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Free Medical Equipment in Pennsylvania

By Maurice

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

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Pennsylvania

List of Free Medical Equipment in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Special Education – PaTTAN: Short Term Loan (STL) Program

Program Description:

PaTTAN is a project of the Bureau of Special Education in Pennsylvania.The PaTTAN Short Term Loan (STL) program is a lending library of assistive 

technology (AT) kits for assessment available to local educational agencies (LEA) for a trial period of normally six weeks.

  • Service Area:Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive technology for:
  1. 1Augmentative and alternative communication,
  2. 2Blindness/visual impairment,
  3. 3Computer access,
  4. 4Deaf/hard of hearing/deafblind,
  5. 5Switch access/environmental access, and
  6. 6Technology for print/reading/writing support.
  1. 1Augmentative and alternative communication,
  2. 2Blindness/visual impairment,
  3. 3Computer access,
  4. 4Deaf/hard of hearing/deafblind,
  5. 5Switch access/environmental access, and
  6. 6Technology for print/reading/writing support.
  • students with disabilities (through local educational agencies)
  • Other Details:
  1. 1They generally loan STL kits for a six-week period. Frequently, there is a waiting list for popular kits. Borrowers can return kits earlier than the due date.
  2. 2STL provides delivery and return of borrowed kits at no cost to eligible borrowers; however, we can only ship to an eligible school or early intervention program. The borrower will receive an email message one week before the end of the loan period with instructions for returning a kit. At any time during the loan period, the borrower may return a kit. Return shipping instructions are in the shipping container, or email stl@pattan.net or email rcreech@pattan.net or monofrey@pattan.net.
  3. 3Who is eligible to borrow?Pennsylvania educators employed or contracted by an intermediate unit, school district, charter school, approved private school, or state early intervention program (county infant/toddler early intervention program or MAWA preschool early intervention program) can borrow from the STL program. Educators are encouraged to conduct AT trials with the participation of the child’s/student’s multidisciplinary team, including families, in the decision-making process.
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TechOWL – Reused Equipment

Program Description:

TechOWL – Technology for Our Whole Lives is a part of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. 

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is home to many assistive technology programs and projects including Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT). PIAT is Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program. PIAT and the other assistive technology programs and projects create TechOWL – Technology for Our Whole Lives.

Donating equipment is free and available to people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers, and others who want to donate previously owned DME/ AT.

  1. 1Wheelchairs,
  2. 2Communication devices,
  3. 3Magnifiers,
  4. 4Tablets, and
  5. 5Adapted tools for daily living.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Pennsylvanians with disabilities
  • Other Details:
  1. 1Their partners and ATRCs accept donations of equipment then clean, store, and donate them to Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) is in Philadelphia. PIAT is a regional center for southeast Pennsylvania and is also the main organization for TechOWL.
  2. 2Contact your local AT Resource Center from our locations list or reach out to the Reused Equipment project coordinator (caitlin.mckenney@temple.edu; 215-204-5974) to make donation arrangements.
  3. 3Contact your local AT Resource Center from our locations list or reach out to the Reused Equipment project coordinator (caitlin.mckenney@temple.edu; 215-204-5974) for help finding the equipment you need.
  4. 4What types of equipment do you accept / distribute?Please check with the center nearest you to verify their guidelines. Examples of things that may be accepted include wheelchairs, communication devices, magnifiers, tablets, and adapted tools for daily living. We are not able to accept hearing aids, dialysis and oxygen machines, and disposable supplies such as diapers.
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TechOWL – Lending Library

Program Description:

TechOWL is the Assistive Technology Act program that serves the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

TechOWL loans assistive technology equipment at no cost for a period of 9 weeks.

  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Pennsylvanians with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1On their website you will see a tab labeled “Borrow” in the words on the top of the screen. Click on “Borrow”. There you will see a button in the middle of the screen that says, “GO TO THE NEW LIBRARY”. From there you can create an account, browse our inventory, and track your loan requests.
  2. 2All loaned devices will be shipped to your home directly from UPS. In the box you will find a return label (called a call tag) that is prepaid. TechOWL covers all shipping costs. The loan is completely free for you. Please do not throw away the box so that you can reuse it when your 4-week loan period is complete.
  3. 3TechOWL also offers the Demonstration of AT program.
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TechOWL – Free Special Phone Equipment

Program Description:

TechOWL is the Assistive Technology Act program that serves the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Free Special Phones are for people who have difficulty hearing, talking, seeing, thinking or moving.

