.org/equipment-recycling.html

Ramona Food & Clothes Closet

 

Ramona Food & Clothes Closet also run a free durable medical equipment loan closet.

You can read about the equipment loan closet on this website page – https://www.foodandclothescloset.org/medical-equipment-loan-program/

 

The durable medical equipment loan closet is actually part of a thrift store, which can be found at the following address –

 

Address:

773 Main Street,

Ramona, CA 92065

Phone: 760 789 4458

 

They have all the following types of equipment available for loan for free –

  • knee braces
  • ankle braces
  • wrist braces
  • Post-Op shoes
  • Crutches
  • compression socks
  • neck braces
  • back braces
  • boot braces
  • elbow braces
  • canes
  • shower chairs
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • handicap toilets

 

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Senior Centers in the San Diego area

 

You may not be a member of a Senior Center, but many have their own free medical equipment loan closets, either just for members, or often for the elderly in the community.

Just because a Senior Center has no loan closet, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make inquiries with them, as they will have a lot of information.

And the seniors themselves who use that center may well know of free community medical equipment loan closets in the area.

I would definitely get in touch with some senior centers in your area of San Diego, and see if you can’t find loan closets that way.

San Diego
Cathy Hopper Clairemont Friendship Center
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
858 483 4007
ComForCare Home Care (North San Diego)
9747 Businesspark Ave Suite 227, San Diego, CA 92131
858 247 1005
Ed Brown Senior Center at Rancho Bernardo
18402 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127
858 487 9324
Fourth District Seniors Resource Center
570 S 65th St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 266 2066
Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
1525 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619 235 6572
Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
858 860 5355
George L. Stevens Senior Center
570 S 65th St, San Diego, CA 92114
619 266 2066
Korean American Senior Association
6709 Convoy Ct, San Diego, CA 92111
858 573 0477
Live Well San Diego
4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
858 483 5100
Memorial Senior Center
610 S 30th St, San Diego, CA 92113
619 235 1141
Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
858 860 5355
Neighborhood House Senior Center
795 S Boundary St, San Diego, CA 92113
619 263 2108
Paradise Senior Center
1880 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
619 235 1148
Peninsula Shepherd Center
1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
619 223 1640
Samahan Senior Center
2626 Market St, San Diego, CA 92102
619 234 1360
San Diego City-Senior Services
125 E Park Ave, San Ysidro, CA 92173
619 424 0468
San Diego Senior Directory
11579 Poblado Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
858 492 7377
San Diego Square
1055 Ninth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619 239 2073
San Ysidro Seniors Center
125 E Park Ave, San Diego, CA 92173
619 424 0468
Senior Care West Coast Regional
1550 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
619 291 0182
Silver Stature
3401 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
760 536 8754
St. Paul’s Senior Day Program
328 Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
619 239 6900
University City Senior Center
9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
858 550 5998
Chula Vista
Norman Park Senior Center
270 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 409 1930
Encinitas
Encinitas Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 943 2250
Escondido
Park Avenue Community Center
210 E Park Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
760 839 4688
La Jolla
Florence Riford Senior Center
6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
858 459 0831
National City
Norman Park Senior Center
270 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
619 409 1930
Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
858 756 3041
San Marcos
San Marcos Project Care
111 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 0467
San Marcos Senior Activity Center
111 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
760 744 5535
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing
131 Richmar Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
844 654 4636
Vista
Gloria McClellan Senior Center
1400 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084
760 643 5288

Veteran Centers in San Diego

  To find out about what you are entitled to as a veteran, you can contact any of the Veteran Centers in San Diego. The centers may have medical equipment loan closets, or know of Veteran’s no-profits in the area with medical equipment loan closets. There are many veteran’s associations which have loan closets and which are open to both veterans, and to their local community.  
San Diego Vet Center, San Diego
2790 Thruxtun Rd, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92106
858 642 1500
Veterans Village Of San Diego
4141 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110
619 393 2000
Veterans Home of CA Chula Vista
700 E Naples Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619 482 6010

How to find used medical equipment near me in San Diego ?

