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Free Medical Equipment in Florida

By Maurice

If you’re looking for free medical equipment for seniors in Florida, you’re in the right place!This page is a complete resource for free medical equipment for the elderly in the state of Florida.Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Florida

List of Free Medical Equipment in Florida

Easterseals Northeast Central Florida – Equipment Loan Closet

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Northeast Central Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Other Details:  
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ALS Association Florida Chapter – Medical Equipment Loan Program

Program Description:

Established in 1985, The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. 

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By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.Their Equipment Loan Program offers loaner equipment individuals with a verified diagnosis of ALS.

  • Service Area:Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive technology and medical equipment
  1. 1Power Wheel Chairs;
  2. 2Manual Wheel Chairs;
  3. 3Transport Chairs;
  4. 4Rollators;
  5. 5Ramps;
  6. 6Walkers;
  7. 7Air Mattresses;
  8. 8Tray Tables;
  9. 9Portable Scooters;
  10. 10Roho Cushions;
  11. 11Transfer Boards;
  12. 12Fully Electric Hoyer Lifts;
  13. 13Fully Electric Hospital Beds;
  14. 14Lift Chairs With Vinyl Covers;
  15. 15Slings (must be machine washable);
  16. 16Toiletry Items (brand new in box);
  17. 17Communication devices: Talk To Me Technology Devices, Prentke Romich Company (PRC) Devices, LC Technology Devices, Forbes Rehab Services (FRS) Devices, Tobii Dynavox I, Series Devices (I-12, I-12+, I-15, & I-15+).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with ALS who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access the benefits of their insurance (while in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or hospice), or who are waiting for insurance approval
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The Florida Chapter collaborates with DME companies to provide their services to people living with ALS: Ability Medical and Numotion.
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Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) – Device Loans

Program Description:

FAAST, Inc is the State of Florida’s number one resource for assistive technology (AT). They provide AT Services such as information & assistance; AT training; AT demonstrations; AT device loans, and more, to Floridians from one of their locations around the state.

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FAAST has a device library with hundreds of devices to try out for a short period of time, at no cost. Through their device loan program, they allow those in need to try out the device at home, to get a feel for how it benefits them on a daily basis. Think of it as a “Try before you buy.”

  • Service Area:Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive technology and medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
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Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) – AT Reuse Program

Program Description:

FAAST, Inc is the State of Florida’s number one resource for assistive technology (AT). They provide AT Services such as information & assistance; AT training; AT demonstrations; AT device loans, and more, to Floridians from one of their locations around the state.

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The FAAST Reuse Program is a statewide network that currently consists of five Regional Reuse Centers (RRC). These reuse centers are in select Centers for Independent Living (CIL) around the state. FAAST provides funding to these centers for the purpose of Repairing, recycling, refurbishing, & Reassigning assistive technology (AT) to Floridians. They receive donated items in good condition to refurbish to then be assigned to individuals on an open-ended long-term basis.

  • Service Area:Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive technology and medical equipment, included in the following categories:
  1. 1Aids of daily living,
  2. 2Computers & peripherals,
  3. 3Personal care,
  4. 4Ambulation & positioning,
  5. 5Hearing,
  6. 6Recreation,
  7. 7Vision,
  8. 8Communication,
  9. 9Home adaptations,
  10. 10Scooters,
  11. 11Wheelchairs,
  12. 12Any tool to help.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1The equipment in the centers is typically acquired through donations from individuals who no longer need the equipment or from vendors and other providers. They receive donated items in good condition to refurbish to then be assigned to individuals on an open-ended long-term basis. If you would like to donate AT to FAAST Reuse, please contact FAAST or one of the Reuse Centers listed on our website.
  2. 2Through various vendors and service providers, the centers can repair AT such as walkers, wheelchairs, and other low-tech items. Tire and battery replacements on power chairs are common, as well as refurbishing worn out armrests and hand grips. These activities can be done for your equipment as well as equipment you donate.
  3. 3The equipment reassigned to Floridians are loaned to the individual free of charge, rather than through transferring ownership to not affect assets or benefits in any way. The individual can use the item as long as necessary to meet their need and it can be returned to the center when no longer needed so that it may be refurbished and sanitized for another person in need.
  4. 4Those interested should check the FAAST AT Exchange, an online classifieds system where FAAST centers list the assistive technology (AT) available for no or low cost. This exchange is available to all individuals who are looking for some form of AT.
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Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) – AT Exchange

Program Description:

FAAST, Inc is the State of Florida’s number one resource for assistive technology (AT). They provide AT Services such as information & assistance; AT training; AT demonstrations; AT device loans, and more, to Floridians from one of their locations around the state.

