If you're looking for free medical equipment for seniors in Ohio, you’re in the right place!
This page is a complete resource for free medical equipment for the elderly in the state of Ohio.
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Map of Free Medical Equipment in Ohio
List of Free Medical Equipment in Ohio
Assistive Technology of Ohio & YMCA of Central Ohio / ECRN+ - Device Refurbishing and Reutilization Program
Assistive Technology of Ohio offers a Device Reutilization Program through our partnership with the YMCA of Central Ohio / ECRN+.
ECRN+ accepts donations of adaptive equipment, assistive technology and durable medical equipment. The equipment is sanitized and refurbished (if needed) and loaned out, free of charge, to children, teens and adults with disabilities. The equipment includes walkers, bolsters, feeding chairs, standers, sensory devices and other adaptive equipment.
- 3Feeding chairs,
- 5Sensory devices and
- 6Other adaptive equipment.
- 1To find out more information, you may contact the YMCA of Central Ohio / ECRN+ by calling 614-389-3880 or by emailing them through the following page: Contact Us - ECRN | YMCA of Central Ohio.
- 2You may also contact AT Ohio at 1-800-784-3425 or through email at email@example.com.
- 3The loan period is up to 90 days.
Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) is a federally funded nonprofit organization that is part of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. AT Ohio is the officially designated Tech Act program for Ohio.
AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school.
We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal.
AT Ohio has a large library of assistive technology devices for you to try out, free of charge.
- 1Blind and low vision devices,
- 2Communication and speech,
- 3Computer access,
- 4Deaf and hearing-impaired,
- 5Education and learning,
- 6Environmental aids to daily living,
- 7Adapted toys.
- 1Simply peruse our library for a device you think may be of benefit to you, then request it through our on-line application. Once we receive the signed agreement form, we will contact you with approval notice and shipping information. (We communicate through email. If you are borrowing a device, please check your email for updates and information on your request.)
- 2You may try the device for 30 days from the day you receive it. No device will be released without a signed agreement form.
- 3AT Ohio will send you a shipping label along with the device for you to return it to us after the 30-day trial period. If you prefer, you may also drop the device off at our west campus location.
- 4All high-tech AAC devices (Accent 800, 1000, 1400, Tobii Dynvox I-13, I-16, etc.) must be borrowed through SLPs or OTs only. Families wishing to borrow a high-tech AAC device through Assistive Technology of Ohio MUST have an SLP or OT they are currently working with request the device.
- 5For more information, please call Gaye Spetka at 800-784-3425, 614-292-2390 or atohio.org.
Founded in 1985, Tri-County Independent Living Center, Inc. is a non-residential, non-profit 501©(3) organization whose Board of Directors and staff is comprised of a majority of persons with various disabilities.
The Center serves individuals with disabilities who reside in the Summit, Stark, and Portage counties area.
The loan closet program provides mobility, medical and home modification equipment for temporary use by people with disabilities. Loan Closet's inventory consists of donated equipment. The center does not purchase durable medical equipment.
- 1The items in the loan closet change and depend on contributions made by individuals and the return of previously loaned equipment.
- 2If you are in need of a loaned piece of equipment, you will need to do the following:
a) Call the Center "in advance" to find out if equipment is available. The center is unable to serve "walk-ins" during the workday.
b) Must have a physician's script for the needed equipment which must be related to the person's specific disability.
c) Must have a photo ID with current name/address.
d) Must make arrangements to pick up/return the loan equipment.
e) All equipment is loaned for a maximum of (3) months and must be returned to the center.
f) Equipment borrowers assume all liability for the safe use of the equipment. The Center does not provide maintenance or repairs.
d) There is a cash deposit required for wheelchairs, rollators, and wheelchair ramps. Call the Center for additional information.
Founded in 1993, MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing
discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need in the US and worldwide. Their Cleveland-based facility receives weekly deliveries from surrounding hospitals, clinics, physician offices, surgery centers, homecare, and individuals.
- 1Basic medical supplies,
- 2Medical equipment,
- 3Medical furniture (see Source 3 for details).
