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Free Medical Equipment in Michigan

By Maurice

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

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

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 Michigan


List of Free Medical Equipment in Michigan

Program Description:

MDRC cultivates disability pride and strengthens the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

The purpose of an AT demonstration is to help you compare and contrast the features and benefits of a variety of devices in order to make an informed decision about whether the device(s) will help. Once the AT demonstration is completed, you may have the option to borrow some of the devices through MATP’s short-term loan program. This program allows you to borrow equipment, free of charge, from our inventory.

Device loans are useful if you are considering a purchase and want to “test drive” a particular product, especially devices that are more complicated or devices that you will use in multiple settings.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need to test equipment
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    You'll be asked to sign an agreement to take care of the device and to return within a few weeks.
  2. 2
    MATP's short-term device loan program is not intended as a loan closet, not a loaner while your equipment is out for repair, nor to meet the need for a device for a temporary disability.
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Program Description:

MDRC cultivates disability pride and strengthens the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression.

Easterseals Central Alabama logo

The purpose of an AT demonstration is to help you compare and contrast the features and benefits of a variety of devices in order to make an informed decision about whether the device(s) will help. Once the AT demonstration is completed, you may have the option to borrow some of the devices through MATP’s short-term loan program.

This program allows you to borrow equipment, free of charge, from our inventory. Device loans are useful if you are considering a purchase and want to “test drive” a particular product, especially devices that are more complicated or devices that you will use in multiple settings.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (database)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
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Program Description:

The Trenton Loan Closet will be available through the Parks and Recreation Office at the Kennedy Recreation Center. The Loan Closet is a community resource that loans basic medical equipment such as crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs and bathroom safety equipment to Trenton residents.


  • Service Area: Trenton
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology equipment
  1. 1
    Crutches,
  2. 2
    Canes,
  3. 3
    Raised toilet seats,
  4. 4
    Commodes,
  5. 5
    Shower chairs,
  6. 6
    Walkers,
  7. 7
    Seated walkers,
  8. 8
    Wheelchairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (there is a refundable deposit)
  • Audience served:
  • Trenton residents in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    A nominal deposit and proof of residency is required to borrow equipment. The deposit will be refunded when the equipment is no longer needed and returned in good working condition.
  2. 2
    Deposits:
    a) crutches $5.00,
    b) cane $5.00,
    c) 4 prong cane $15.00,
    d) raised toilet seat $15.00,
    e) commode $25.00,
    f) shower chair $25.00,
    g) walker $15.00,
    h) seated walker $50.00,
    i) wheelchair $50.00.
  3. 3
    Persons interested in borrowing equipment are asked to contact the Recreation office at 734-675-7300 to check availability.
  4. 4
    No information found if they accept donations of medical equipment.

Program Description:

The Lions Hearing Center, founded in 2000, is a non-profit that serves southeastern Michigan by helping the deaf and hard of hearing. 

We provide hearing screening services to thousands of children and adults each year, provide affordable hearing aids to those in need and help deaf children and their families find resources and support. They partner with Wayne State University, Michigan Ear Institute and Lions clubs throughout the region to help them deliver their services.
They also accept used hearing aids as a donation.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Hearing aids
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    Those interested can mail Lions Hearing Center of Michigan the hearing aid(s). The Lions turn-in used hearing aids to help offset the cost of purchasing new ones for those in need.
  2. 2
    There are some fees to those qualifying for a discounted hearing aid. Fees can range from $125 to $500 for a hearing aid depending on their preferences. There may be co-pay charges for exams (depending on your health insurance), and charges for ear molds if they are needed. Keep in mind that these hearing aids can retail for as much as $1,500 elsewhere.
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Program Description:

Since 2010, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has provided sub-specialty services for the underprivileged of Washtenaw County in partnership with the Hope Clinic through the Hope at UMHS Clinic.

The Hope for Hearing hearing aid recycling program allows them to collect gently used hearing aids and refurbish them for distribution to their Hope at UMHS patients.