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The FAAST Assistive Technology Exchange is an online classifieds system that our centers list available assistive technology (AT) available for no or low cost. This exchange is available to all individuals who are looking for some form of AT.

  • Service Area:Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive technology and medical equipment, included in the following categories:
  1. 1Aids of daily living,
  2. 2Computers & peripherals,
  3. 3Personal care,
  4. 4Ambulation & positioning,
  5. 5Hearing,
  6. 6Recreation,
  7. 7Vision,
  8. 8Communication,
  9. 9Home adaptations,
  10. 10Scooters,
  11. 11Wheelchairs,
  12. 12Any tool to help.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:
  • Florida residents
  • Other Details: n/a
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CIL Jacksonville – BROOKS Temporary Loan Closet

Program Description:

CIL Jacksonville is a Center for Independent Living. Since 1978, CIL Jacksonville has empowered people with disabilities to live independent, self-empowered lives.

The BROOKS Temporary Loan Closet (TLC), provides durable medical equipment for free to residents in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. The TLC includes a selection of wheelchairs (manual and electric), walkers, canes, crutches, shower equipment, and other items which are available to be loaned out on a temporary basis. Both short and long-term loans are available.

  • Service Area:Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Wheelchairs (manual and electric),
  2. 2Walkers,
  3. 3Canes,
  4. 4Crutches,
  5. 5Shower equipment, and
  6. 6Other items.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:
  • residents in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1CIL Jacksonville accepts donations of medical equipment in clean and functional condition. CIL Jacksonville does not accept needles, medications, oxygen concentrators or tanks. Donations can be made during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM). Financial contributions can be made by visiting us online at CILJacksonville.org/Donate
  2. 2Equipment Request:a) Confirm your equipment is in stock (below) or by calling (904) 399-8484 ext. 325.b) Request equipment using the electronic request form. *Requests must be submitted by your medical provider.c) You will be contacted within 2 business days to confirm equipment availability and scheduled pickup appointment.
  3. 3Equipment Return:a) Equipment must be returned on or before the return date on your TLC Loan Agreement.b) Equipment must be returned in clean and functional condition.c) Please contact us to coordinate your return.
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“Hearing the Call” – Hearing Aid Donation Program

Program Description:

Hearing the Call – Southwest Florida provides access to quality and affordable hearing health care for qualified individuals in the Southwest Florida area. 

“Hearing the Call” is a nonprofit campaign bringing hope and healing to persons with hearing loss locally and globally. Through quality healthcare, we help people connect with family, education, and opportunities.Hearing Aid Donation Program collects used hearing aids for use in clinic, repair or credit.

  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • individuals in Southwest Florida
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Qualified participants will show proof of financial need, pay a small fee for their hearing devices and give back volunteer hours in their community as a way to say “Thank you” to the local companies, families and friends that are donating for their care.
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Seniors First – Stepping Stone Medical Equipment Bank

Program Description:

Seniors First assists frail seniors and disabled adults to perform essential tasks of daily living with the help of safety devices, mobility equipment and medical supplies.

Stepping Stone receives the majority of its inventory through the generosity of individuals who donate new and used medical equipment. Any adult with an impairment living in Orange, Osceola or Seminole Counties is eligible for this program. They distribute mobility equipment ( e.g. canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, power scooters), bathroom safety devices (e.g. commode chairs, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, transfer benches), and hospital beds and lifts.

  • Service Area:Orange, Osceola or Seminole Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  Hearing aids
  1. 1Mobility equipment ( e.g. Canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, power scooters),
  2. 2Bathroom safety devices (e.g. Commode chairs, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, transfer benches), and hospital beds and
  3. 3Lifts.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • qualifying individuals
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1The recieved medical equipment is then sanitized, refurbished, sold and, in the case of larger or more specialized items, delivered to clients’ homes. This is one of the only licensed, nonprofit programs providing refurbished, durable medical equipment in the state.
  2. 2Refurbished and new equipment is provided at no cost to qualifying individuals.
  3. 3Those with the ability to pay something, purchase refurbished equipment at below-resale cost on a sliding scale (see source 2 for prices).
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Center for Independent Living South Florida (CILSF) – Assistive Technology

Program Description:

The Center for Independent Living South Florida is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation registered with the IRS and State of Florida and a Center for Independent Living (CIL) as identified in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

They provide a variety of services to their peers in the disability community of Miami-Dade County.CILSF is able to donate a broad range of AT devices upon the completion of an Independent Living Plan.

