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Free Medical Equipment in Tennessee

By Maurice

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

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

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

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Tennessee


List of Free Medical Equipment in Tennessee

Program Description:

The Chapter maintains an inventory of gently used durable medical equipment and assistive devices that can be loaned to registered Chapter members at no cost. 

We also have limited financial assistance available to our patients for the purchase of needed medical equipment.


  • Service Area: Tennessee
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • registered Chapter members
  • Other Details: n/a 

Program Description:

The Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP) is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology devices and services. 

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Through its four core programs: Funding Assistance, Device Demonstration, Device Loan and Device Reutilization, TTAP and a network of assistive technology centers help people with disabilities and their families find and get the tools that they need to live independent, productive lives where and how they choose.

TTAP partners with assistive technology centers in each region in order to cover the entire state.

TTAP Device Loan Program: Each of our five assistive technology centers has devices available for loan. These long or short-term loans are designed to increase the access to assistive technology so people with disabilities have an opportunity to see whether a specific device will meet their needs before making a purchasing decision. A device loan may also serve as a short term replacement device while their device is being ordered or repaired.

The TTAP Device Reutilization program gives new life to older yet functional technology by matching that technology with the needs of individuals who have disabilities who might not otherwise have the resources to purchase new technology. These devices are safe, in working condition, and are provided at no charge to the individual or family member.


  • Service Area: Tennessee
  • 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:
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    There are 5 assistive technology centers (see the next entries):
    a) Mid-South Access Center for Technology,
    b) The STAR Center,
    c) Signal Centers Assistive Technology Center,
    d) SPARK - (Formerly East Tennessee Technology Access Center),
    e) United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (UCP).
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Program Description:

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee serves Tennessee with programs targeted at our mission to advance the independence and full citizenship of people with disabilities. 

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We provide services to individuals of all ages who have a variety of disabilities with focus on disabilities that primarily affect mobility.

UCP provides durable medical and adaptive equipment to people throughout Tennessee, regardless of their diagnosis. UCP seeks new and gently used durable medical equipment to redistribute the donated items to individuals who have little or no insurance and no other resources to obtain the equipment they need to live their lives as independently as possible.


  • Service Area: Tennessee
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
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    Wheelchairs,
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    Scooters,
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    Grab bars,
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    Walkers,
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    Bath benches,
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    Toilet chairs,
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    Specialized strollers and car seats,
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    Bed rails,
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    Prone standers,
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    Gait trainers, etc.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals who have little or no insurance and no other resources to obtain the equipment they need.
  • Other Details:  
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    Equipment is available for individuals and non-profit/charitable organizations. Request for equipment from therapist/professionals should be for the specific persons of need. The Equipment Exchange Program is not intended to furnish equipment for healthcare businesses/professionals.
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    Since we have a waiting list for many items, please help us to serve our applicants fairly. We can only hold equipment for five (5) working days. After that we must make it available to the next person in need.
  3. 3
    UCP does not have vehicles to transport equipment. When we notify you that equipment is available, in most cases, you will need to make arrangements to pick up the equipment you have requested
  4. 4
    We would deeply appreciate your consideration of UCP when you have equipment you are no longer using. An equipment exchange is most effective when everyone makes contributions as well as requests to the program.
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Program Description:

Spark was founded in 1988 as the East Tennessee Special Technology Access Center. Spark provides loans of durable medical equipment including items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, etc.

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  • Service Area: East Tennessee (Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington counties)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals and service providers
  • Other Details:  
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    For more information about receiving or donating medical equipment, call 865-219-0130 x 230 or email Fernando.
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Program Description:

Signal Centers, Inc. is a community based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1957. 

Signal Centers Assistive Technology Services begin with a discussion/consultation, then demonstrate some technology options that could helpful to resolve their problems. The individual is then able to try some of the options using a hands on approach. Many of the items are available on a free 30 day loan.


  • Service Area: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The STAR Center’s mission is to help any person with any disability to realize their potential. Their primary service area is the 21 counties of West Tennessee.

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All available donated equipment will be given to community members at no cost thanks to the Tennessee Technology Access Program.


  • Service Area: West Tennessee
  • 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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    Questions? Call Tiffanie Medlin at 731.554.5105 or email her.
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Program Description:

The Mid-South Access Center for Technology (Mid-South ACT) is an assistive technology resource center providing services for individuals with disabilities in Memphis and the Mid-South region.

Advancing technologies and strategies to empower people with disabilities is at the core or research and activities within the Mid-South ACT.


