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Free Medical Equipment in Maryland

By Maurice

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

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Maryland

List of Free Medical Equipment in Maryland

Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities – Assistive Technology Library Demonstration and Loan Program

Program Description:

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Assistive Technology Library Demonstration and Loan Program has a number of different AT products that are available for demonstration and 

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temporary loan so individuals can try the AT equipment to see if it meets the individual’s needs. The equipment on display for demonstrations and for loans is not for sale but staff will provide individuals with the opportunity to borrow and use the equipment to see if it meets the needs of the individual

  • Service Area:The Anne Arundel County
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Vision AT:
  1. 1Screen magnifiers,
  2. 2Screen readers,
  3. 3Reading systems,
  4. 4Braille embossers.

Hearing AT:

  1. 1Face-to-Face Communication Devices,
  2. 2Specialized alarms,
  3. 3Specialized software,
  4. 4Assistive Listening Devices.

Mobility AT:

  1. 1Voice recognition software,
  2. 2Touch screens,
  3. 3Head / eye controls,
  4. 4Word prediction software,
  5. 5Specialized keyboards, mice and other input devices,
  6. 6Adaptive devices for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1One must make an appointment to visit the Department of Aging and Disabilities Assistive Technology Library.
  2. 2Those interested in visiting the DoAD AT Library to see the AT equipment or borrow a device, must contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Office at 410-222-4383.
  3. 3No price information on their website, free according to the Loan Closet Directory of the Maryland Department of Dissabilities.

Aberdeen Lions Club – Medical Loan Closet

Program Description:

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Founded in 1932, the Aberdeen Lions Club Of Harford County, Maryland consists of over 78 men and women dedicated to serving the needs of our community.

The Aberdeen Lions Club has had a Medical Loan Closet for over 50 years. They continue to provide area residents with medical equipment either directly to the person needing them or through a network of physical and occupational therapists that provide them to their clients and patients.

  1. 1Walkers,
  2. 2Bedside commodes,
  3. 3Shower seats,
  4. 4Transfer benches,
  5. 5Wheelchairs etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • to all Lions and to anyone requesting them
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1They stock their Aberdeen Lions Club with donations from folks that find they no longer need these items and want them to be used again and again. Lions have traveled to Delaware and Baltimore County and Baltimore City to pick up Medical Items.
  2. 2On occasion, when there is a need, they do go out into the market and purchase items that we don’t have in the Medical Loan Closet Trailer.
  3. 3The word has gotten out that we provide these Medical Items at no charge and gladly accept their no-longer needed Medical Items.
  4. 4Other Lions clubs mentioned in secondary sources as having loan closets but with few/no information on their website: Baltimore Forty West Lions Club, Bel Air Lions Club, Havre de Grace Lions Club, Churchville Lions Club, Clarksville Lions Club, Eastern Regional Lions Club, Edgewood Lions Club, Fallston Lions Club, Jarrettsville Lions Club, Overlea Lions Club.

Darlington Lions Club – Medical Equipment

Program Description:

The Darlington Lions Club is part of the largest service organization in the world, namely Lions Club International (LCI). While their community’s club makes up a small part of 1.4 million LCI members 

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around the globe, they are very active in servicing the rural areas surrounding Darlington.The Club also maintains a stockpile of medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, potty chairs, shower seats, and crutches that are loaned at no charge to individuals recovering from surgery or illness.

  • Service Area:Darlington area, including rural areas surrounding Darlington
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Hospital beds,
  2. 2Wheelchairs,
  3. 3Walkers,
  4. 4Potty chairs,
  5. 5Shower seats, and
  6. 6Crutches.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals recovering from surgery or illness
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1If you have a need for such an item, please contact them.
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Severn River Lions Foundation – Medical Loan Closet

Program Description:

The Severn River Lions Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.They have a Loan Closet for medical equipment for which they also accept in-kind donations. 