The Hope for Hearing program accepts hearing aids of any make or model, regardless of age. Behind-the-ear hearing aids in working condition are cleaned, refurbished and refitted for Hope@UMHS(link sends e-mail) patients. Custom, in-the-ear hearing aids, as well as hearing aids that are beyond repair, are donated to the Hear Now program at the Starkey Hearing Foundation.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Hearing aids
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Hope at UMHS patients
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    To donate hearing aids to the Hope for Hearing program, please package and mail the aids to the address below.
    Hearing Aid Donations
    U-M Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
    1904 Taubman Center, SPC 5312
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5312
    gmannare@med.umich.edu.
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Program Description:

World Medical Relief operates four programs at little or no cost to low-income persons in Metro Detroit. The key to our success throughout our history has been the recycling of usable medical and dental equipment,

supplies, instruments and good-date medications that have been donated by area hospitals, clinics, physician offices, companies and individuals. WMR has the ability to utilize these items in its services and programs that help people all around the world. These recycling activities kept 990,853 pounds of useable medical goods out of the landfill last year.

This program enables low-income clients to obtain items such as canes, walkers, hospital beds, over-the-bed tables, and tub benches. To take part in the program, clients must have a doctor’s prescription and the ability to pick up their medical equipment from our Southfield warehouse. There is a handling fee for DME.


  • Service Area: Metro Detroit
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Hospital beds,
  2. 2
    Wheelchairs – manual,
  3. 3
    Shower chairs,
  4. 4
    Walkers,
  5. 5
    Canes,
  6. 6
    Crutches,
  7. 7
    Commodes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • low-income persons in Metro Detroit
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    They are always accepting used medical equipment, medical supplies of all types and good-dated medicines including, but not limited to, the items listed below. DME must be gently used and clean.
  2. 2
    If you have questions about an item you would like to donate, please call us. Donations are accepted at our offices at 21725 Melrose Avenue, Southfield, Michigan 48075, and larger items can be scheduled for pick up.
  3. 3
    They also accept as donation personal hygiene items, such as:
    a) Shampoo,
    b) Soap,
    c) Deodorant,
    d) Bath towels (new or used) wash cloths (new or used),
    e) Bed sheets (flat, contour – new or used).
  4. 4
    They also accept Medical Supplies as donations, which they provide to people in need by working closely with other non-profits.
    a) Dressings,
    b) IV kits,
    c) Tubing,
    d) Tape,
    e) Rolled bandages,
    f) Syringes,
    g) Liquids – any IV solutions as long as they are good-date,
    h) Colostomy/ostomy supplies,
    i) Bedpans, urinals,
    j) Adult diapers, blue pads (full packages, or cases only),
    k) Liquid nutrition (Ensure, Boost, Jevity, etc.)- must have 6 months left before expiration.
  5. 5
    They also have a Blanket Relief Program (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County): Working with over 60 homeless shelters and agencies assisting families in need, we distribute free full-size blankets, hygiene kits, and baby blankets.
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Program Description:

Miss Millie’s Closet provides the service of loaning medical equipment out to those in need. Thanks to their donors, the loan closet has grown with a wide variety of medical items (wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, commodes, etc.) for home use. 

Items are available to anyone in the Plymouth/Canton community who needs them (preferably for short term use) and are to be returned when they are no longer needed.


  • Service Area: Plymouth/Canton (suburb of Metro Detroit)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Shower chairs,
  4. 4
    Commodes, etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • anyone in the community
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1
    Anyone in the community may borrow them for as long as needed.
  2. 2
    If you or a family members are in need of medical equipment, please call the church office at 734-453-0190 or email the Parish Administrator. The Parish Administrator will notify the Miss Millie’s volunteers of your request. A Miss Millie’s volunteer will contact you by phone within 24 hours.
  3. 3
    If you have medical equipment to donate, we are currently full with durable medical equipment and cannot accept more donations at this time.
    Please consider donating equipment to:
    World Medical Relief , 21725 Melrose Ave, Southfield, MI. Phone: 1-313-866-5333.

Program Description:

They are the Catholic Community multicultural family of St. Raymond-Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish of Detroit. 

FREE wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and potty chairs are available in the St. Raymond Our Lady of Good Counsel Community Center, 20055 Joann St., Detroit 48205.