  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Pennsylvania residents with a disability and an individual gross income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1To be eligible, you must:a) Be a Pennsylvania resident with a disability or disabilities that prevent you from making and/or receiving phone calls independently;b) Be six years of age or older;c) Have an individual gross income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less;d) Have a current home or mobile telephone service (or the ability to get mobile phone service); ande) Have the ability to learn how to use the requested device(s).If you can answer YES to ALL of the above questions, you may be eligible for free equipment.
  2. 2In order to make the best decision, we STRONGLY suggest that you either borrow equipment from our lending library or meet with us and see all of the possible choices you have. Once you choose your equipment, your decision is final and it cannot be exchanged.
  3. 3Locations:a) UCPNE – United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern PA, b) UCPCP – United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA, c) TRPIL – Transitional Paths to Independent Living, d) RTF – Roads To Freedom Resource Centers, e) LIFT – Life and Independence for Today, f) CRI – Community Resources for Independence, g) CLASS – Community Living and Support Services, h) PIAT – PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, i) LVCIL – Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living.
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Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) – On-Site AT Library & Reused Devices

Program Description:

LVCIL has a limited supply of on-site assistive devices available to borrow, including amplified telephones, ringers, CapTel, TTY, and more. 

LVCIL has various assistive devices and medical equipment looking for a good home! The devices available include amplified telephones, switches, ringers, CapTel, commodes, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, and more. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Service Area:Lehigh and Northampton Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.
  2. 2The loan period per device is 9 weeks but extensions are available.
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Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) – TechOWL’s Lending Library

Program Description:

LVCIL is also an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) for TechOWL for the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill. 

LVCIL staff can support you with loans from TechOWL’s central lending library

  • Service Area:Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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Community Resources for Independence – TechOWL’s Assistive Technology Resource Center

Program Description:

With funding provided by TechOWL, a program run through Temple University, CRI is an Assistive Technology Resource 

Center (ATRC) providing information & assistance to seven (7) counties in Northwest Pennsylvania (CIL counties plus Mercer).

  • Service Area:Northwest Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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Community Living And Support Services (CLASS) – TechOWL’s Assistive Technology Resource Center

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1CLASS – Community Living And Support Services 1400 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218Phone: (412) 683-7100 – Fax: (412) 683-4160Toll Free: 1-888-954-2424 | TTY: 412-246-2255
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United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UCP of NEPA) – TechOWL’s Assistive Technology Resource Center

Program Description:

UCP of NEPA is the designated ATRC for Bradford, Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties.

They have 2 programs as TechOWL’s ATRC: 

1. Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL) – is a free, statewide program, in partnersnip with TechOWL, where individuals can borrow different types of devices to find what works best. 2. Pass AT On – is part of TechOWL’s Reused Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) – recycling of gently used assistive technology devices made free to the public including but not limited to canes, walkers, wheelchairs, commode chairs, and shower chairs.3. Free Special Phone Program (formerly TDDP) – – provides specialized phones free of charge to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities who have trouble using the phone independently.

  • Service Area:Bradford, Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: n/a
  • Other Details: n/a 

Transitional Paths to independent Living (TRPIL) – TechOWL’s Assistive Technology Resource Center

Program Description:

TRPIL is the local outreach partner of the statewide program known as Technology for Our Whole Lives, (TechOWL). Most services are provided at no cost to people with disabilities, their family members and advocates.

  • Service Area:Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Somerset and Washington counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities, their family members and advocates
  • Other Details: n/a 
  • Sources: n/a

Roads To Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA – TechOWL’s Assistive Technology Resource Center

Program Description:

RTFCIL is the local outreach partner of the statewide program known as Technology for Our Whole Lives, (TechOWL). “Try before you buy” – The Lending Library allows you try a device for free for a limited time (typically 4-6 weeks) to find out if that device can help you before you buy it! 

If needed, you can try out many different devices. You can also use the Lending Library to get a ‘loaner’ device while your own is being repaired.

  • Service Area:North Central Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: n/a
  • Other Details: n /a

Abilities in Motion – Loan Exchange Assistance Program (LEAP)

Program Description:

Abilities in Motion is the Berks County Center for Independent Living. They offer services, education, and advocacy for over 3,000 individuals with disabilities in over 30 PA counties. 

Abilities in Motion’s Loan Exchange Assistance Program (LEAP) is an initiative that receives and loans out assistive technology equipment and other durable medical equipment to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and to maintain their independence and accessibility to home and community.

