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Free Medical Equipment in Illinois

By Maurice

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

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

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


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Map of Free Medical Equipment in Illinois


List of Free Medical Equipment in Illinois

Program Description:

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter provides exceptional care services, the latest resources and information, and premier programming for Persons Living with ALS, their families and caregivers. 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

We are proud to currently serve the Chicagoland area, Northern and Central Illinois, and part of Northwest Indiana.

Equipment Lending Program has been established to provide access to the needed medical equipment either as a bridge while awaiting insurance approval and/or to those with no insurance coverage for the equipment being requested. The program includes items that aid with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as mobility aids, positioning devices, communication alternatives and other assistive devices.


  • Service Area: Greater Chicago area and surrounding suburbs, Rockford and Central IL
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Candidates for the program must:
    a) Have a diagnosis of ALS.
    b) Reside in the Chapter's coverage area- The Greater Chicago area and surrounding suburbs, Rockford and Central IL.
    c) Be registered with the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter.
    d) Have applied, or be in the application process, for coverage of equipment from their insurance, or have no insurance coverage for the requested item.
    e) All items are provided to individuals with ALS, free of charge.
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Program Description:

TKEN is one of the few organizations that fulfills its mission without paid positions. Donations provide the funding to make equipment functional for a child, insure the services we provide, and to help obtain volunteers to assist their cause.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

Since 2005, they have collected gently used equipment as well as donations for new equipment, and provided the pieces to children with special needs at no cost.


  • Service Area: Chicago and the suburbs
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Adaptive equipment:
  1. 1
    Strollers,
  2. 2
    Wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Bath and toilet systems,
  4. 4
    Crutches,
  5. 5
    Canes, and
  6. 6
    More.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children in need
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Due to the recent covid-19 outbreak we are postponing all equipment donations and request until further notice!
  2. 2
    Those interested in donating or receiving equipment must first fill out the form on the website.
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Program Description:

Founded in 1916, CHS provides services and programs for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DDBHH). 

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

Chicago Hearing Society is a demonstration site for the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC.) The staff at our Audiology Clinic in Lincon Park provides demonstrations of amplified telephones, which are available free of charge to qualified individuals.

Chicago Hearing Society has recently become a demonstration site for the FCC funded CaptionCall service. For a limited time, CaptionCall phones are available free of charge to qualified individuals: experiencing difficulty hearing on the phone is required.


  • Service Area: Illinois
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Amplified telephones,
  2. 2
    CaptionCall phones.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • qualifying Illinois residents who have a hearing loss or speech disability
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The basic requirements to receive an amplified phone are:
    a) Must be a legal resident of Illinois,
    b) Must have standard phone service in your residence or cell phones with Bluetooth technology,
    c) Must complete an application which is signed by a doctor or other certifier that you have a hearing loss or speech disability,
    d) Demonstration site, for the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation, of amplified or captioned (CapTel) telephones,
    e) Applications available; appointments recommended; walk-ins accepted,
    f) Free of charge to qualified individuals.
  2. 2
    Applications are available at Chicago Hearing Society, or you can download a PDF version here. Demonstrations of the amplified telephones are available on a walk-in basis from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday; appointments are encouraged. To request a demonstration at a senior living center, church, school or other venue, please email AskCHS@anixter.org.
  3. 3
    Demonstrations of the CaptionCall phone are available during the same hours as the ITAC amplified telephone demonstrations.
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Program Description:

UCP Seguin provides life skills training, assistive technology, meaningful employment and a place to call home for people with disabilities. 

They place and support them in community jobs throughout the Greater Chicago area, including in their own social enterprises Seguin Auto Center and Seguin Garden and Gifts.

The Durable Medical Equipment program welcomes donations of equipment in clean, working condition. Through UCP Seguin’s Durable Medical Equipment program, people with temporary or permanent disabilities can secure durable medical equipment free of charge. Nearly 3,204 pieces of durable medical equipment have been given to people who otherwise could not afford them.


  • Service Area: Greater Chicago area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Hospital beds,
  2. 2
    Motorized and manual wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Pediatric therapy equipment,
  4. 4
    Canes and
  5. 5
    Walkers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    For more information, contact: Matina Travis, 708.444.8460 x 230.
  2. 2
    Infinitec is the assistive technology program of UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago. Infinitec provides information about assistive technology as well as training, equipment, and access to specialists and resources, including a searchable app database and equipment services including discount purchase programs. Their website is for Infinitec Member Agencies.
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Program Description:

The Senior Care Volunteer Network is a not-for-profit that serves all seniors, age 60 and over, who live in McHenry County or Sun City Huntley through their programs. 