The Severn River Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling to less fortunate individuals. Lions “adopt” a collection box, check it regularly and pick up donated eyeglasses and hearing aids. We take them to the semi-annual District sorting where our club and other Lions Clubs in the District sort through thousands of pairs of eyeglasses.

They are prepared for sanitizing and grading before they are shipped to many third world countries as part of the international campaign to help improve quality of living.

  • Service Area:Severna Park, Millersville, Arnold, and surrounding areas
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 11Medical equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, hospital beds, commode chairs, and shower chairs),
  2. 2Used eyeglasses,
  3. 3Hearing aids.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • persons who are ill or disabled and need aids to assist them in their daily lives
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Do you have medical equipment you’d like to donate? Do you need a temporary loan of medical equipment?Contact Lion Jackie for further information.
  2. 2They also offer assistance with securing eye glasses and hearing aids.
  3. 3In the back room of the Severna Park Health Center on B&A Boulevard is a collection of items that are made available free of charge to persons who are ill or disabled and need aids to assist them in their daily lives. Lion Jackie is the curator of this collection of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, hospital beds, commode chairs, and shower chairs which have been donated to the Club and are made available to persons in need.Multiple wheelchairs are currently out on long-term loan. We have several others in need of repairs – such as new leg rests – before they can be put in circulation.
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Bay Area Center for Independent Living – Free Loan Closet

Program Description:

Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Inc., (Bay Area CIL) a private nonprofit organization, promotes, coordinates and 

sustains an array of services directed primarily to the needs of individuals with disabilities across the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and surrounding areas. Through their Free Loan Closet, they provide short-term loans of equipment to determine individual needs.

  • Service Area:the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Wheelchairs,
  2. 2Canes,
  3. 3Rollators,
  4. 4Shower chairs,
  5. 5Lift chairs,
  6. 6Transfer chairs,
  7. 7Hoyer lifts,
  8. 8Walkers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1To donate or to borrow, schedule an appointment at 443-260-0822.
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Baltimore County Department of Aging – Durable Medical Equipment Loan

Program Description:

Baltimore County Department of Aging strengthens lives by providing services, programs and connections to resources.In 2019 it loaned free durable medical equipment to 298 households.

  • Service Area:Baltimore County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Also mentioned in other secondary sources like the Loan Closet Directory of the Maryland Department of Disabilities.

Maryland Department of Aging – Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use

Program Description:

The Maryland Department of Aging is providing durable medical equipment (DME) to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. All equipment will be sanitized, repaired, and redistributed to Marylanders in need.

  • Service Area:Maryland
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Wheelchairs,
  2. 2Power wheelchairs & power scooters,
  3. 3Rollators and walkers,
  4. 4Toilet and shower Supports,
  5. 5All pediatric equipment,
  6. 6Bathroom aids,
  7. 7Hospital beds,
  8. 8Mechanical “Hoyer” lifts,
  9. 9Lift chairs,
  10. 10Sit to stand lifts,
  11. 11Canes and crutches,
  12. 12Commodes, and
  13. 13more.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Each donation will be sanitized, repaired, and provided to an individual in need.
  2. 2We Accept: Hospital beds, wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, power scooters, mechanical “Hoyer” lifts, lift chairs, sit to stand lifts, walkers, medical reclining “Geri chairs”, rollators, shower chairs, tub transfer benches, toilet safety rails, canes, crutches, commodes, lift chairs, and overbed tables.
  3. 3We Do Not Accept: Any heavily soiled or corroded equipment, stair lifts, respiratory equipment (oxygen machines and tanks, CPAP’s, suction machines, etc.), orthopedic braces such as walker boots and back braces, non-medical items such as standard household beds, household furniture or clothing.
  4. 4You can always bring donations directly to our Re-Use Center at 11701 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. If you call ahead, you’ll be assured there is someone available to receive your donation, call 240-230-8000. We accept donations Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All donations must come to the overhead door on the south side of the building (follow the new pavement). There is a doorbell on the left side of the overhead door frame that you can ring for assistance.Alternately, we have collection sites set up all around the State of Maryland:1. Baltimore City,2. Anne Arundel County,3. Caroline County,4. Dorchester County,5. Harford County,6. Kent County,7. Montgomery County,8. Prince George’s County,9. Queen Anne’s County,10. Talbot County,11. Washington County.Please see website for satellite site locations, hours, and directions.