  • Service Area:Berks County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Depending on the item, there is a nominal process fee. They also have free supplies, according to their Facebook posts.
  2. 2The LEAP program is funded through a grant from the PA Initiative for Assistive Technology and TechOWL.
  3. 3Their office is Reading, PA.
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Reagan’s Journey Inc. – Reagan’s Journey Closet

Program Description:

Reagan’s Journey Inc. exists to MAKE LIFE BETTER for children with special needs. The Reagan’s Journey Closet is designed 

to make sure our kids have access to the right equipment to reach their full potential. They take donated equipment that families are finished using or no longer meets their child’s needs and give it out at NO COST to families when insurance will not cover their needs, while they wait for their custom piece to arrive, or when they could simply use an extra.

  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children with special needs
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you have an item to donate, contact Kim or by booking an appointment through the scheduling software above.
  2. 2See an item(s) you’re interested in, contact the RJ Staff or schedule to pick up using our Scheduling Software above.
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Brother’s Brother Foundation – In-Kind Donations

Program Description:

Brother’s Brother Foundation helps bridge the gap between aid and sustainability by supporting localized programs and providing essential resources in the areas 

of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education (H.I.D.E). While BBF prefers to deal directly with dealers and distributors, donations of medical supplies from both groups and individuals are appreciated, providing they are pre-approved. They send these donations, often along with pharmaceuticals, to medical facilities around the globe.

  1. 1Over-the-counter medication (expiration must be over a year away),
  2. 2Short-dated medical supplies (twelve months or more remaining until expiration),
  3. 3Walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, shower chairs, etc.
  4. 4Wheelchairs, non-electric preferable.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • those in need in developing countries
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Before dropping off donations, arranging a pick-up or mailing a donation, please take a moment to review BBF’s donation guidelines below. Remember, all donations must be pre-approved. Please contact the appropriate Program Coordinator to receive approval. No donation will be accepted without prior approval.
  2. 2While BBF prefers to deal directly with dealers and distributors, donations of medical supplies from both groups and individuals are appreciated, providing they are pre-approved.
  3. 3I have selected what they accept from individuals. There are donations they accept from manufacturers or other facilities.
  4. 4Donations We Cannot Accept:a) Items that have not been completely sanitized and cleaned,b) Expired items or items that will expire in less than six months (unless specifically requested by the recipient organization),c) Prescriptions that have been issued to an individual,d) Most high-tech equipment (call to be sure),e) Equipment in need of repair.
  5. 5For more information, please email mail@brothersbrother.org or call 412-321-3160.
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Chosen – Durable Home Healthcare

Program Description:

Chosen’s mission is to enrich and transform lives locally and internationally through the provision of healthcare equipment, mission trips, and the hope, knowledge, and love of Jesus Christ.

Chosen serves as a distribution center for home health care items in the Erie, PA region. They receive gently used equipment and new supply items such as wheelchairs, walkers, transfer benches, shower chairs, bed canes, and unexpired diabetic supplies. These items are available to our neighbors at no cost.

  • Service Area:Erie region
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Equipment loan program
  2. 2 Canes,
  3. 3Crutches,
  4. 4Walkers,
  5. 5Bedside commodes,
  6. 6Toilet rails,
  7. 7Bed canes & bed rails,
  8. 8Wheelchairs,
  9. 9Transport chairs,
  10. 10Pulmonary walkers,
  11. 11Knee scooters,
  12. 12Reclining wheelchairs,
  13. 13Shower chairs & transfer benches,
  14. 14Toilet risers,
  15. 15Hospital beds & mattresses,
  1. 16Bedside tables & bed trays,
  2. 17Nebulizer machines and accessories,
  3. 18Incontinence supplies,
  4. 19 Blood pressure monitors (home use, non-mercury),
  5. 20Hoyer lifts, hoyer slings, & sara lifts,
  6. 21Feeding bags and tubing,
  7. 22Medical supplies (gloves, wipes, etc.),
  8. 23Diabetic supplies,
  9. 24Wound care supplies (bandages, gauze, etc.),
  10. 25Shoes,
  11. 26Step stools,
  1. 27Transfer boards,
  2. 28Shower grab bars,
  3. 29Tub rails,
  4. 30Sock aids & shoe horns,
  5. 31Dressing sticks,
  6. 32Reacher/grabbers,
  7. 33Leg lifters,
  8. 34Oxygen concentrator,
  9. 35 O2 carriers,
  10. 36Humidifier machines,
  11. 37Portable ramps,
  12. 38Lift chairs,
  13. 39Cushions (wedge, egg crate, donut, wheelchair),
  14. 40Colostomy supplies,
  15. 41Other (please contact prior to dropping off).
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you are in need of durable medical equipment or supplies, call us to check on availability. And, if you know of anyone or any organization that might be able to donate some durable home health care items, direct them to Chosen.
  2. 2Chosen offers a limited pick-up/delivery service within a 10 – mile radius of the facility. A minimum, non-refundable contribution of $25.00 is required, along with photos of the items being donated. If you have any questions, please contact Amber at equipment@chosen210.com.
  3. 3Chosen is always in need of new or gently used home health care items. You may drop supplies off to our office at 3638 West 26th Street, Erie, PA – Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, donations should be dropped off in our contactless self-service aisle located at the first open warehouse bay door.
  4. 4Donated items must:a) be in good condition (not broken, no rust, and no missing parts).b) be cleaned and wiped down prior to donation.c) be unopened, unused, and not expire for at least 12 months.
  5. 5The minimum suggested donation for deliveries and pick ups is $25.00
  6. 6Email equipment@chosen210.com or call (814) 833-3023 with any questions.
  7. 7Non-accepted items: a) Medications or narcotics,b) CPAP or BiPAP machines or accessories,c) Defibrillators or accessories,d) Dialysis supplies,e) Mercury-containing devices,f) Chemicals, reagents or hazardous waste,g) Liquid nutrition (tube fed or powdered),h) Stuffed animals or clothing,i) Prosthetic limbs,j) Bone growth stimulator.
  8. 8For those facing mobility challenges, Chosen works along side our partners, Ramps of Hope, to build and install temporary ramps.
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UCP Central PA – Changing Hands Equipment Reuse Program