  • Service Area: Detroit
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Crutches and
  4. 4
    Potty chairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The Community Center is the middle building between the church and the school. Open on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Also open Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
  2. 2
    Any questions about St Raymond-Our Lady of Good Counsel please call 313-527-0525. Leave a message as office hours are limited until further notice or email: infosaintraymond@gmail.com
  3. 3
    According to Great Lakes Loan Closets they accept equipment donations. Usable medical equipment donations gladly accepted.

Program Description:

They accept as donations durable medical equipment which they loan to those in need.


  • Service Area: Auburn Hills
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Basic Walker (without wheels)- 4 straight legs;
  2. 2
    Wheeled Walkers- walkers with two wheels in the front of the walker;
  3. 3
    Rollators- walkers with wheels on all four legs;
  4. 4
    Rollators with seat- walkers with wheels on all four legs and equipped with seat;
  5. 5
    Canes- variety of canes to choose from, with the difference being the handle type, adjustable heights and whether the cane is a folding cane;
  6. 6
    Crutches- variety of sizes;
  7. 7
    Wheelchairs- basic wheelchairs and transfer wheelchairs (wheelchairs where the purpose is for a companion to push the user);
  8. 8
    Tub Transfer Bench- user usually sits on the bench, which straddles the side of the tub, and gradually slides from the outside to the inside of the tub;
  9. 9
    Shower Bench- seat designed to be used while taking a shower;
  10. 10
    Portable Commode- Bedside commodes are designed to look like a chair, but function as a toilet. They are not attached to plumbing, and must be manually emptied of their contents.
  11. 11
    Toilet Seat Risers- Used to elevate the height of a toilet seat.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Availability of equipment varies. Call 248.370.9353 for availability.
  2. 2
    They also accept donations. Because their storage space is limited, please call prior to bringing in any donations.
  3. 3
    They cannot accept any medications or medical supplies.

Program Description:

The Civic Park Senior Center has a medical loan closet filled with wheelchairs, transfer/bath benches, canes, walkers, portable commodes and other durable medical aids. For Livonia residents only.


  • Service Area: Livonia
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Transfer/bath benches,
  3. 3
    Canes,
  4. 4
    Walkers,
  5. 5
    Portable commodes and
  6. 6
    Other durable medical aids.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (there is a refundable deposit)
  • Audience served:
  • Livonia residents only
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    A cash deposit is required and refunded upon the return of the item.
  2. 2
    Equipment can be kept for six months.
  3. 3
    No information about accepting DME donations.

Program Description:

The mission of FernCare Free Clinic is to enhance lives and champion thriving communities by providing no-cost health services and advocacy for medically uninsured people. 

They see people between the ages of 19 through 64 years of age who are uninsured and have no other primary care provider. They have no residence restriction or income level criteria.

Through their Medical Recycle program they accept the following usable equipment and medication: vision and hearing aid equipment and batteries; disposable diapers, any size; disposable bed pads, any size; gently used, durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers or shower chairs.

When FernCare receives donations of no longer used medical equipment, their first priority is to donate them to our patients for use. If they do not have an immediate use for the equipment, they partner with area organizations to make sure the donations make it to those who need it.


  • Service Area: Oakland County and beyond
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Vision and hearing aid equipment and batteries,
  2. 2
    Disposable diapers, any size,
  3. 3
    Disposable bed pads, any size,
  4. 4
    Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers or shower chairs.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • FernCare patients
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    They see people between the ages of 19 through 64 years of age who are uninsured and have no other primary care provider. They have no residence restriction or income level criteria.
  2. 2
    They have no room to store large items.
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Program Description:

The Helm provides essential services to seniors in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods including Meals on Wheels, Medical Loan Closet, Medicare Counseling, Information and Assistance and Caregiver Support. 

The Helm has a medical loan closet with equipment and supplies for seniors to borrow at no charge.


