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Free Medical Equipment in Alaska

By Maurice

If you're looking for free medical equipment for seniors in Alaska, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free medical equipment for the elderly in the state of Alaska.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Alaska


List of Free Medical Equipment in Alaska

Program Description:

Our loan closet provides assistive technology and adaptive equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, transfer benches, magnifiers, hospital beds, commodes, walkers, grab bars) to individuals with disabilities to increase their safety and independence in their homes and the community.

Over 250 Alaskans use this service annually; many of them are low income and do not have the funds available to purchase the equipment nor does their health care insurance (private or public) cover the items.


  • Service Area: Alaska
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Some examples of equipment collected and distributed are:
  1. 1
    wheelchairs;
  2. 2
    transfer benches;
  3. 3
    magnifiers;
  4. 4
    hospital beds;
  5. 5
    commodes;
  6. 6
    walkers;
  7. 7
    grab bars.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Alaskans, many of them are low income and do not have the funds available to purchase the equipment nor does their health care insurance (private or public) cover the items.
  • Other Details: No information on their website if they accept medical equipment donations. Secondary sources mention that they do. "For decades, Access Alaska, a nonprofit based in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood that advocates statewide for people with disabilities, has offered donated medical equipment regardless of ability to pay. ".
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Program Description:

The ACE Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides medical equipment and supplies to help people regain their mobility and independence through a lending closet.

ACE~Austin's Compassionate Exchange is located in the Mat-Su Valley, We began collecting used durable medical equipment and medical supplies 4 years ago and have found a need in our community. Our goal is to loan this equipment to individuals who do not have insurance or cannot afford to purchase the equipment. As the need continues to grow, our medical loan closet continues to expand.


  • Service Area: Matanuska-Susitna Valley (Mat-Su Valley)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment and supplies
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals who do not have insurance or cannot afford to purchase the equipment
  • Other Details: No information on their website if they accept medical equipment donations. Secondary sources mention that they do. "For decades, Access Alaska, a nonprofit based in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood that advocates statewide for people with disabilities, has offered donated medical equipment regardless of ability to pay. ".
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    When equipment is donated, we inspect for repairs and sanitize prior to loaning the equipment out.
  2. 2
    We loan to anyone who needs to borrow the equipment for as long as needed. There is no charge, only a promise to return the equipment when no longer needed.

Program Description:

An average of 1200 Valley individuals and families are supported annually with medical equipment, household and clothing expenses. turn-A-leaf’s merchandise and medical equipment loan programs have been supporting Valley individuals and families at no cost for over 60 years.


  • Service Area: Matanuska-Susitna Valley (Mat-Su Valley)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Cane,
  2. 2
    Crutches,
  3. 3
    Wheelchair,
  4. 4
    Walker,
  5. 5
    Shower Seat,
  6. 6
    Commode,
  7. 7
    Knee Walker,
  8. 8
    Transfer Bench,
  9. 9
    Other.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Valley residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The borrower or user must be a resident of the Mat-Su Valley. 
  2. 2
    The maximum loan time is six months from the original loan date.
  3. 3
    The medical equipment must not leave the state of Alaska.
  4. 4
    All medical equipment can be returned within 30 days of the scheduled return date.
  5. 5
    Return times are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  6. 6
    The medical equipment must only be used for its intended purpose.
  7. 7
    Please return the medical equipment clean after you have used it.
  8. 8
    Any damage to the medical equipment will be paid by the borrower/user.
  9. 9
    All loaned medical equipment remains the property of Valley Charities, Inc.
  10. 10
    They also accept donations of gently used items. They do not accept Electronic Medical Equipment (Liability issues; please take to Access Alaska located on Check St. off the Knik Goose-Bay road).
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Program Description:

Hospice & Home Care of Juneau (HHCJ) provides skilled nursing to home bound individuals who are recovering and end-of-life care to patients in the comfort of their own home.

It has an extensive loan closet of medical equipment which can be provided to individuals for temporary use such as: walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, transfer benches, shower chairs, and commodes.


  • Service Area: Juneau
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Walkers,
  2. 2
    Crutches,
  3. 3
    Wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    transfer benches,
  5. 5
    Shower chairs, and
  6. 6
    Commodes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    HHCJ welcomes donations of medical equipment in good or new condition.
  2. 2
    Please contact us before bringing items in as we are not able to accept some items.
  3. 3
    Services include equipment loans (e.g., wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, bath benches, bedside commodes, canes) free of charge to anyone in need, a variety of bereavement services, and volunteer services (e.g., companionship, caregiver respite, therapeutic massage, delivered meals, construction tasks, errands, recording of life histories and more).
  • Sources:

Program Description:

ACCA is a non-profit agency that has served the Fairbanks community since 1946. It began with a grassroots community effort to assist people needing orthopedic referrals and equipment as well as speech therapy.