- 1Individuals wishing to donate health-related products may drop-off of unused, non-expired medical supplies and usable medical equipment right at our warehouse.
- 2Unfortunately, MedWish is unable to pick up medical supplies and cannot accept expired supplies.
- 3Drop-Off Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointments needed, upon arrival please ring the front doorbell and our staff will be happy to assist you.Warehouse Location: 1625 East 31 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114.
- 4MedWish welcomes both one-time and regular donations from hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, manufacturers and other health care organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.
- 5While the supplies themselves are free, MedWish does charge a fee for the labor and materials necessary for packaging and providing them to overseas recipients. Overseas recipients are also responsible for paying all shipping and receiving charges.
- 6Local & Domestic Giving: MedWish International partners with local agencies in order to fulfill the needs of our local community. We’ve realized that every day, many families and individuals struggle to find assistance in getting the medical equipment they need to improve a loved one’s quality of life. This program supplements our mission and allows us to serve vulnerable populations in Cleveland and around the United States. The program is open to all eligible social agencies and non-profit organizations. Applicant organizations will pay a handling fee (fee for service) to offset a portion of MedWish’s costs to procure, repurpose, and distribute its medical inventory, and the program will be administered by MedWish’s professional staff.
The mission of Matthew 25: Ministries is to fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 of the New Testament by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to
the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to those in need.
They collects and redistributes various product donations to those in need in the U.S. and around the world. Donations accepted at warehouse in Blue Ash, Ohio
- 1Medical equipment and supplies
- 2Empty pill bottles
- 1Help those in need by donating new or slightly used items to Matthew 25: Ministries. We accept product donations from corporations, organizations and individuals nationwide, including items that are misprinted, slightly damaged, over-stocked or gently used.
- 2These donations are sorted in our warehouse and then redistributed to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims in the United States and around the world.
- 3Don’t see your item? Give us a call at (513)793-6256. Due to the enormous variety of items we accept, we cannot make a conclusive list.
According to secondary sources they also accept donations of medical equipment and supplies. They seem to request donations based on humanitarian needs (eg. they made a call for medical supplies to be sent to India which included baby and infant supplies and first-aid items).
The GIVE Medical Ministry is an extension of Miami County Community Services providing reconditioned medical equipment to those in need. Free “loaner” reconditioned durable medical equipment and supplemental medical supplies is available to those in need.
- 1Service area: Anywhere, but would like to have person pick up equipment.
1000 Mote Drive
Covington, Ohio 45318
- 2Eligibility: Anyone in need, with proper documentation. Example: No insurance, or underinsured, or unable to purchase or rent necessary medical equipment. Documents needed: Statement of need from doctor, nurse, or therapist (for some equipment).
- 3If you are interested in donating equipment, and/or making a monetary donation, or volunteering please call (937) 473-5195.
Caring Partners International is a Christian healthcare ministry with the mission of equipping churches around the world with healthcare tools to meet both physical and spiritual needs.
Locally, CPI donates thousands of pounds of nutritional & medical supplies each year to churches to help kids in need, seniors, homeless shelters, and food pantries. Nationally, CPI donates disaster relief supplies to churches to assist families in affected areas. Globally, CPI partners with churches to host community healthcare clinics, staffed by both national and U.S.-based volunteer healthcare providers.
- 1OTC medication,
- 2Basic medical supply, including: ace bandages, band-aids, first aid gauze & bandages, first aid tape, first aid bandages, exam gloves – sizes medium and large.
- 1The types of items we collect range from unopened, sterile, specialty, surgical supplies to common personal care items and medical equipment. There are not many items that we cannot find a grateful home for in the many projects we support.
- 2We do not accept:
a) Open packs of diapers or bedpads,
b) Commodes/potty chairs,
d) Liquids of any kind,
e) Glucometers without test strips or expired test strips,
f) Custom-fitted (formed) wheelchairs,
g) Used CPAP machines, braces, or any equipment that directly contacts skin,
h) Pill bottles or any pre-prescribed medication,
i) Any other items that are or appear to be hazardous or dangerous.