  • Service Area: Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs/Accessories: standard wheelchairs, cushions and trays,
  2. 2
    Crutches, Walkers, and Canes/Accessories: crutches, folding walkers (with or without wheels), rolling walkers with folded seat, canes, quad canes, walker extensions, replacement tips, trays, baskets for walkers, tennis balls for gliding.
  3. 3
    Bath and Shower Accessories: bath benches (with or without back), transfer tub benches, extended foot brushes, extended back sponges, safety tub bars, portable shower heads,
  4. 4
    Toileting Items: commode chairs and raised toilet seats (accepted only if new), adult incontinence briefs (with or without tabs: all sizes), male guards, feminine products, under pads, flannel rubber bed pads, disposable washcloths,
  5. 5
    Aids for Daily Living: reachers, dressing sticks, sock aides, step stools, cast and bandage protectors, long shoe horns, 42” leg lifters, pill boxes, magnifying glasses, bedside support rails, ramps,
  6. 6
    Nutritional supplements,
  7. 7
    Miscellaneous items: procedure masks, latex gloves, diaper wipes, standard head phones, telephones, fans.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • seniors in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    The Helm welcomes all donations to help keep our medical and supply closet full. Items that they often run low on are adult incontinence briefs, male guards and feminine products.
  2. 2
    They also have a free medical escort service for 60 years or older residents of the Grosse Pointes or Harper Woods for medical and dental appointments.
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Program Description:

St. Patrick Senior Center has been improving the quality of life for seniors in metro Detroit since 1973. 
One of the most pressing problems seniors face is availability of affordable health care. 

They try to fill some of the gaps left by private/government health systems by providing free services including blood pressure and sugar readings, durable medical equipment, massage therapy, and preventive vaccinations.

There are also educational workshops and seminars on preventing disease and injury, along with information allowing participants to take full advantage of programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.


  • Service Area: Detroit metro
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    First aid kits/supplies,
  2. 2
    Straight single canes (not four legged),
  3. 3
    Shower seats/toilet seat risers,
  4. 4
    Adult incontinence supplies,
  5. 5
    Diabetic test strips, latex gloves, hearing aids, cotton balls.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • seniors age 55 and older
  • Other Details:  
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Program Description:

The Southgate Fire Department's Loan Closet accepts and loans medical equipment.


  • Service Area: Southgate
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  Medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? n/a
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Those interested should call 734-258-3080 for further details.
  2. 2
    Information found in the Southgate Senior News, April 2020 and in Great Lakes Loan Closet list.
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Program Description:

ALS of Michigan is a voluntary not-for-profit organization, solely dedicated to the fight against ALS. 

Their mission is dedicated to helping their pALS (people with ALS), their families and caregivers live life as fully as possible. They serve pALS and their families throughout the state of Michigan through a variety of programs. 

ALS of Michigan's Equipment Loan Closet is available free of charge to all of their Michigan pALS. Durable equipment for loan include ramps, lifts, wheelchairs, communication devices, and more. They also accept donations of new or used equipment that is clean and in working order.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Ramps,
  2. 2
    Lifts,
  3. 3
    Wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    Communication devices, and
  5. 5
    More.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with ALS
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    For more information, call (800) 882-5764.
  2. 2
    Items that they cannot accept include cough assist or BiPAP machines, beds, shower chairs, commodes or any type of tubing.
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Program Description:

Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA) is a chapter of the national Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). 

MPVA has been assisting its members in Michigan to experience enhanced quality of life by providing an array of programs since 1961. MPVA's Loan Closet/Equipment Donation Program focuses on the needs of people disabilities. They only accept items that assist individuals with mobility issues.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs (manual or power; accompanied by all working parts, i.e., a fully-charged battery, original footrests, clean cushion, etc.),
  2. 2
    Adaptive sports equipment,
  3. 3
    Walkers,
  4. 4
    Shower commodes,
  5. 5
    Lifts.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To donate or inquire about items please call us at (800)638-6782 or email us here.
  2. 2
    MPVA is not able to pick up or drop off items.
    Items to be donated must be delivered to their office during regular office hours.
  3. 3
    You must schedule a time to pick up or drop off equipment with an MPVA staff member by calling (800)-638-6782, Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM

Program Description:

Alternatives in Motion is a charity and depends on donations to provide equipment to clients.

They accept gently-used equipment and support hundreds of children, adults and seniors with vital mobility equipment,helping with their quality of life by providing them with freedom and independence.