  • Service Area:Miami-Dade County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  1. 1Mobility aids, such as walkers, canes, scooters, and wheelchairs,
  2. 2Visual aids, such as screen-reading software, magnifiers, and scanners,
  3. 3Listening aids, such as closed caption TVs and hearing aids,
  4. 4Household management aids, such as environmental control switches and remote controls,
  5. 5Personal care items, such as commodes and shower chairs,
  6. 6Communication aids,
  7. 7Information technology items, such as accessible keyboards and readers,
  8. 8And much more.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a
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Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF) – Durable Medical Equipment Closet

Program Description:

The CILNCF is a locally controlled, consumer driven, community based, non-residential, 501(C)3 private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. 

The CILNCF serves 16 counties in the North Central Florida region from two locations (Gainesville and Ocala).They provide the following durable medical equipment: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, scooters and sliding boards. Call 352-378-7474 for more information.

  • Service Area:North Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The Area and Population served by the CILNCF is very diverse. We provide all of our services at no cost to consumers residing within a 16 county region in North Central Florida that includes: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties.
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Ability1st – Access to Independence (ATI) program

Program Description:

Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides services to persons with varying disabilities. 

Ability1st serves six counties in North Florida’s Big Bend area counties.. The Ability1st Access to Independence (ATI) program is made up of four components vital to our mission. The most well-known component of our ATI program are the access builds (wheelchair ramps and half-steps).

The second component to the ATI program is loaning durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, transfer benches and shower chairs. These items are available tfree of charge or for a nominal fee based on income.

The Ability1st Mission to Mobility program is the third component of our ATI program. We work with a community partner to refurbish power chairs and recycle them back into the community to those in need.

The final component to the ATI program is providing disposable medical supplies such as disposable undergarments, bed pads, wipes, and sterile gloves.

  • Service Area:Leon, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Gadsden, and Jefferson counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, power chairs, transfer benches, hospital beds, shower chairs, canes, and telephones for the DEAF and hard of hearing population (as provided by Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc.)  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes, dependent on income
  • Audience served: People living with a disability; very low income population
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The success of the ATI program is due in no small part to the generosity of our community. We are grateful for the many donations of volunteer hours, medical equipment, disposables, liquid food, and monetary investments.

Suncoast Center for Independent Living (SCIL) – Durable Medical Equipment Loan

Program Description:

SCIL loans durable medical equipment on a long- or short-term basis to people with disabilities who lack the financial income or insurance to cover the cost of purchase from other sources.

  • Service Area:Sarasota and Manatee counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities who lack the financial income or insurance to cover the cost of purchase from other sources
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The success of the ATI program is due in no small part to the generosity of our community. We are grateful for the many donations of volunteer hours, medical equipment, disposables, liquid food, and monetary investments.Medical equipment donations recieved from other organizations according to their Facebook posts.
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Center for Independent Living of Broward – Online Loan Locker Donation Center

Program Description:

One of the many services that the Center offers is donating durable medical equipment to consumers in Broward County.

  • Service Area:Broward County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1For more information, or to donate used equipment in good working condition to us, please call Equipment Coordinator Norman Lee at 954-722-6400.
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Coalition for Independent Living Options – Adaptive Equipment Closet

Program Description:

Through adaptive equipment closet, CILO accepts donations and makes free loans of wheelchairs, walkers, bath/shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to adults and children with disabilities.

  • Service Area:Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:   
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • adults and children with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1All equipment loans are subject to availability.

Disability Achievement Center – Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP)

Program Description:

Disability Achievement Center is a center for independent living. The purpose of the Disability Achievement Center is to support the kinds of programs, services 

and activities which are designed specifically to assist people with disabilities in achieving and maintaining an independent lifestyle.Donations of equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers and Hoyer lifts etc. are made to the Center which they, in turn, give to individuals who cannot afford to pay for these items.

  • Service Area:Pasco and Pinellas counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  1. 1Power chairs,
  2. 2Manual wheelchairs,
  3. 3Battery chargers,
  4. 4Scooters,
  5. 5Walkers,
  6. 6Commode chairs,
  7. 7Hoyer lifts,
  8. 8Rollators,
  9. 9Transfer benches,
  10. 10Porch lifts,
  11. 11Shower chairs,
  12. 12Adaptive exercise equipment,
  13. 13Chair lifts for stairs,
  14. 14Portable ramps,
  15. 15Knee Walkers.  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The equipment is professionally cleaned, evaluated and eventually matched up to someone in need.
  2. 2Equipment available through the MERP is 100% dependent upon what has been donated to the Center.
  3. 3Please note they are not able to pickup power chairs or scooters at this time.
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Clinics Can Help

Program Description:

Clinics Can Help is a nonprofit agency based in Palm Beach County, Florida that collects used durable medical equipment so that it can be distributed to those who need it most.