Program Description:

UCP Central PA has a 67-year history of providing comprehensive and innovative services and supports for people across the lifespan with a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions. 

Headquartered in Camp Hill, UCP’s geographic and programmatic footprint extends across 20 central Pennsylvania counties, with significant operations in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

Changing Hands is an equipment exchange and reuse program of UCP Central PA that is supported in part by TECHOWL. TECHOWL is the Commonwealth’s Assistive Technology Act Program at the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, and is funded through a grant from the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Changing Hands program is a participant in the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP), a program of TECHOWL.

  • Service Area:Pennsylvania (primarily in Central PA)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Adapted telephones,
  2. 2Adaptive games and recreational devices,
  3. 3Assistive listening devices,
  4. 4Bath seats and toilet seats,
  5. 5Blind/low vision aids,
  6. 6Canes and crutches,
  7. 7Communication devices,
  8. 8Daily living aids (items for eating, dressing, etc),
  9. 9Hoyer lifts,
  10. 10Lift chairs,
  11. 11Manual and power wheelchairs,
  12. 12Scooters,
  13. 13Transfer benches and transfer boards,
  14. 14Walkers.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Pennsylvania residents of all ages
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you have an item or items that you would like to donate to Changing Hands, please click the button above and fill out the form, or contact us directly at 800.998.4827 or 717.737.3477 to make arrangements to drop the item(s) off.
  2. 2Pennsylvania residents of all ages who have a need for equipment, but do not have the financial means or a funding source to obtain it, are welcome to participate in the Changing Hands equipment exchange program. Due to liability issues, individuals under 18 may be required to provide a prescription or therapist’s recommendation to obtain certain items.
  3. 3While they operate primarily in Central PA, donations will be accepted and distributed to anyone throughout the state, as long as suitable arrangements can be made.
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Silver Linings Foundation – The Lending Library

Program Description:

The Lending Library has been made possible by people that donate gently used equipment they no longer need. If you need equipment or would like to donate medical equipment of any kind, please contact Erin Lindenmuth at 717.515.8075. Thank you!

The Lending Library would not be possible without the help of our donors such as U-STOR-IT who have generously donated storage space.

  • Service Area:Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you need equipment or would like to donate medical equipment of any kind, please contact Erin Lindenmuth at 717.515.8075. The Lending Library would not be possible without the help of our donors such as U-STOR-IT who have generously donated storage space.
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Caring Hearts Lending Closet

Program Description:

Caring Hearts’ mission is to lend or distribute reusable medical equipment to the community, saving costs and the environment while serving God and others.

The Caring Hearts Lending Closet provides reusable and occasionally single use equipment to anyone in needs regardless of financial status. All of their inventory is donated.

  • Service Area:Springfield Township, Delaware County
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Reusable medical equipment 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • anyone in needs regardless of financial status
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1We only ask that you pass it on or donate it back to us to continue to help others.
  2. 2Hours are by appointment. Please email us to see what we have for you!
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Liberty Wheels – Retreads

Program Description:

For over 10 years, Liberty Wheels has been assisting local seniors and people with disabilities to maximize their mobility and independence. 

Consumers may obtain free, clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices. ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment.