SCVN runs the largest medical equipment loan closet in McHenry County. Items are donated and then recycled back out to those in need.


  • Service Area: McHenry County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Rolling walkers,
  4. 4
    Bedside commodes (disposable buckets or shields are not accepted, but they are available upon loan with a donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of the item),
  5. 5
    Shower chairs or benches,
  6. 6
    Transport chairs,
  7. 7
    Bed rails,
  8. 8
    Canes, quad canes, and sometimes hurri-canes,
  9. 9
    Knee walkers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • anyone
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    As of June 1, 2020, the SCVN Office and Loan Closet will be open to the public by appointment only. Please contact their office at 815-455-3120 to request an equipment reservation and to schedule a pickup appointment at the office during their open hours.
  2. 2
    They will accept donations and returns on their new dedicated return days. Please check their event calendar for the next equipment drop off dates.
  3. 3
    They ask that all donations are cleaned, sanitized and good or better condition. There is no time limit for use, but we respectfully ask that when the item is no longer needed, the borrower returns the item/s back to SCVN in the same condition it was borrowed.
  4. 4
    Equipment loans include only items that can be cleaned, sanitized and easily maintained. They do not loan equipment that requires electricity or batteries to operate.
  5. 5
    They do not have, nor take donations for- hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters, or other mechanical items. if you have an item that SCVN do not take, or are in need of one, contact them and they can try to connect you to those resources.
  6. 6
    All equipment will need to be picked up at one of SCVN locations (Crystal Lake or McHenry Township) as delivery or pick up of equipment is not a service our volunteers provide.
  7. 7
    Senior Care Volunteer Network does not charge for medical equipment loans but donations are gratefully accepted.
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Program Description:

Devices 4 the Disabled (D4D) collects and redistributes used Durable Medical Equipment to those in need in the Chicago area. 

They refurbish used medical equipment that otherwise would end up in landfills and they provide it for free to those who need it most: those without insurance, who are underinsured or lack the finances to purchase the equipment they desperately need.


  • Service Area: Chicago area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Crutches, walkers,
  2. 2
    Wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Lifts,
  4. 4
    Rehab chairs,
  5. 5
    Power wheelchairs,
  6. 6
    Scooters, and
  7. 7
    Hospital beds.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • persons who are uninsured, underinsured or who don't have the financial means
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    D4D accepts crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and patient lifts. We also accept rehab chairs, power wheelchairs, scooters, and hospital beds.
  2. 2
    They do not accept items such as incontinence clothing, oxygen equipment, syringes, or bandages and large items such as van lifts, porch lifts, and stair lifts for inside a home.
  3. 3
    D4D also routinely has the following pieces of equipment available:
    a) Hydraulic mechanical transfer lift,
    b) Power mechanical transfer lift,
    c) Sling for transfer lift,
    d) Standard manual wheelchair,
    e) Recliner manual wheelchair,
    f) Complex lightweight wheelchair,
    g) Power wheelchair without tilt or recline,
    h) Raised toilet seat,
    i) Raised toilet seat with arms,
    j) Commode over toilet,
    k) Non-adjustable shower chair,
    l) Tilt and recline shower chair,
    m) Bath bench,
    n) Commode shower chair,
    o) Hospital bed,
    p) Standard mattress for hospital bed,
    q) Gel mattress for hospital bed.
  4. 4
    Their pick-up location is the Ed Kane Center in Chicago.
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Program Description:

Established in 2016, Riddick's Ride Foundation strives on educating the public and enriching the lives of those living with rare and/or complex medical conditions.

Riddick's Ride Foundation's Lending Garage provides families of individuals with complex medical needs the opportunity to borrow durable medical equipment as well as medical supplies FREE of charge.


  • Service Area: Island Lake area
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Durable medical equipment as well as medical supplies 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • families of individuals with complex medical needs
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Those interested in donating durable medical equipment or medical supplies, please contact us.
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Program Description:

Since its inception in 2005, our Hear Again™ program has played a critical role in our efforts to help people hear. 

What started with a storage cabinet of miscellaneous cochlear implant equipment in a corner of our founder’s basement has evolved into a highly organized, digitally cataloged inventory bank at our foundation’s headquarters.