Maryland Department of Disabilities – Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP): Maryland Assistive Technology Reuse Center (MATR for short)

Program Description:

The Maryland Assistive Technology Reuse Center (MATR for short) is the state’s FIRST high-tech AT reuse center. This is a service of The MDTAP Assistive Technology Program.

AT reuse operates completely off donations so that they may provide high-tech AT to other individuals at no cost for as long as they need it with the expectation that it will be re-donated when the user is finished with the device.

  1. 1CCTVs, video magnifiers, other low vision devices,
  2. 2iDevices,
  3. 3adapted computer keyboards, mice, and other adaptive computer equipment,
  4. 4Speech / Communication devices,
  5. 5Switches,
  6. 6Mounts,
  7. 7And more.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1MATR is its own entity that operates in a space provided to us by the Loan Closet of Howard County located at 7125 Riverwood Drive, Suite D1 Columbia, MD 21046.
  2. 2Call Denise Schuler at 443-326-9703 to discuss what AT is available and to set up an appointment to meet and discuss options. You can also send an email to MDTAP.AT-Reuse@maryland.gov. Our hours will vary from week to week so it is best to first call, and we can schedule something!
  3. 3They have an online inventory that we will do their best to keep up-to-date with what is available. They rely solely on donations so what is available will depend on what has been received as donations.
  4. 4MTDAP also provides financial loans to purchase equipment.
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Charles County – Loan Closet

Program Description:

The Aging & Senior Programs Division maintains a medical equipment loan closet to facilitate temporary provision of durable medical equipment to qualified persons.

  • Service Area:Charles County
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology like:
  1. 1Walkers,
  2. 2Canes,
  3. 3Bath/shower benches, and
  4. 4Transport wheelchairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • qualifying Charles county seniors
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Supplies are limited to what is on hand at the time of the request, but generally consist of: walkers, canes, bath/shower benches, and transport wheelchairs.
  2. 2Equipment on-hand in the loan closet can be checked out, free of charge, for a period of 90 days. A client contact form must be completed and signed for all borrowed equipment. At the end of the 90-day loan period, equipment must be returned sanitized and in good working condition. An extension of up to an additional 90 days may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, should the loan closet have sufficient inventory.
  3. 3In order to better meet individual needs please call 1-855-843-9725 to check on availability and eligibility* for loan closet items prior to coming to our facility.

Equipment Connections for Children (ECFC) – Equipment Donation Program

Program Description:

Equipment Connections for Children (ECFC) was formed in 2009 and received its 501(c)3 status in 2010. ECFC became a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to serve children with a disability in the greater Washington Metropolitan area by

 connecting costly adaptive equipment from children with disabilities who outgrow the equipment to other children who need it.

Through their Equipment Donation Program, ECFC receives donated equipment from families who no longer need these items. These items are then cleaned and disinfected, checked for proper operating condition, and generally refurbished. The items are then uploaded to our inventory page where families in need and/or their medical providers can request the items free of charge and schedule a time to pick up the equipment. The family can then take the equipment to their care provided to be fitted to their child and to be educated on its proper use.