 

A great source from which you can gather more information on where to find used medical equipment for free, is the organizations and administrations below, that all work with the elderly, and individuals and families in need, in San Diego.

A wealth of information that has been brought together from providing, and running, all their different programs and services.

I wouldn’t hesitate to contact any of them, and to ask them what they know about the resources available to you in your area –

 

  • Your local Area Agency on Aging – Aging and Independence Services
  • San Diego County Social Services
  • Lions Clubs
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego
  • Lutheran Social Services – Southern California
  • The Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • Presbyterian Urban Ministries – San Diego
  • Local church communities or faith groups

 

Area Agency on Aging in San Diego

 

For San Diego, the area agency on aging is Aging and Independence Services.

You can find their website here – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/Services.html

Area agencies on aging provide all kinds of support and services to help people age 60 and over, as well as their family members and caregivers, to locate and access community services.

Give them a call and ask if they know of any free medical equipment loan closets in your area, or of refurbishing centers who gift, or sell at a low cost, used medical equipment to those in need.

San Diego County Social Services

 

Health & Human Services Agency is the San Diego County department of social services.

Social Services in San Diego should know where there are community medical equipment loan closets, or recycling programs, gifting equipment to those in need in your area. And if they don’t, they may be able to refer you to other organizations who do.

This is the website page for you to contact them – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/

Address:

Health & Human Services Agency

5055 Ruffin Rd,

San Diego,

CA 92123

Phone: 858 573 7300

 

Lions Clubs

 

Aside from a lot of different charitable endeavors, many Lions Clubs do run medical equipment loan closets for their local communities – I have found many in the researching of my articles.

I would look up the Lions clubs near you in San Diego, and give them a call to see if they know of any clubs near you running a loan closet for free medical equipment, or of any other resources for equipment.

Use their locator tool to find clubs near you.

I have a short illustrated guide outlining how to find a Lions Club near you, which you can read here.

 

Rotary Clubs

  The same, that I said above for the Lions, applies to Rotary Clubs as well. Again, just use their locator tool to find a club near you and then make your inquiries. I also have a short, illustrated guide on how to locate a Rotary Club near you using their locator tool, and you can that read here.

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego

 

The Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego may be able to help you find community medical equipment loan closets in your area of San Diego.

The Catholic Charities run many programs for the poor, for the elderly, for immigrant, for refugees and for the homeless.

You can contact them through their website here – https://ccdsd.org/

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego also runs many charitable programs for those in need in the different communities, and would be another great place to make inquiries about durable medical equipment loan closets.

You can find out more here – https://svdp-sandiego.org/

Lutheran Social Services – Southern California

 

Again, I wouldn’t hesitate to call the Lutheran Social Services – Southern California, to ask if they have any leads on any organizations who supply free medical equipment to people in need, or loan closets in your area.

You can see their website here – https://www.lsssc.org/

Address:

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

999 Town and Country Road, Ste 100

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714 685 1800

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego

 

Next on the list, is The Jewish Family Service of San Diego, another charitable organization with many programs, from which you may be able to get more  information.

The Jewish Family Service of San Diego website is here – https://www.jfssd.org/

 

Address:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Campus

Turk Family Center,

8804 Balboa Ave,

Sand Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858 637 3210

Presbyterian Urban Ministries – San Diego

 

Last on the list of place to make inquiries, is The Presbyterian Urban Ministries San Diego, which runs programs for low income families and individuals.

Their Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/www.pumsd.org/

Phone: 619 232 2753

 

Local church or faith groups

 

Church communities very often run the following types of programs –

 

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

As well as having their own charitable services, local churches and the communities which form around them will be another great source of information about loan closets.

I would visit your local churches and start asking questions about any free resources for equipment, which they might know about.