- 3For more information, please give our office a call at 937-743-2744
The Mid- Ohio Board for an Independent Living Environment (MOBILE) was established by a group of independent living advocates as a Disability Resource Center.
MOBILE located in central Ohio is one of twelve Centers for Independent Living within the state.
MOBILE's Equipment Loan Program offers equipment and assistive devices, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other equipment on a loan basis.
- 3Canes, and
- 4Other equipment.
- 1Their office is in Columbus, Ohio. There is no information about price on their website. In most Centers for Independent Living loan closets are free.
- 2MOBILE accepts donations of equipment.
- 3MOBILE provides wheelchair ramps on a limited basis in conjunction with other community organizations.
- 4The Deaf Equipment program provides devices to the deaf or hard of hearing to improve safety and accessibility to the individual needing the equipment. This program is for residents of Franklin County (excluding the city of Columbus.)
Helping Hands is a ministry that loans medical equipment on an as-long-as-needed basis to anyone who needs it. No strings attached!
- 1Hospital beds,
- 3Bedside commodes,
- 4Transfer benches,
- 5Shower chairs,
- 6Canes (straight and quad),
- 7Commode risers,
- 10Commode safety rails,
- 13Sock aids,
- 14Long shoe horns,
- 15Disposable diapers/briefs,
- 16Bed pads,
- 17And more.
- 1To inquire about or request medical equipment, please call 614-837-4568.
The mission of the Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) is to ensure that people with disabilities have full and complete access to the community in which they reside.
ACIL's Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence (REDI) program accepts donations of used, medical equipment that is no longer needed from a variety of sources such as private citizens, nursing homes, independent living facilities, rehab facilities, etc.
ACIL turns over ownership of this useable equipment to individuals who are not eligible to obtain the equipment through Medicaid or Medicare, do not have insurance and cannot afford the equipment.
- 1Donations are accepted to help ACIL continue to operate the REDI program. Any funds, monies or other consideration you donate are solely to cover the cost of running the REDI program and are NOT INTENDED TO GIVE RISE TO ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THIS EQUIPMENT.
- 2We will fulfill requests for equipment in the order the requests were received.
- 3For equipment pickups and deliveries: Please call and schedule time. Ask to speak with: the REDI Coordinator.
- 4The (REDI) office is located at: The Access Center for Independent Living, Inc.
(New Location: on the first floor of the Miami Valley Housing Opportunities)
907 W. 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to offer the Medical Equipment Loaner program as a community service.
The Goodwill Medical Equipment Loaner Program is ONLY AVAILABLE at our 10600 Springfield Pike headquarters location and is by appointment only.
- 1Due to COVID-19 and our limited resources at this time, Goodwill’s Medical Equipment program is currently CLOSED. We will provide an update when the program will re-open. Thank you for your understanding and support.
- 2Each piece of equipment is $5.00 to rent. If you return the equipment, you will get your $5.00 back, or you can exchange it for a different piece.
- 3Goodwill accepts in-kind donations of various items.
Founded in 1980, Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living in Northeast Ohio.
The equipment program provides individuals with disabilities new or gently used items such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, shower chairs, incontinence supplies, and more. The goal is to help individuals who are not able to purchase or obtain equipment through their health insurance, or any other means.
SIL also accepts donations of new and gently used medical equipment and incontinence supplies to maintain the program.
Wheels of Hope collects, reconditions, and gives free wheelchairs, walking aids and related durable medical equipment to those in great need in developing or recovering nations.
They provide wheelchair distributions to those who do not have wheelchairs, and seek wheelchair donations from those who have enough.
- 1No clear information found about their service area, just that they have various contacts in Northeastern Ohio and that they pick up equipment unless they live within 25 miles of within 50 miles of Canton, Ohio. Shipping a wheelchair via UPS Ground costs around $70.
Matthew's Lending Library is an Ohio non profit charitable organization dedicated to providing adaptive therapy/positioning equipment to children and young adults with special needs.