  • Service Area:greater Washington Metropolitan area (Maryland, Washington DC)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Adaptive equipment for children, including:
  1. 1Adaptive seating,
  2. 2Adaptive strollers,
  3. 3Gait aids,
  4. 4Standing frames,
  5. 5Adaptive bikes and recreational equipment,
  6. 6Adaptive car seats,
  7. 7Bathing and toileting,
  8. 8Therapy items,
  9. 9Communication and education,
  10. 10Miscellaneous,
  11. 11Wheelchairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • families in need and/or their medical providers
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Equipment is picked up from the front MAIN ENTRANCE and equipment is dropped off in the back at 7125 Riverwood Drive, Suite D1, Columbia, MD 21046.
  2. 2They are currently unable to pick items up.
  3. 3The person responsible for the child and the equipment needs to create an account, agree to the terms and conditions, and fill out the application. While it is acceptable to assist a family in the application process, we request that case managers do not create accounts for their clients and order for them. We do not loan equipment to other organizations, only families in need.
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Lions Clubs in Carroll County (The Freedom District Lions Club (FDLC) and Mount Airy Lions Club) – Medical Equipment Lending Closets

Program Description:

Many of the local Lions Clubs in Carroll County have medical equipment that is loaned, such as: walkers, wheelchairs, canes, potty chairs, hospital beds, etc.

  • Service Area:Carroll County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Walkers,
  2. 2Wheelchairs,
  3. 3Canes,
  4. 4Potty chairs,
  5. 5Hospital Beds, Etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No (check with the Lions Club in their area)
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Contact the Lions CLub in your area for further details.
  2. 2Club locations:a) Mt. Airy: Mt. Airy Lions at 301-829-5466b) Sykesville/Freedom Area: Freedom District Lions at 410-549-5466 (Leave message on answering machine)Contact your local Lions Club or the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities for more information – 410-386-3800
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The Howard County Office of Disability Services – The Loan Closet of Howard County

Program Description:

The Howard County Office of Disability Services oversees The Loan Closet of Howard County, an education and resource center for assistive technology, including durable medical equipment for all ages. 

As a reuse center, we receive donations of items that people no longer need, clean and refurbish them, then redistribute those items to those who need them. Phone Number: 410-313-0363

  • Service Area:Howard County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Bathing aids;
  2. 2Canes;
  3. 3Ramps (modular/portable);
  4. 4Shower aids;
  5. 5Therapy aids;
  6. 6Toilet aids;
  7. 7Walkers;
  8. 8Wheelchairs (manual).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Any resident of Howard County. A medical referral (PT, OT, or MD) is required in order to receive equipment.
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1The Loan Closet of Howard County is located at 7125 Riverwood Drive, Suite D1 in Columbia, MD 21046. Appointments are required for all services; call 410-313-0363 (voice/relay) to discuss your needs.
  2. 2The Loan Closet is currently distributing equipment by appointment only in a non-contact manner. While the facility remains closed to the public, equipment will be wrapped in plastic, labeled with the client’s name and placed outside the front of the building for pick-up. If needed, Loan Closet staff may be able to arrange delivery of equipment by Neighbor Ride (standard fees apply), or you may contact them directly at 410-884-RIDE (7433).
  3. 3The Loan Closet maintains its inventory through returns and donations. There are two options for no-contact returns and donations: a) Returns and donations can be dropped off at the Loan Closet’s Durable Medical Equipment Shed located just inside the entrance to the Alpha Ridge Landfill Customer Convenience Center. The Alpha Ridge Landfill, located at 2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment is necessary.b) Returns and donations are also accepted at The Loan Closet, 7125 Riverwood Drive in Columbia, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., No Appointment is Necessary. To return or donate equipment, you must be able to independently unload all equipment at the Loan Closet loading zone in the rear of the building.
  4. 4The Loan Closet does not loan or accept for donation hospital beds.
  5. 5Items accepted for donation:a) Bathing aids;b) Canes;c) Ramps (modular/portable);d) Shower aids;e) Therapy aids;f) Toilet aids;g) Walkers;h) Wheelchairs (manual).
  6. 6Available items to loan:
  • 3/1 commode,
  •  Aluminum crutches,
  • Wheelchairs (manual and transport),
  • Wheelchair accessories,
  • Wheelchair cushions,
  • Transfer boards,
  • Gait belts,
  • Canes,
  • Walkers,
  • Walker accessories,
  • Rollators,
  • Bedrails,
  • Bedside tables,
  • Hoyer lifts & slings.
  1. 7How long may I keep a piece of equipment?ContentThere are no time limits on most items borrowed from the Loan Closet. However, manual wheelchairs and transport wheelchairs are loaned for 30 days with the option to extend the loan for up to 90 days.