How it works:

  1. 1
    People from all over donate used but not abused cochlear implant equipment like processors, cables, cords, batteries, and accessories.
  2. 2
    The program director and CIAF® team sanitize and refurbish equipment.
  3. 3
    Donated equipment is then processed digitally into our cochlear implant inventory bank.

  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Gently used cochlear implant equipment like:
  1. 1
    Processors,
  2. 2
    Cables,
  3. 3
    Cords,
  4. 4
    Batteries, and
  5. 5
    Accessories, including discontinued models.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Donations of Cochlear Implant equipment to the Hear Again™ program are simple to make! No need to contact CIAF® ahead of time. To donate simply send your donations:
    CIAF
    Attention: Donations
    830 South Grand Avenue West
    Springfield IL 62704
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Program Description:

The Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide Illinoisans of all ages with disabilities and health conditions

greater access to assistive technology devices and services so that they may enhance their independence and participation in all aspects of life. To achieve this, they offer numerous assistive technology programs and services to learn about and try AT devices, financial loans to purchase AT, training, technical assistance, and a variety of contracted services including professional AT evaluations.

IATP provides services to help ensure assistive technology in good working condition can be reused and benefit an individual in need. We provide a Reuse program of new and gently used equipment at no cost and an AT Exchange program that helps facilitate an exchange of equipment between private individual buyers and sellers.

IATP’s Reuse Program provides assistive technology and durable medical equipment at no cost to people of all ages with disabilities who can’t afford to purchase new.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  1. 1
    Mobility, seating, and positioning (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, gait trainers, etc.);
  2. 2
    Daily living devices including personal care;
  3. 3
    Vision;
  4. 4
    Hearing;
  5. 5
    Communication devices;
  6. 6
    Computer and related hardware and software;
  7. 7
    Home adaptations;
  8. 8
    Vehicle modifications and accessories;
  9. 9
    Recreation, sports, and leisure.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The recipient may keep the equipment for as long as needed. When it is no longer being used, they ask that it be returned so that others in need may also benefit from the program.
  2. 2
    Their inventory changes very quickly and therefore they do not maintain an on-line listing. Please contact them directly for assistance with your Reuse needs.
  3. 3
    The need for equipment far exceeds the available inventory. New items are added to the Reuse program inventory through private individual cash donations and through financial support from other agencies and organizations.
    Please consider donating gently used equipment that is no longer beneficial to the user. Equipment donations are assessed for safety, function, cleaned, sanitized, and redistributed to Illinoisans in need who cannot afford to purchase new equipment. Call in advance to ensure that a staff member is available. Our COVID-19 protocols include arranging for a no-contact exchange. Prior to dropping off equipment, we ask that you clean and disinfect it to the best of your ability. Donation letters will be provided to donors upon request.
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Program Description:

The Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide Illinoisans of all ages with disabilities and health conditions

greater access to assistive technology devices and services so that they may enhance their independence and participation in all aspects of life. To achieve this, they offer numerous assistive technology programs and services to learn about and try AT devices, financial loans to purchase AT, training, technical assistance, and a variety of contracted services including professional AT evaluations.

The AT Exchange program helps facilitate an exchange of equipment between private individual buyers and sellers. The purpose of the AT classifieds is to allow individuals the ability to view and post gently used Assistive Technology for sale, free or needed.


  • Service Area: Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  1. 1
    Mobility, seating, and positioning (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, gait trainers, etc.);
  2. 2
    Daily living devices including personal care;
  3. 3
    Vision;
  4. 4
    Hearing;
  5. 5
    Communication devices;
  6. 6
    Computer and related hardware and software;
  7. 7
    Home adaptations;
  8. 8
    Vehicle modifications and accessories;
  9. 9
    Recreation, sports, and leisure.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (database)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Those interested must register for an account to be able to request / post Classified Items.
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Program Description:

The LIFE Center for Independent Living serves people of all ages and all kinds of disabilities and their families and friends who reside in DeWitt, Ford, Livingston and McLean Counties. 

Services are available regardless of type of disability, sex, gender identity, income, ethnicity, or citizenship status.
Durable Medical Equipment Loan: We loan certain durable medical equipment free of charge for up to 90 days.