  • Service Area:Allentown area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • seniors and people with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Open Monday-Wednesday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM and Thursday–Friday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM on the second floor of Liberty Resources, Inc. Walk-ins welcome, or call Brandon at ext. 272 to set up an appointment.
  2. 2Scooters & Wheelchairs are available at their Allentown location only.
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Three Rivers Center for Independent Living – Into New Hands

Program Description:

Individuals who need home medical equipment and who have limited insurance coverage and/or financial resources are able to obtain the necessary devices through a RECYCLING program called “Into New Hands”.

Into New Hands was started by several Pittsburgh area social service agencies and health care institutions. Our goal is to recycle equipment from those who have it and no longer need it to those who need it and do not have it.

  • Service Area:Pittsburgh area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a 
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Three Rivers Center for Independent Living – Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT): Lending Library

Program Description:

Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free, state-supported program that loans AT devices to Pennsylvanians of all ages and older Pennsylvanians. 

This program allows you try a device for a limited time (typically 2-8 weeks) to be sure it meets your needs at home, on the job, at school or in your community – before you buy it!

  • Service Area:Pittsburgh area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a
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Global Links – Donate Medical Supplies & Nebulizers

Program Description:

Global Links recovers mobility aids from the community and healthcare institutions and redistributes them to public health organizations serving vulnerable populations. 

We collaborate with partners in Western Pennsylvania and throughout Latin America.

  • Service Area:Pittsburgh area. For Domestic Medical Aid program, counties surrounding Allegheny County as well.
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No (through their partners)
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Please note we do not pick-up donations from residences.
  2. 2Email info@globallinks.org or call 412.361.3424 with any questions.
  3. 3Global Links’ Community Partners Program provides the medical materials, mobility aids, home healthcare equipment, and collaborative support Western Pennsylvania organizations need to better serve their clients and patients.
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Life and Independence for Today – Lift’s Reuse Program

Program Description:

Life and Independence for Today is a Center for Independent Living located in St. Marys, PA. We are a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities in Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, and Potter Counties.

  • Service Area:Elk, Cameron, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, and Potter Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a 
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Abilatools

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes (database)
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (database)
  • Audience served:
  • people with disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a 

Avon Grove Lions Club – Hospital & Medical Equipment Program

Program Description:

The Avon Grove Lions Club Hospital Equipment Program was started by Lion Gene McDowell in 1987 with equipment that was given to our club by the Newark, Del. Lions Club. 

They gave us a few manual hospital beds, a couple of wheelchairs, commodes and walkers. Since the beginning of the program we have accumulated a much greater variety of equipment, which we loan to anyone in the community who has a need. There is no charge for the equipment, but we do accept donations, which helps us to maintain a supply of equipment.

  • Service Area:West Grove
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Electric and manual hospital beds w/ mattress (trapeze bars and side rails available),
  2. 2Electric and manual wheelchairs,
  3. 3Electric Lift chairs (some that recline),
  4. 4Hover Lifts,
  5. 5Geriatric chairs,
  6. 6Walkers (with and without wheels),
  7. 7Bed side commodes,
  8. 8Toilet seat extenders,
  9. 9Shower and tub seats and transfer tub benches,
  10. 10Canes and crutches,
  11. 11Electric scooters,
  12. 12Diapers in their original packages.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served: n/a
  • Other Details: n/a 
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UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation – Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP)

Program Description:

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program is a project partially funded by the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation. 

The program provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon’s service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need them or from organizations who have collected the items. Volunteers help clean and refurbish the devices. After a final inspection by a qualified professional, the equipment is given to people in need.

  • Service Area:Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, Crawford, Trumbull, and Mahoning counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Mercer County-area residents who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment
  • Other Details: Their locations are in Farrell (Shenango Valley) and Greenville.
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Disability Options Network (DON) – DME Reuse Program

Program Description:

This program takes in gently used equipment, sanitizes it, and redistributes it to people in need. 

These efforts help get useful devices out of attics and garages and into the hands of people with disabilities who need them. Such as Walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, Transfer Chairs, Raised Toilet Seats, Shower Chairs, Reacher’s, and any other equipment that helps with independence.

  • Service Area:Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washingtonand Westmoreland counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Their locations are in New Castle and Greensburg.
  2. 2This program is made possible in part through funds from Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Commonwealth’s Assistive Technology Act Program at the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, funded through a grant from the Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health, and Human Services.

Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy – Re-Use It

Program Description:

Our Re-Use It program redistributes donated medical equipment and assistive technology to those in need. All the equipment is FREE.

  • Service Area: Pennsylvania
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals of all ages that are residents of Pennsylvania
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1All equipment is stored in our Johnstown location.
  2. 2This program is funded in part through a grant from Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), the Commonwealth’s Assistive Technology Act Program at the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, funded through a grant from the Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services. This program is also partly funded through the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.
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