The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Health & Wellness Ministry – Medical Equipment Loan/Donation Program

Program Description:

Medical Equipment Loan/Donation Program – give or receive equipment.

  • Service Area:Maryland
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Walkers,
  2. 2Bedside commodes,
  3. 3Crutches,
  4. 4Canes,
  5. 5Wheelchairs,
  6. 6Power chairs,
  7. 7Incontinence products,
  8. 8Knee immobilizers,
  9. 9Enteral feeding, and s
  10. 10Stoma supplies/equipment.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Secondary source (DISABILITY NETWORK DIRECTORY): Donated medical loan closet includes walkers, bedside commodes, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, power chairs, incontinence products, dressings, prescription formulas, knee immobilizers, enteral feeding, and stoma suppies/equipment.
  2. 2No price information on their website. Free according to the Montgomery County Medical Society.
  3. 3Few details on their website. One should contact them for further details.
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Partners In Care Maryland, Inc. (PIC) – Anne Arundel Boutique Donations

Program Description:

Partners In Care Maryland, Inc. (PIC) has been a premier provider of services for older adults since 1993. Partners In Care is a private non-profit, 501(c) (3) 

organization offering programs and services that support the independence of older adults age 60-years-old and older in our communities.

Their Boutiques sell gently used merchandise such as housewares, men’s and women’s clothing & shoes, art, fine and costume jewelry, and much more. Their items are upscale, but for a reasonable price. Their Boutiques fund approx. 40% of their programs and are located in Pasadena, MD and Frederick, MD. We are a volunteer operated team.

  • Service Area:Anne Arundel County
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • n/a
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1They accept medical equipment with prior manager approval.
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9th District Health Committee – Loan Closet

Program Description:

The 9th District Health Committee lends wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bath stools, crutches, and related items to anyone in need of medical supplies or equipment. It also accepts donations of durable medical equipment and health aids.

  • Service Area:Baltimore County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Wheelchairs,
  2. 2Walkers,
  3. 3Commodes,
  4. 4Bath stools,
  5. 5Crutches, and
  6. 6Related items.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Baltimore County residents in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1No owebsite, no facebook or linkedin page. Secondary sources like 211 Maryland and Maryland Department of Disabilities mention them.
  2. 2Large items require a deposit but will be refunded when item is returned without damage.
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Lollipop Kids Foundation – Equipment Closet

Program Description:

Lollipop Kids Foundation’s equipment closet functions to collect outgrown/no longer needed DME, refurbish it, and match it to a child in need. 

DME such as hospital beds, lifting devices, specialized wheelchairs, gait trainers, adapted standing devices, prone boards, adapted seating systems, adapted bicycles, portable ramps, adapted bathroom equipment and diapers. A licensed Physical Therapist fits each piece of DME to the child before it is donated and trains the parent on the proper way to use the equipment. 

Together, we can give:- a child the wheelchair their family could not afford,- a caregiver their first hour off in three years,- a child a space to play and feel like they belong,- a parent a shoulder to lean on for support.

Lollipop Kids Foundation has been committed to providing free services that meet these needs and more. In recent months, the demand for our services and programs has skyrocketed. We realized that we too, cannot do it alone. We cannot continue to offer our services at this level without the help of our community.