  • Service Area: DeWitt, Ford, Livingston and McLean Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes 
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis; you can call ahead to reserve equipment for same-day pickup.
  2. 2
    The majority of the equipment available for loan is donated to the Center. Below is a list of equipment that we will accept as donations and hopefully have available for loan when you need it.
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Program Description:


  • Service Area: Illinois
  • Type of Medical Equipment: FREE Amplified Phones 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: Eligibility:
  1. 1
    Resident of Illinois,
  2. 2
    Proof of Landline AND/OR Cellular Phone Service (Pre-paid cell phones ARE eligible),
  3. 3
    Application signed by medical professional that applicant is unable to use a standard phone.
    You can qualify for both types of equipment.
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Program Description:

Options Center for Independent Living (Options CIL) is a non-residential, not-for-profit, community-based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities. 

Our primary service area includes Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
Options provides free equipment loans to individuals with disabilities. Items are donated, and vary at any point in time. Typical items requested include wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, canes, bed rails, and other reusable medical equipment.


  • Service Area: Kankakee and Iroquois counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please note we do not accept any donations of items that may have been in contact with bodily fluids including toilet seat risers, or both chairs.
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Program Description:

Heart to Heart is a ministry grown at St. Gertrude that serves some of our most vulnerable residents in Edgewater—our senior citizens. Staffed by director Jane Callahan-Moore, the outreach program's

mission is to help seniors who need minimal assistance to enable them to remain independent in their home.
Heart to Heart offers a medical lending closet. Items available include walkers, with and without wheels, crutches, wheelchairs, and portable commodes.


  • Service Area: Edgewater (neighborhood of Chicago)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • senior citizens
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please call to schedule an appointment with the staff, particularly if you need to get or drop off durable medical equipment from the Lending Closet. Do not drop off these items at the Rectory.
  2. 2
    Donations of medical equipment in good condition are also accepted. The Lending Closet will now accept UNOPENED PACKAGES of medical supplies such as gloves, gauze bandages, alcohol wipes, bed pads, adult briefs, Q-tips, and disposable wash clothes. Please call Jane Callahan-Moore at the above number with details and to set up a time to drop them off.
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Program Description:

The Addison Fire District H.E.L.P. program collects, cleans and repairs used medical equipment for short-term loan to those in need. 

Re-using the equipment creates savings not only for the individuals, but also for the environment.


  • Service Area: the Village of Addison and the unincorporated areas surrounding the Village
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Walkers of all types,
  2. 2
    Crutches,
  3. 3
    Reachers,
  4. 4
    Tub benches,
  5. 5
    Canes,
  6. 6
    Wheelchairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • anyone in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The Addison Fire District does not purchase new equipment. We rely on people no longer needing their equipment to donate it. Then our volunteers or staff help repair and sanitize the equipment. The equipment is loaned and once a patient no longer needs, the individual returns it.
  2. 2
    How to borrow medical equipment from the Addison Fire District H.E.L.P:
    a) Determine what you need, including size, special features, etc.
    b) Talk to your doctor or therapist if you have questions on specific needs.
    c) Call the number below to inquire about equipment availability and to arrange a time to pick up the equipment. Phone: 630-628-3100 during business hours, M-F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    3. Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States.
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Program Description:

Durable medical equipment, such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, commodes, crutches and portable bath and toilet rails may be obtained at no charge from the Arlington Heights Nurses Club Lending Closet. 

Loans are made available to all Arlington Heights residents.


  • Service Area: Arlington Heights
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: all Arlington Heights residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The closet is open: 10 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  2. 2
    The telephone number is 847.797.5315.
  3. 3
    Check if they accept donations now. "Please note that the Lending Closet is not able to accept any donations at this time."
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Program Description:

Since 1984, Bacoa has been the Barrington area's primary resource helping adults, families, and caregivers seek information and support on issues involving aging. 

Their focus is primarily in Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park and Tower Lakes. They also serve families and caregivers from outside the area who request information on local services for a friend or family member.

Bacoa’s no-cost lending closet can help. While availability varies, we can provide walkers with wheels and seats, wheelchairs, transport wheelchairs, commodes, canes, shower benches, tub grab bars, crutches, and other items.


  • Service Area: Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park and Tower Lakes
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Call us at (847) 381-5030 to make arrangements. Items can be picked up at the Bacoa offices, 6000 Garlands Lane, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
  2. 2
    No information about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
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Program Description:

PTC lends, on a short-term basis, a variety of durable medical equipment. This FREE service is available to all PTC members and, residents of Deerfield, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, and Lincolnshire. 