  • Service Area: 8 West Michigan counties: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Ionia, Barry, Allegan and also accept donations outside those counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Pediatric equipment,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Manual wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    Power wheelchairs,
  5. 5
    Hoyer lifts, and
  6. 6
    Various types of bath equipment.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • persons with disabilities who are uninsured, underinsured or who don't have the financial means
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    They can pick up the equipment using their community van for the 8 West Michigan counties.
  2. 2
    Please note that that they gladly accept donations outside of their county list (Allegan,Kent, Montcalm, Ionia,Barry, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa), but ask for donors to deliver equipment to their office. This allows them to increase their time and to better serve their clients.
  3. 3
    Clients can use the equipment as long as they need it.
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Program Description:

FROM’s (Flat River Outreach Ministries) mission is to be the Greater Lowell community hub where hope, resources, and gifts are shared. 

FROM is focused on bringing together individuals, families, churches, and businesses to respond to the needs of their neighbors. They offer a dozen programs related to healthy food, resource connection, and family support for individuals and families living in the Lowell Area School District.

FROM’s Medical Equipment Loan Closet relies on donated medical equipment in good working order. People can borrow medical equipment and use it as long as they need.


  • Service Area: Greater Lowell
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Walker,
  2. 2
    Wheelchair,
  3. 3
    Commode,
  4. 4
    Shower chair, etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • anyone in need of medical supplies
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    FROM inspect the items, clean them and put them into their Medical Equipment Loan Closet for people to borrow.
  2. 2
    The Medical Equipment Loan Closet is open during normal office hours (see below). You do not need to make an appointment, simply come in during regular office hours and let the receptionist know you are here to borrow medical equipment. You will need to fill out a short form (name and contact information) and then are able to keep the equipment for as long as you need. We do encourage you to return the item if it’s no longer in use so we can put it back into rotation for others to use.
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Program Description:

The first part of DAKC Disability Advocates of Kent County's mission is “to work alongside persons with disabilities as they seek to lead self-directed lives.” 

They accomplish this through the provision of an array of services throughout Kent, Mecosta, Ionia, Montcalm, and Osceola counties to individuals with physical, cognitive, mental, and sensory disabilities and their families.

They maintain a loan closet of equipment that has been donated to them, and they are able to purchase items through Kent County Senior Millage and other grant funds. They have grab bars, bathtub seats, mobility devices and other types of equipment that promotes safety in the home.

They have given out over 12,000 pieces of equipment, and they are always looking for donations of good used equipment for their loan closet.


  • Service Area: Kent, Mecosta, Ionia, Montcalm, and Osceola counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Grab bars,
  2. 2
    Bathtub seats,
  3. 3
    Mobility devices and
  4. 4
    Other types of equipment that promotes safety in the home.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No price information found on their website.
  2. 2
    According to Great Lakes Loan Closets they charge a copay (based on a person's income and sliding scale) minimum $10 for our assessments and/or any adaptive equipment loans made to the consumer.
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Program Description:

Family Network of Wyoming is a faith-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishment for a stronger community. They believe that a stronger community happens when everyone has what it takes to thrive. 

That’s why they provide access to food, medical equipment, and more.
They have created an inventory of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) that they loan out to individuals and families with financial need.


  • Service Area: all of West Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Crutches, walkers, and canes,
  2. 2
    Wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Bathroom aids,
  4. 4
    Shower/bathtub seats,
  5. 5
    Incontinent suppliers,
  6. 6
    And more.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals and families with financial need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please be able to demonstrate financial need and bring a valid picture ID and sign a liability waiver.
  2. 2
    Most items have limited quantities, so please call in advance of your pickup.
  3. 3
    They are able to hold equipment for up to 24 hours.
  4. 4
    Do you have unused medical equipment? Consider donating your new or used medical equipment! We don’t mind a little dust or items in need of minor repairs.
  5. 5
    If you have a question about our services, whether it is to make a food donation, to find out if you live in our service area, or to learn more about volunteering, calling us during office hours is a great way to get your questions answered!
  6. 6
    They loan MEDICAL EQUIPMENT up to 1 year, FOR FREE. -Facebook post 2017, free- also a post March 2019.
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Program Description:

The Michigan CPAP Bank is a recycling program that provides free CPAP machines and supplies to patients in financial need.