  • Service Area:D.C. area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Hospital beds,
  2. 2Lifting devices,
  3. 3Specialized wheelchairs,
  4. 4Gait trainers,
  5. 5Adapted standing devices,
  6. 6Prone boards,
  7. 7Adapted seating systems,
  8. 8Adapted bicycles,
  9. 9Portable ramps,
  10. 10Adapted bathroom equipment, and
  11. 11Diapers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children whose families can not afford
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1To request DME, applicants must fill out and submit the form on the website.
  2. 2To donate equipment, please email equipment@lollipopkidsfoundation.org.
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DC Assistive Technology Program – Device Loan Program

Program Description:

The DC Assistive Technology Program is a city-wide program whose goal is to enhance independence, productivity and inclusion for all District residents with disabilities. 

The DC Assistive Technology Device Loan Program was established for individuals and service providers to borrow assistive technology (AT) devices easily and at no charge. This program loans equipment at a 4-week loan to: assist in decision making of a potential purchase, serve as a loaner during a device repair, and provide an accommodation on a short-term basis or for training or learning purposes.

  • Service Area:District of Columbia
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  1. 1Augmentative communication devices – Low to High Tech,
  2. 2Capability switches; textured, plate, tip, proximity and more,
  3. 3Voice Amplifier,
  4. 4Assistive listening devices,
  5. 5Portable electronic magnifiers,
  6. 6Compact refreshable Braille display,
  7. 7Adapted keyboards and mice; joystick, rollerball; bluetooth keyboards,
  8. 8Smart pen for notetaking,
  9. 9Head Mouse for hands-free computer access,
  10. 10iPads for trial use and app selection,
  11. 11Wheelchair mounts for iPad.
  1. 1Augmentative communication devices – Low to High Tech,
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Persons with disabilities, family members, government agencies, teachers or other school representatives, service providers working with persons with disabilities such as occupational, speech and physical therapists and AT specialists.
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Contact the DCATRC to learn whether the device(s) you require are available. The number of devices borrowed may be limited based on inventory and prior need. Schedule an appointment to pick-up the devices. Staff will assist you in the selection of devices and also provide basic instruction and implementation ideas, if needed.
  2. 2The standard length of a device loan is four weeks. Please ask about longer terms if needed.
  3. 3Borrowers are liable for replacement of any device that is lost, stolen or damaged.
  4. 4Borrowers and/or the person responsible for borrowed items must complete and sign the agreement form.
  5. 5Borrowers are responsible for pick-up and return of all equipment.
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DC Assistive Technology Program – DC Shares

Program Description:

The DC Assistive Technology Program is a city-wide program whose goal is to enhance independence, productivity and inclusion for all District residents with disabilities. 

DC SHARES provides durable medical equipment to eligible citizens in need – free of charge.

  • Service Area:District of Columbia
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  1. 1Walkers,
  2. 2Canes,
  3. 3Rollators,
  4. 4Manual wheelchairs,
  5. 5Crutches,
  6. 6Bedside commodes,
  7. 7Grab bars,
  8. 8Dressing aides,
  9. 9Toilet safety frames,
  10. 10Reachers,
  11. 11Shower chairs,
  12. 12Transfer benches,
  13. 13Disposable medical supplies such as gloves and incontinence related products are sometimes available.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes
  • Audience served:
  • District residents with disabilities and an income level of less than $20,000 per year
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1DC Shares is open for curbside pickup and donation of durable medical equipment.
  2. 2Please make an appointment before picking up or dropping off equipment.
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Iona Senior Services – Iona’s Loan Closet

Program Description:

Do you have any of these items that you no longer need? Donate them to Iona’s Loan Closet, which provides aging-related items to anyone in the community for free.

  • Service Area:Washington area
  • 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 not currently accepting donations at this time due to the public health crisis.
  2. 2If you would like to make a donation to our Loan Closet, please contact us at (202) 895-9448 or email frontdesk@iona.org.
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2 thoughts on “Free Medical Equipment in Maryland”

  1. This is very helpful, I just found out of “loaner DME” services from spouse of one of my patients. This information is so needed for patients that are unable to or with insurance, but unfortunately dme items are not covered.

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