- 1Their office is located in Avon Lake, Ohio, 17 miles from Cleveland.
The goal of LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is to put wheelchairs that are not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from them.
LifeNet's Wheelchair Project is for those living in the United States. The program is designed to facilitate the exchange of wheelchairs between individuals and is not for the use of vendors or distributors.
- 1Those interested can see the available equipment online (Items Available) or can make an equipment request (Items Requested).
PRC-Saltillo - Borrow a Device: Trial Device Program for Parents/Caregivers & Evaluation Loan Program for SLPs/AAC Evaluators
PRC-Saltillo is a worldwide developer of speech-generating devices (SGDs), market-leading apps and several innovative AAC
language systems that enable individuals with complex communication disorders the ability to express themselves. PRC-Saltillo's Trial Device Program is the ideal solution for those looking to trial a device before purchase. With the help of an SLP, parents/caregivers can try a device before purchasing.
PRC-Saltillo’s Evaluation Loan Program provides equipment to be used for evaluations at no cost, for up to 4 weeks. In addition, evaluators receive consistent and reliable support from their PRC-Saltillo consultant.
Free “loaner” reconditioned durable medical equipment and supplemental medical supplies to those in need.
- 1Service area: Anywhere, but would like to have person pick up equipment. Their location is in Covington, Ohio.
CAMO partners with the Lion’s club to collect eyeglasses and redistribute them to individuals in need.
- 1They redistribute the eyeglasses in Honduras.
CAMO welcomes any one-time or recurring donations. It is thanks to our supportive donors and volunteers that we are able to
supply hospitals, clinics, humanitarian organizations, and individuals in Honduras in need of these donations.
- 1If you as an individual or organization would like to donate any unexpired medical supplies or equipment you can drop-off your donations at our warehouse in Orville OH. Please, check our contact information below. Our working hours are from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Church of the Ascension is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. They loan medical equipment to anyone free of charge in our area.
They accept used equipment like wheelchairs, medical beds etc.
- 1Feel free to contact Bob at (740) 967-2204 or Chip at (740) 390-8048.
The Society offers a wide array of medical and adaptive equipment for loan (hospital beds, walkers, crutches, canes etc.) Items are loaned for a 30-day period which can be renewed.
There is no charge, although donations are welcomed to assist with maintaining equipment inventory.
- 1To borrow equipment please call (330) 722-1900 ext. 330 for assistance. Please call ahead. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins.
Easterseals is a non-profit provider of health and human services, incorporated under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
It provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families. Through their Equipment Loan Programs, they accept medical equipment donations and then provide the equipment to those in need free or for a nominal fee.
Easterseals Medical Equipment Loan helps individuals and caregivers during a time of need by providing equipment free of charge for up to 90 days. The program lends adaptive medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, shower chairs and bedside commodes to individuals with temporary or long-term illnesses or disabilities.
Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley lends assistive-living medical equipment to anyone in need. We offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge. We also accept donations of medical equipment (some restrictions apply.)
- 1Easterseals Northern Ohio.
- 2Goodwill/Easterseals Miami Valley lends assistive living medical equipment to anyone in need. They offer wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge in this loan program. Loan form
The Chapter's Equipment Loan Closet makes used and donated medical equipment available to persons living with ALS. A confirmation of diagnosis may be requested before loans can be approved.
- 1Interested families should contact the Chapter to request loaned equipment at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-592-2572 or 888-592-2572.
- 2Items Not Accepted by the Northern Ohio Chapter:
a) Hospital beds;
b) Hoyer lifts (portable lifts may be accepted if space is available);
c) Lift chairs/recliners/LaZBoy;
d) Power wheelchairs not in working order (accepted chairs must have working batteries, motor, tires, etc);
e) Used commodes and shower chairs;
f) Enteral formula (for feeding tubes), Ensure, Boost, and other formulas;
g) Food thickeners;
h) Gauze pads and feeding tube supplies;
i) Incontinence products: blue pads, disposable underwear, Depends and Poise pads;
j) Supplies for suction and cough assist machines;
k) Clothing and linen.