Items such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes, bath benches, grabber sticks, etc. are generally available. Please call prior to your visit to ensure our current inventory meets your need. We also accept your donation of clean, gently used equipment. Closet hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.


  • Service Area: Deerfield, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, and Lincolnshire
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • all PTC members and, residents of Deerfield, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, and Lincolnshire
  • Other Details:  
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Program Description:

The Frisbie Senior Center gladly accepts donations of gently used medical equipment that can be in-cluded in the Medical Closet’s inventory. They lend medical equipment for a small lending fee.


  • Service Area: Des Plaines
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Renting fees:
    a) Wheelchairs - $25 per month, $8 per week;
    b) All Other Items - $15 per month, $5 per week.
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Program Description:

The Ela Township Community Family Services department has a lending closet full of gently used medical equipment and various handicapped aids such as wheel chairs, walkers, seated walkers, crutches, canes, and much more that are available for loan free of charge. 

All equipment is sanitized before and after each use. Donations of gently used cleaned and sanitized medical equipment is greatly appreciated.


  • Service Area: Ela Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Ela Township resident in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please call Taylor, our Administrative Coordinator at (847)540-8380 for more information.
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Program Description:

The Sheila Ray Adult Center manages a Lending Closet of medical equipment available to Elk Grove Village residents.


  • Service Area: Elk Grove Village
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Grabbers,
  2. 2
    Canes,
  3. 3
    Wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    and Walkers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Elk Grove Village residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    If you or someone you know are in need of any equipment, call ahead to 847-228-3614 and make sure we have what you need.
  2. 2
    They no longer carry raised toilet seats or commodes.
  3. 3
    Upon returning equipment, a donation is appreciated for repairs and/or replacement of equipment.
  4. 4
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.

Program Description:

Senior Resource Foundation's mission is to advance North Shore community 

awareness of senior needs and encourage volunteer service to strengthen overall community ties and partnerships, ultimately enhancing seniors' quality of life. They have medical equipment to borrow at no cost, but there is a deposit fee which will be refunded upon returning all equipment in good condition.


  • Service Area: North Shore
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    There is a $25.00 deposit for wheelchairs and $5.00 for all other equipment. The deposit will be refunded upon returning all equipment in good condition.
  2. 2
    The equipment can be borrowed for up to three months. The contract can be extended if other equipment is available. Call and make arrangements about extending any contracts.
  3. 3
    If you wish to donate any medical equipment in good condition, please call the office to make arrangements for pick-up. Donations are always welcomed and gratefully accepted!
  4. 4
    If you would like to borrow any of our medical equipment, call first at (847) 644-1779 to make arrangements.
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Program Description:

Evergreen Park's Medical Loan Closet offers gently used canes, walkers, commodes, shower benches & wheelchairs for short term use (nominal fee requested). 

If you have gently used medical equipment you want to donate give us a call at 708-422-8776.


  • Service Area: Evergreen Park
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Donation requested for loans.
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Program Description:

Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides short-term medical equipment loans for wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes, shower benches and tub transfer benches for three months time. 

This health equipment loan program is available free of charge to anyone in the Fox Valley community, regardless of whether or not you are one of our clients.


  • Service Area: Fox Valley
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Fox Valley community
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To ensure availability of equipment for personal use or place a hold on an item – call Fox Valley Hands of Hope at 630-232-2233.
  2. 2
    We also accept donations of gently used equipment, in good condition. Please call if you have items you would like to donate so we can determine if we have the capacity. 
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Program Description:

The Village's Medical Equipment Pantry has walkers, wheel chairs, canes, quad canes, crutches, commodes, other bathroom equipment and more! All may be borrowed FREE of charge to residents.


  • Service Area: Village of Glendale Heights
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    For further information or if you are interested in making a donation, please call the Senior Center at 630.260.6050.
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Program Description:

Glenview seniors are able to borrow equipment for three months at no charge. Assistive devices available for loan, up to three (3) months, to seniors. 

Items that are available are canes, walkers, crutches, bath benches, bath chairs, transfer benches, raised toilets, seats with arms, commodes and wheelchairs
Donations of equipment are also accepted. Call first to determine availability.


  • Service Area: Village of Glenview
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Glenview seniors
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Call (847) 904-4366 for availability and to reserve your Loan Closet items.
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Program Description:

The Loan Closet is available to Highland Park residents and Senior Center members. Equipment available includes 

canes, crutches, raised toilet seats, portable commodes, shower seats/benches, walkers, and wheelchairs. Items are available on loan at no charge, for an unlimited length of time.