We are proud to be Florida’s largest not-for-profit organization that recycles and re-uses medical equipment. We accept this equipment (and certain medical supplies) from those who no longer need it and pass it on at low- to no-cost to those who can really use it.

  • Service Area:Palm Beach County & South Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1For donations of large durable medical equipment (DME), such as power chairs, lifts and hospital beds, please contact us for free pickup. Smaller equipment and supplies may be dropped off at our physical location at 2560 Westgate Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.
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We Share of Central Florida – Medical Equipment

Program Description:

We Care of Lake County is grateful for all the support and donated equipment we’ve received thus far since our start. 

Our medical equipment charity in Central Florida accepts donations of durable medical equipment, which will be used to help needy patients recover, rehabilitate, and resume their life with independence.

We Share is our non-profit health care facility and is here to help these patients obtain the support they need for their condition. When available, we proudly provide free used medical equipment to adults and children who are recovering from hospitalization or living with chronic conditions.

  • Service Area:Central Florida
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1We are happy to accept donations of equipment, and we gratefully take nearly any type of equipment, so long as it is in good shape and serves its purpose. We also happily accept any medical supplies as long as they are unopened and unexpired.

Osto Group – Ostomy Material Donations

Program Description:

Osto Group is a not-for-profit organization that receives donations of unused ostomy products from all over the country and serves ostomates from all around the country.

  • Service Area:Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Unused ostomy products:
  1. 1Hollister Products – Wafers and Pouches – Skin barriers, cleansers and wipes, M – 9.
  2. 2Convatec Products – Wafers and Pouches – Please label with Manufacturers part number if they are out of their box if you can. Skin barriers, Eakin Seals and Stoma Paste.
  3. 3Coloplast Products – Wafers and Pouches – Urostomy Pouches.
  4. 4Nu Hope or any brand of ostomy product, tail closures, sponges, wipes, scissors, bandages, as long as these are packaged intact and in good condition. 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • ostomates from all around the country
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1The mailing address for supply donations is:Osto Group3500 45th StreetSuite #16AWest Palm Beach, FL 33407.
  2. 2Ostomy Products to the Uninsured. All you pay is shipping and handling. CAN’T FIND SOMETHING? DON’T GIVE UP! Call 877-678-6690, and we’ll help meet your need.
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Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida – FAAST Assistive Technology ProgramGulf Coast Regional Demonstrationand Recycle/Reuse Center

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Northwest Florida (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Floridians with disabilities, family members and service providers
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Gulf Coast Regional Center provides services to increase awareness, access, and acquisition of assistive technology for all Floridians. Regional centers are located in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Tampa.
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Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast (CILGC) – FAAST Durable Medical Equipment

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities, regardless of age, in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Their office is in Fort Myers.
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Centers for Independent Living Broward – Online Loan Locker Donation Center

Program Description:

To increase consumers’ independence and accessible access, we loan used durable medical equipment and consumer medical equipment in good condition at no charge. In partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation, CILB donates new wheelchairs to consumers in need.

  • Service Area:Broward county
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you or someone you know needs equipment, then contact the Equipment Loan Manager at (954) 722-6400.
  2. 2“For more information, or to donate used equipment in good working condition to us, please call Equipment Coordinator Norman Lee at 954-722-6400.” Facebook post July 2018
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The Manatee County Department of Public Safety – Medical Equipment Lending Closet

Program Description:

The Manatee County Department of Public Safety, Community Paramedicine Lending Library makes a wide variety of health and mobility equipment available to the community through free, no-time-limit loans of donated equipment. 

The program also distributes donated adult incontinence products to those who need them. This program depends on donations of used equipment, which we then sanitize and repair so we can give these items new purpose for those who need them.

  • Service Area:Manatee County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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Pamoja Global Missions – Pamoja DME Reuse Center

Program Description:

The Pamoja DME reuse center program offers donated new or used, medical equipment and supplies to those who lack the resources to acquire new equipment at very low fees.

The devices we collect assist seniors, people with disability and the uninsured to live independently,healthy,and productive lives, while relieving their financial burden.

  • Service Area:Loxahatchee
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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