The agency was known as ‘Alaska Crippled Children and Adults’ and was associated with the Easter Seals Society. In 1998, the agency adopted a new name, ‘Alaska Center for Children and Adults’.
Adaptive mobility equipment is available for loan to community members.


  • Service Area: Fairbanks community
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchair;
  2. 2
    Bariatric Wheelchair;
  3. 3
    Walker;
  4. 4
    Knee Walker;
  5. 5
    Crutches;
  6. 6
    Canes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people needing orthopedic referrals and equipment
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    A deposit is required, but is refundable if equipment is returned within 3 months. After 3 months, the deposit will become a donation to ACCA. Deposit amount:
    1. Wheelchair: $60;
    2. Bariatric Wheelchair: $75;
    3. Walker: $25;
    4. Knee Walker: $40;
    5. Crutches: $10;
    6. Canes: $10.

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    All equipment rentals include a $5, non-refundable cleaning fee.
  3. 3
    The loan closet is supported through donations of equipment by community members, as well as those who choose to donate their deposit after borrowing equipment.
  4. 4
    For information on how to donate call 456-4003.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

ATLA is a public non-profit 501(c)3 agency which provides assistive technology solutions for Alaskans with disabilities. 

Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is the only private non-profit, statewide, comprehensive, resource center serving Alaskans of any age to make informed decisions about AT that best meets their needs at work, school, home or just in life!

Lightly used equipment that has been donated to ATLA and can now be used by another person through their ReUse Program.


  • Service Area: Alaska
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology (AT) Tech & Tools
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Alaskans in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Donate Unwanted Tech & Tools
    Step 1: Drop off lightly used AT to ATLA.
    Step 2: ATLA will determine if devices meet quality standards.
    Step 3: Devices cleaned and refurbished.
    Step 4: Your donation is then given to an Alaskan in need.
  2. 2
    Alaska's Assistive Technology (AT) program - the majority of services are delivered through DVR’s contractor, the non-profit agency, "Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA).
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Program Description:

ATLA is a public non-profit 501(c)3 agency which provides assistive technology solutions for Alaskans with disabilities. 

Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is the only private non-profit, statewide, comprehensive, resource center serving Alaskans of any age to make informed decisions about AT that best meets their needs at work, school, home or just in life!

TechAbility grant funding was supported by the Alaska Mental Health Trust and provided by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (Grant No. C12-038-20001). It provides free lifetime equipment loans for qualified Alaskans.


  • Service Area: Alaska
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology (AT) equipment in the following areas of need included in TechAbility:
  1. 1
    Communication;
  2. 2
    Computer Access;
  3. 3
    Daily Living;
  4. 4
    Environmental Adaptations;
  5. 5
    Hearing;
  6. 6
    Mobility, Seating, & Positioning;
  7. 7
    Recreation, Sports, & Leisure;
  8. 8
    Vision.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Alaskans with disabilities who are Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Meet with an ATLA specialist for a brief consultation to help determine qualifications and appropriate assistive technology from TechAbility devices’ inventory. Equipment will be provided to the beneficiary at no cost. Assistance will ensure you have the opportunity to implement the equipment and successfully enhance your quality of life.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

ATLA is a public non-profit 501(c)3 agency which provides assistive technology solutions for Alaskans with disabilities. 

Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is the only private non-profit, statewide, comprehensive, resource center serving Alaskans of any age to make informed decisions about AT that best meets their needs at work, school, home or just in life!

This program provides a wide range of hardware, software and applications to suit the varying communications technology needs of people who have hearing and vision loss at no cost to qualified applicants.


  • Service Area: Alaska
  • Type of Medical Equipment: hardware, software and applications to suit the varying communications technology needs of people who have hearing and vision loss
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Significant Hearing and Vision Loss OR Deaf and Blind
    Annual income 400% above federal poverty level
    Be an Alaskan resident
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Examples include products that are available to the general public and may be accessible to people with hearing and vision loss or products that are adaptable through the use of specialized equipment, such as screen enlargement software, screen readers or braille displays.
  • Sources:

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