  • Service Area: Highland Park
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Highland Park residents and Senior Center members
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
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Program Description:


  • Service Area: Lansing area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • area residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    It provides free medical equipment according to secondary sources.
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Program Description:

Senior Care Volunteer Network Of McHenry County (formally Faith in Action of McHenry County) accepts good quality durable medical equipment. 

The equipment is then made available to the senior community at no-cost and for as long as needed.
McHenry Township is a satellite Supply Closet for the Durable Medical Equipment Program. Local seniors can pick up medical equipment rentals here.


  • Service Area: McHenry Township and McHenry County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • senior community
  • Other Details:  
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Program Description:

One of the services the Village of Morton Grove is pleased to offer our residents is the Lending Closet Program. The Lending Closet contains health care equipment which we loan out on a first come/first serve basis.


  • Service Area: Village of Morton Grove
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Morton Grove residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
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Program Description:

The Village of Mount Prospect administers the Nurses Lending Closet. The program provides medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes and bath seats to residents on a temporary basis. 

This enables any resident, who has a medical problem that requires special equipment, to borrow equipment for up to three months free of charge.


  • Service Area: Village of Mount Prospect
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Not at this time
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The lending closet is in the Mount Prospect Human Services Department located in Village Hall, 50 South Emerson Street, on the 2nd floor. Call 847-870-5680 and we can tell you if the item is available.
  2. 2
    Due to the tremendous generosity of many people, our lending closet is full and we are unable to accept donations of medical equipment at this time.
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Program Description:

The Medical Loan Closet is a Township-provided service that provides medical equipment for a 90-day period at no cost. Naperville Township collects donations from the community and operates a medical loan closet for township residents. 

Residents may borrow medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, tub transfer benches, shower chairs, and commodes. Equipment is loaned free of charge for a period of three months, and may be renewed once.


  • Service Area: Naperville Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Canes,
  4. 4
    Crutches,
  5. 5
    Tub transfer benches,
  6. 6
    Commodes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • township residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
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Program Description:

As a community service, the Northbrook Park District lends free medical equipment to Northbrook residents and Senior Center members.


  • Service Area: Northbrook
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Northbrook residents and Senior Center members
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The only charge is a refundable deposit of $25.
  2. 2
    Call 847-291-2995 for more information or to schedule a time to pick up equipment. The Lending Closet is located within the Leisure Center at 3323 Walters Avenue.
  3. 3
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
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Program Description:

The Township loans out medical equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, bedside commodes and shower chairs free of charge for as long as the equipment is needed. 

We also invite donations of gently used medical equipment.


  • Service Area: Oak Park Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    For more information on the availability of specific items or to place a request, contact Oak Park Township Reception at (708) 383-8005.

Program Description:

Orland Township’s Nurses’ Closet provides residents with medical equipment at no cost for a 60-day period. The Nurses’ Closet would not be possible without the generosity of all who donate items.


  • Service Area: Orland Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Due to space limitations and infectious disease control requirements, we can only accept the following equipment: walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, unopened disposable pads and adult incontinence products. To donate or utilize, please call (708) 403-4222.

Program Description:

The Nurses Lending Closet, organized by the Palatine Nurses Club, loans home healthcare equipment free of charge to residents of Palatine Township for a period

of 3-6 months with a possible extension. Items available for loan include: wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bath chairs, crutches, canes and other small items.


  • Service Area: Palatine
  • 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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Program Description:

The Health Department also offers a medical equipment loan closet where gently used medical equipment is donated to the village, sanitized and loaned out to 

residents who are in need but unable to purchase the items. This program is offered at no cost and with no limitations on the length of time to borrow the items.


  • Service Area: Park Forest
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    For further details please contact:
    Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
    Margaret Lewis, Community Health Coordinator
    350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
    Office: 708-283-5663 / Cell Phone: 708-825-5205
    Email: mlewis@vopf.com
  2. 2
    Details found in an older document - 2013.
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Program Description:

The Medical Lending Closet is a service ministry of Park Ridge Community Church. Staffed solely by volunteers, the Closet provides a loan of medical equipment on a short-term, no fee basis to anyone in need in the greater community.