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment: CPAP machines and supplies, including:
  1. 1
    CPAP,
  2. 2
    BiPAP,
  3. 3
    auto-CPAP,
  4. 4
    auto-BiPAP,
  5. 5
    ASV (adaptive servo-ventilation) and
  6. 6
    AVAPS (average volume assured pressure support) machines. 
  • 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
    If you are someone with a CPAP machine that is functioning, but no longer necessary for you, please consider donating. If you are a home care company we are also open to donations from you!
  2. 2
    We take gently used equipment and supplies that are still in their original plastic packaging. Please note that we cannot take equipment from smoking households because we can’t get the smell out of the equipment.
  3. 3
    A local home care company cleans and checks the equipment and makes sure it’s functioning properly. Then, it’s perfectly safe and sanitary for another person to use the recycled machines.
  4. 4
    You or your health care provider can contact us directly. We will need a prescription for a machine and a copy of your sleep study.
  5. 5
    Email Dr. Schotland at helenas@umich.edu to talk to her directly about anything regarding U of M CPAP Bank.
  6. 6
    I can't afford CPAP treatment. Is there anything that can be done?
    For patients who qualify, we have the Michigan CPAP Bank, which may be able to provide you with a CPAP machine and supplies. Call 734-232-3964.
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Program Description:

The mission of the Susan Mast ALS Foundation is to provide excellent support to ALS patients, families and caregivers living in West Michigan.

The Susan Mast ALS Foundation in partnership with the Brian Schnurstein Memorial Foundation offers a variety of new and used durable medical equipment for persons with ALS living in West Michigan.


  • Service Area: West Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Mobility aids: canes, walkers, wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Bathroom items: raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, bath benches, wall grips,
  3. 3
    Transfer boards; pivot discs,
  4. 4
    Over-bed tables,
  5. 5
    Threshold ramps (to be used for special occasions, on a temporary basis).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • ALS patients living in West Michigan
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    If your physician, occupational or physical therapist suggest a certain medical equipment that would assist you and your insurance does not cover the cost, our foundation may be able to assist.
  2. 2
    The types of items they accept include:
    a) Mobility aids: canes, walkers, wheelchairs;
    b) Bathroom items: raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, bath benches;
    c) Transfer boards & pivot discs;
    d) Over-bed tables;
    e) Threshold ramps;
    f) Wheelchair accessible vans.
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Program Description:

Senior Resources was designated an Area Agency on Aging in 1973 by the State of Michigan. It has served West Michigan for 40 years. 

They serve as the gateway to local resources, planning efforts andservices to help older adults, their families and caregivers in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa Counties.

Their Medical Loan Closet offers a variety of items for use by older adults in their 3-county area of Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties. Most items are donated, and they cannot guarantee availability of any item.


  • Service Area: Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Pull-ups (any size),
  • Tape Diapers (any size),
  • Canes (any adjustable),
  • Crutches,
  • Walkers (any kind),
  • Bedside tables,
  • Sock aids,
  • Gait belts,
  • Non-expired liquid supplements,
  • Grab bars (any size),
  • Wheelchairs (any size),
  • Reachers (any kind),
  • Pill crushers/splitters,
  • Medication trays,
  • Magnifiers (any kind),
  • Shoe horns,
  • Wipes/gloves,
  • Incontinent supplies (pads, liners, barrier cream),
  • Bath benches,
  • Knee scooter,
  • Wrist/knee brace,
  • Bed rail & versa frames,
  • Seat assist.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No
  • Audience served:
  • older adults
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    To donate any items, or request an item, contact Shannon Zdrojewski at 231-733-3570, or email.
  2. 2
    Due to COVID-19, they are accepting donations by appointment only, so please call Shannon at 231-733-3570.
  3. 3
    Durable Medical Equipment NOT Accepted by the Loan Closet:
  • Senior Resources can NOT accept any equipment that is damaged, soiled, or in disrepair;
  • Feeding tubes & supplies;
  • Commodes;
  • Toilet risers;
  • Air-fluidized beds and other supported surfaces;
  • Blood sugar monitors or test strips;
  • Infusion pumps & supplies;
  • Nebulizers & nebulizer medication;
  • Oxygen equipment & accessories;
  • Sleep apnea machines;
  • Traction equipment;
  • Medication of any kind (including over the counter);
  • Catheters or catheter supplies;
  • Similac or other brands of baby formula;
  • Any opened/expired creams and/or lotions;
  • Cloth or reusable incontinent pads.
  1. 4
    The following Durable Medical Equipment may be accepted; coordination with Loan Closet Coordinator is required:
    a) Hoyer lifts;
    b) Hospital beds;
    c) Sit to stands;
    d) Power chairs;
    e) Lift chairs.
  2. 5
    No price information found. High chances that they provide free equipment, but better check with them.
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Program Description:

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is a Center for Independent Living. They serve people with disabilities and their families. DNOM’s Loan Closet program is a free consumer based program. 

DNOM also gladly accepts donations of any durable medical equipment that is in good working condition.


  • Service Area: Oakland and Macomb counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Manual wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Bedside commodes,
  3. 3
    Shower chairs,
  4. 4
    Transfer benches,
  5. 5
    Walkers,
  6. 6
    Canes, or
  7. 7
    Crutches.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities and their families
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    If you are in need of any durable medical equipment, such as, a manual wheelchair, bedside commode, shower chair, transfer bench, walker, cane, or crutches please contact Haley Lauwers at (586) 268-4160 x 6600 for availability of these products.
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Program Description:

Macomb Community Action has two Community Action Centers that offer services to income-eligible Macomb County residents to promote their independence. 

The Action Centers provide essential assistance with utilities and housing, as well as information and referrals to community resources.
Macomb Community Action is accepting donations of medical equipment and provides them for loan to Macomb County residents.


  • Service Area: Macomb County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Canes (3 or 4 prong only),
  3. 3
    Walkers (preferably with front wheels).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Macomb County seniors
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Macomb Community Action is currently accepting donations of the following items:
    a) Wheelchairs,
    b) Canes (3 or 4 prong only),
    c) Walkers (preferably with front wheels).
  2. 2
    All equipment must be clean and in good working condition.
  3. 3
    Donations may be dropped off to:
    Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services
    21885 Dunham Road, Suite 6
    Clinton Township, MI 48036
    Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  4. 4
    Items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is recommended that you call the office first at 586-469-5228 to inquire if the equipment that you need is available.
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Program Description:

City of Berkley's Loan Closet provides free medical equipment to Berkley residents.


  • Service Area: Berkley
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Elevated toilet seats,
  3. 3
    Canes,
  4. 4
    Crutches,
  5. 5
    Walkers,
  6. 6
    Braces,
  7. 7
    Tub handrail with suction cups.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Berkley residents
  • Other Details: n/a 

Program Description:

The OPC loans and gratefully accepts donations for the medical equipment listed below. There is no charge for short term use and keep them as long as necessary.


  • Service Area: City of Rochester Hills, City of Rochester and Charter Township of Oakland
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Walkers,
  2. 2
    Wheelchairs,
  3. 3
    Shower stools,
  4. 4
    Transfer benches,
  5. 5
    Canes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • residents 50+ of the City of Rochester Hills, City of Rochester and Charter Township of Oakland
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Call 248-608-0248 for equipment availability and to schedule a pick up appointment.
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm | Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Pick up or return all loaned items to the Welcome Center or Customer Service Desk. All returned/donated items must be in good condition, cleaned and sanitized. Equipment donations are accepted with prior approval due to limited space.
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Program Description:

Since 1942, St. Vincent de Paul of Lansing, Michigan has been privileged to provide critical support to residents in the area who are poor, suffering, or forgotten. St. Vincent De Paul Lansing has a medical loan closet for those who need medical equipment and cost is an issue.


  • Service Area: Lansing area
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Please give us a call at 517-484-5395 and ask about items in our loan closet.
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Program Description:

For decades, River Terrace Church has operated a medical lending service to the greater Lansing area community, providing temporary use of durable medical equipment free of charge.