 

Buying used medical equipment in San Diego

 

The main sources for buying used medical equipment in physical stores are –

 

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

 

You can also buy used medical equipment online on the following platforms –

 

  • Craigslist
  • Freecycle.org
  • Used Home Medical Equipment
  • Facebook Sellers Groups
  • Nextdoor.com
  • Offerup.com
  • Ebay.com

Stores selling used medical equipment in the San Diego area

 

Amvets Thrift Stores

Amvets Department of California Service Foundation have two thrift stores in the San Diego area which sell used durable medical equipment.

You can find the following items for sale in the store –

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

You can see their Facebook page here –

https://www.facebook.com/TeamAmvetsHilltop/

Address: 

Amvets Thrift Store

999 Cardiff St,

San Diego, CA 92114

Phone: 619 651 1650

 

Team Amvets Thrift Store

3441 Sutherland St #2031,

San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: 619 297 4213

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DAV Thrift Stores

D.A.V. The Disable Army Veterans charity has 4 thrift stores in the San Diego Area.

You can find gently used durable medical equipment –

 

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • commodes
  • hospital beds
  • canes
  • transport bench
  • crutches

Website: https://www.davveteransthriftstores.com/

Phone: 800 894 2486

 

There 4 stores are located in –

Spring Valley

1049 Elkelton Blvd,

Spring Valley, CA 91977

 

Chula Vista

L Street & Broadway E of I-5 881 Broadway,

Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

El Cajon

1130 E Main St,

El Cajon, CA 92021

 

Oceanside

Cassidy Street West of I-5 1624,

South Coast Hwy,

Oceanside, CA 92054

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Desert Industries Thrift Store The store sells used medical equipment which is gently used and clean here – Address: 1773 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 991911 Phone: 619 423 2317   _________________________   Eric’s Medical Supply 5251 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92110 https://www.ericsmedicalsupply.com   Eric’s sells equipment such as –
  • hospital beds
  • lift chairs
  • wheelchairs
  • scooters
  • power chairs
  • walkers and rollators
  • crutches
  • canes
  • bathroom safety products
  • orthopedics
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Father Joe’s Villages

Father Joe’s Villages sell donated equipment at 3 stores and a daily auction center in the San Diego area –

Daily Auctions and donation center –

815 33rd St,

San Diego, CA 92102

 

Imperial Beach –

Thrift Store

1555 Palm Ave, Suite F

San Diego, CA 92154

 

El Cajon –

Thrift Store

2325 Fletcher Parkway,

El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Hillcrest –

Thrift Store

1457 University Ave,

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Website: https://my.neighbor.org/take-action/donate-goods/

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Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church International Ministries Thrift Store

It is best to call to find out what equipment they have, as it varies.

Websitehttps://www.christtemplesdchurch.org/home

Address:

309 Prescott Avenue,

El Cajon,

CA 92020

Phone: 619 937 0197

 

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Harmony Home Medical 7640 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 https://harmonyhomemedical.com/pages/used-medical-equipment-san-diego Sells used –
  • wheelchairs
  • power chairs
  • hospital beds
  • walkers
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Hospital Direct Medical

4901 Morena Blvd. #600

San Diego, CA 92117

http://hospitaldirectmedical.com

Hospital Direct Medical refurbishes a lot of medical equipment that you would not be using in the home, but it does refurbish fully electric adjustable beds.

 

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Mission Outreach Thrift Store

You can find used medical equipment for sale which is gently used and clean, including items such as –

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers

 

Address:

3186 Adams Ave,

San Diego, CA 92116

Phone: 619 528 0026

 

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Goodwill stores selling used medical equipment in San Diego

 

Although not all Goodwill stores sell used medical equipment, many do.

I have a put in a link below to the Goodwill store locator for the San Diego area, to contact the stores near you –

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

I would give any store you plan to visit a call, just to check that they do sell used durable medical equipment.