Some of the popular items available for loan: walkers, wheelchairs, bath chairs, raised toilet seats, crutches, transfer benches, sock aids, grabbers, deluxe walkers, commodes and more.
Equipment is loaned for up to three months (with the possibility of an extension). Loans are not meant to be permanent arrangements.


  • Service Area: Park Ridge
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Not at this time
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    We are currently NOT accepting any new donations.
  2. 2
    The Medical Lending Closet is located in the lower level of the church. Please call ahead so we can make sure we have the item you need. An appointment is not required. The Lending Closet office number is 847-823-3164, extension 20.

Program Description:

Residents may borrow an item up to three months at no cost to them.


  • Service Area: Plainfield Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • residency within Plainfield Township
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Residents wishing to donate a gently used item are welcome to call and check to see if we are in need. While we try to accept all donations, due to space limitations, it isn’t always possible.

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Prospect Heights
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Prospect Heights residents only
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Free according to Elderwerks.org - there is a $25 cash refundable deposit.
  2. 2
    No information found about accepting medical equipment donations. Check with them.

Program Description:

Nurse’s Closet: This service offers short-term loan of durable medical equipment including walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, bath benches and commodes. Donations of equipment are welcome as well.


  • Service Area: Riverside Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Free according to Elderwerks.org.
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Program Description:

The Rolling Meadows Senior Center has a medical equipment lending closet that includes: walkers, hemi-walkers, wheelchairs, transport chairs, canes, and crutches. 

The service is open to all Rolling Meadows Residents and Senior Center Members. There is no age requirement or fee, monetary donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.


  • Service Area: Rolling Meadows
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • all Rolling Meadows Residents and Senior Center Members
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Equipment is loaned for up to 3 months. An extension can sometimes be accommodated, if inventory permits.
  2. 2
    Certain equipment donations are accepted, please call ahead to check if we are taking the items you are looking to donate.
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Program Description:

In addition to offering a medical equipment lending program, the Nursing and Senior Services Division now offers a limited stock of medical equipment for donation to residents of Schaumburg and Schaumburg Township. 

The program is first come, first serve and you will be asked to sign a waiver form in order to take possession of any items.
The Nursing Division accepts donations of medical equipment that is clean and in good working order. Currently accepted items include seat risers, transfer benches, and bathtub seats.


  • Service Area: Schaumburg and Schaumburg Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • residents of Schaumburg and Schaumburg Township
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To find out what items are currently available for donation, please call the Nursing Division at 847-923-3766.
  2. 2
    The Village of Schaumburg loans out medical equipment to Schaumburg Township residents for 90 days. A security deposit is required for each item - CASH ONLY. No credit cards accepted.
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Program Description:

The Health and Human Services’ Lending Closet program provides Skokie residents access to various medical assistive devices for free on a loan basis for a period of 24 hours to 180 days.


  • Service Area: Skokie
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Skokie residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To donate a medical assistive device, please
    contact the Health and Human Services Department at 847-933-8252 or email info@skokie.org.
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Program Description:

The purpose of the Durable Medical Equipment Lending Closet is to allow individuals who reside in Troy Township with a temporary or permanent disability to borrow Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for a period not to exceed 90 days. 

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, knee skooters, and crutches are available; other equipment may be available as donations are received. DME is available at no cost to township residents.


  • Service Area: Troy Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Troy Township residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    If you would like to borrow DME or would like to donate DME, please call Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1963.
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Program Description:

Vernon Township has medical equipment to lend including walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs (require a $50 deposit), toilet risers, shower chairs and more. 

Donations of clean, gently used equipment are also appreciated.


  • Service Area: Vernon Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Troy Township residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The Lending Closet is located at:
    Vernon Township Administration Building
    3050 North Main Street
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.
  2. 2
    For wheelchairs they require a $50 deposit.
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Program Description:

Donated medical equipment is available to Warren Township residents of any age on loan for up to two months on a first come basis. Walkers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, bath benches, canes, crutches, grabbers, are often in our closet.


  • Service Area: Warren Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Warren Township residents
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please come to the Senior Office to check them out.
  2. 2
    Please call 847-244-1101 ext. *501 for more information.
  3. 3
    Free according to Elderwerks.org. No price info found on their website.
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Program Description:

Convalescent supplies are available for rent on a short term basis.
If you would like to rent an item, or if you have any items you would like to donate, please contact the Senior Center at 630-231-7155.


  • Service Area: Wayne Township
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Warren Township residents