  • Service Area: the greater Lansing area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Wheelchairs,
  2. 2
    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Shower chairs and tub benches,
  4. 4
    Bedside commodes,
  5. 5
    Elevated toilet seats,
  6. 6
    Canes and crutches,
  7. 7
    Reachers, sock aids, gait belts,
  8. 8
    Iceman-type cooler units.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • the greater Lansing area community
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Equipment donations that they accept (last updated December 2020. No other donations are needed at that time.):
    a) Shower chairs,
    b) Tub benches,
    c) Bedside commodes,
    d) Knee scooters,
    e) Quad canes,
    f) Slide boards,
    g) Walker trays with clamps,
    h) Rolling walkers.
  2. 2
    Items should be clean and in good condition.
  3. 3
    To request an item:
    a) Call our church office at (517) 351-9059 to be sure we have the item you need.
    b) If so, come to the church office during our lending hours (10 AM to 2 PM, Monday to Friday). If you cannot come, someone can come on your behalf, as long as they have your name, address, and phone number.
    Their address is 1509 River Terrace Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Novi
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Allegan, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Yipsilanti
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? n/a
  • Audience served:
  • the greater Lansing area community
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Donations for the Medical Loan Closet are by appointment only. For an appointment, please email medicalloan@emmanuelypsi.org or call the church office at 734-482-7121. Thanks for your donations!
  2. 2
    No information found about the price for lending equipment. Check with them. Website not secure/unnable to access it, just Facebook info.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The Health Ministry maintains a medical lending closet available to all those in the community. 

We have wheelchairs, canes, walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, crutches, tub transfer chairs, toilet risers and other equipment. We also have disposable protective pads for the beds, disposable adult diapers, protein supplements, and other supplies. There is no charge for any of this equipment or supplies, and you can borrow the medical equipment for as long as you need it.


  • Service Area: Shelby
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? n/a
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Call Marilyn Cito, Parish Nurse at 586-254-4433, extension #357, to make sure we have what you need before you stop by to pick it up. If we don’t have what you need, let us know and we can place an article in the Church Bulletin requesting the item.
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Program Description:

The COA has gently used donated medical equipment that can be borrowed free of charge as needed (depending on availability). Items include: wheelchairs, walkers, etc.


  • Service Area: Cass County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    Call Marilyn Cito, Parish Nurse at 586-254-4433, extension #357, to make sure we have what you need before you stop by to pick it up. If we don’t have what you need, let us know and we can place an article in the Church Bulletin requesting the item.
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: St. Clair County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? 
  • Audience served: n/a
  • Other Details: n/a 

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Michigan
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Custom power wheelchairs (less than 3 years old with working battery),
  2. 2
    Power scooters (less than 3 years old with working battery),
  3. 3
    Transport chairs, manual wheelchairs,
  4. 4
    Walkers (including four wheel walkers with a seat),
  5. 5
    Adjustable hospital table,
  6. 6
    Transfer boards,
  7. 7
    Transfer belts,
  8. 8
    Built up utensils,
  9. 9
    Bedside commodes,
  10. 10
    Raised toilet seat,
  11. 11
    Shower chairs and benches,
  12. 12
    Roll-in shower chairs,
  13. 13
    Communication devices: Dynavox VMAX + devices, Eye Gaze tablets, Tobii ATI devices, and Boogie boards.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: n/a
  • people with ALS in the entire state of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, and added a second office in Troy
  • Other Details: n/a 
  1. 1
    The larger items are stored at a third party facility and will be delivered free of charge if you reside within their geographical service area. For smaller items, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Care Service Coordinator can deliver the item to your home if you reside within 30 miles from a chapter office. In addition, we often ship smaller items via USPS.
  2. 2
    They are always accepting donations to their loan closet. For sanitary reasons, they are unable to accept respiratory assist devices, such as cough assists, bi-pap or c-pap machines, hospital beds, mattresses, hoyer lifts, ramps, seat cushions for wheelchairs and any bathroom type items, such as commodes and shower chairs.

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