Salvation Army stores also sell used medical equipment in California

 

Some Salvation Army stores often sell durable medical equipment, but do check before you visit the thrift stores.

To find a Salvation Army thrift store near you, go to the website page below and use their locator tool-

https://satruck.org/familystore 

How to find used medical equipment for sale, or free, online near me in San Diego

You can find lots of used durable equipment in San Diego using certain online platforms.

Be careful, though, as you don’t know who you are getting the equipment from, and what condition it is in.

If you think that you may be vulnerable, you shouldn’t give out your personal information, and you should arrange to meet people offering items in public places.

The following sites have lots of used home medical equipment for sale, and for free –

 

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

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

Craigslist, is a website for posting local advertisements, and for finding items locally, so you can make your searches in San Diego as local as you wish.

You will find both free used medical equipment, and items for sale on it.

Craigslist has even created a special category called “free stuff” to make our lives easier.

Using Craigslist is free, works on all devices, and no membership is required.

If you want to find out more about using Craigslist, you can check my illustrated articles on how to find used medical equipment for sale, or for free, on Craigslist –

“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 free, near me in San Diego, on FreeCycle.org

 

Freecycle.org is a free platform made up of groups of individuals offering free items to one another within their group.

Members can also post requests for items in their groups.

You can make Freecycle.org as local as your nearest group in San Diego, which in most cases is right where you live.

To become a member, it’s free, you just have to have an email.

You can read my quick illustrated article on how to find free used home medical equipment near you, on Freecycle.org – “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 San Diego, on usedHME.com

 

The website is a listing which is exclusively for advertisements selling, buying and donating used home medical equipment.

You don’t have to join anything, and it is free to search for equipment.

You can make the searches as local as you want in San Diego, or anywhere else there are groups.

To see how to do this, you can read my quick illustrated guides on how to find used medical equipment for sale, or for free, 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 San Diego, on Facebook

 

On Facebook you will find used items which are for sale, or free, in your area of San Diego by using –

  • buying and selling groups
  • the Facebook Marketplace

 

You will have to have an account, but it is free and easy to do.

You can read my illustrated guides on how to find used medical equipment for sale, and for free, on Facebook, to see how it is done –

“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 San Diego, on Nextdoor.com

 

Nextdoor.com is another social media platform, on which you can find used medical equipment near you in San Diego, for sale and for free.

Membership is free and easy to do, and you will only see people in your neighborhood, and surrounding neighborhoods.

There is an app for mobile, and a website for desktop.

You can read my quick illustrated guide showing how to find used medical equipment near you, for sale and for free, on Nextdoor.com –  

“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 San Diego, on OfferUp

 

OfferUp was created to make it simpler to off-load items you don’t need, to others, either for sale, or for free, and you can use it to find used medical equipment in San Diego.

It’s a “mobile first” platform, but it is available on desktop as well.

You will find people buying, selling and offering items for free.

I have linked to the video below, which explains everything very nicely. Just watch the video !

 

How to find used medical equipment near me on eBay

 

You can find a lot of used medical equipment on eBay, and the trick is to find it near to you.

There are settings on eBay which will allow you to search for items that are being sold near to you.

Sellers will list items as a free pickup, but even if they are listed as being shipped, don’t be put off, if you are polite there is usually a way to arrange a pickup, and hence why you are searching locally.

I have an illustrated guide on how to find used home medical equipment on eBay near you – “How To Find And Buy Used Medical Equipment Near Me On eBay ?”

One last point, which applies to the online listings and for thrift stores, is that there is no guarantee that the items are safe, and you are buying these used items at your own risk.

When you buy used medical equipment from a reuse center which refurbishes the items, it is typically done within certain guidelines, and is sanitized and checked for safety.

Always check when you are buying used medical equipment if they are selling it “as is” and cannot be held responsible if you have an accident with it.

Online platforms for listings all say that they can accept no responsibility, or liability, when you enter into a contract with a seller on their platform.

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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