  • Service Area: Memphis and the Mid-South region
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals with disabilities in Memphis and the Mid-South region
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    . No information found on their website. They mention being funded by TTAP, and TTAP mentions them as providing device loans.

Program Description:

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation was established in 2005 as a separately governed, nonprofit affiliate of Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Project ProCure offers donated new and used medical equipment to underserved, underinsured, uninsured, working poor and impoverished patients and families who have a medical need for equipment but no means to afford it on their own. Patients are screened before equipment is given to them.

The Foundation accepts gently-used medical equipment and new equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, hospital beds, braces, hearing aids, reachers, tub benches, specialty vehicles and many other medical devices.


  • Service Area: the Upper Cumberland
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
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    Wheelchairs,
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    Walkers,
  3. 3
    Canes,
  4. 4
    Crutches,
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    Hospital beds,
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    Braces,
  7. 7
    Hearing aids,
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    Reachers,
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    Tub benches,
  10. 10
    Specialty vehicles and
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    Many other medical devices.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • underserved, underinsured, uninsured, working poor and impoverished patients and families who have a medical need for equipment but no means to afford it on their own
  • Other Details:  
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    No information found on their website. They mention being funded by TTAP, and TTAP mentions them as providing device loans.
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Program Description:

Through programs in medical aid and relief, Healing Hands International has been able to provide the supplies needed to save and improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals. 

They receive items through generous donations, which they then provide to doctors, clinics and hospitals in order to help patients living in underdeveloped regions of the world.

Upon receiving medical supplies from HHI, churches and mission points distribute the medical aid to hospitals, clinics and individuals who are in need regardless of any bias. HHI is also able to provide short-term mission teams with the supplies needed to help those they are serving. Many times medical relief supplies are sent as a component of a larger international disaster program as well.


  • Service Area: Worldwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical supplies and new medical equipment
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • patients in underdeveloped regions of the world
  • Other Details:  
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    If you know of any businesses or individuals who can help in this area, please contact Cindy Herring.
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Program Description:

Crosslink Memphis is a medical supply ministry. Their mission is to equip medical mission teams with medical supplies and medicines as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all nations.

It is the policy of Crosslink Memphis that all donated materials given to us will be donated back out at no cost. Therefore other than a nominal processing charge and shipping cost (if any), supplies on our shelves are free of charge to any approved mission.


  • Service Area: Memphis, TN
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
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    Ace bandages; Coban bandage; Non-sterile & sterile roll cotton bandage; Skin cleanser; Primapore wound care dressing; Tongue depressors; Abd combined dressing; Surgical gloves, sz. 6-8.5; Adhesive surgical dressing; Non adherent dressing, l, m, s,; 2x2, 4x4 sterile and non-sterile gauze; Bandaids; Surgical sterile gowns, xl, l, m, s,;Lubricating jelly /ky; Dressing change kits; Iv start kit; Surgical masks; Cotton balls; Adhesive remover pre; Alcohol preps; Antiseptic preps; Tegaderm dressing, l, m, s,; Conforming bandages; Disposable sterile scalpel surgical blades, #10-22; Sterile syringe 3ml, 5ml, 10ml,; Cloth sterile tape 1”, 2”,; Cloth medipore tape, .5”, 2”,; Paper micropore tape, .5”, 1”, 2”, 3”,; Plastic tape, .5”,; Plastic transpore tape, 1”, 2”, 3”,; Transpore tape , 2”; Moist antiseptic wipes; Vaseline adaptic dressing, l, m, s,; Roll gauze,; Providone iodine preps.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • medical mission teams worldwide
  • Other Details:  
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    To donate supplies please fill out the form below. Use "Supplies Donation" in the subject field then specify the supplies you wish to donate, or inquire about our most urgent supply needs. A representative of Crosslink Memphis will follow up with your submission within the week.
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Program Description:

TARP is the first truly Rural -based Center in Tennessee, serving Eight Counties in Northwest and North-Middle Tennessee including: Benton, Dickson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stewart and Weakley Counties.

T.A.R.P. provides, to our consumers, free of charge, durable medical equipment not covered by insurance or for uninsured individuals with disabilities.

The program is dependent on community support, individual donations and returned loaned equipment, therefore, equipment availability is subject to supply. This service is vital in keeping our disabled community independent and living in their own homes and community


  • Service Area: Northwest and North-Middle Tennessee (Benton, Dickson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stewart and Weakley Counties)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • uninsured and underinsured individuals with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
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    To donate supplies please fill out the form below. Use "Supplies Donation" in the subject field then specify the supplies you wish to donate, or inquire about our most urgent supply needs. A representative of Crosslink Memphis will follow up with your submission within the week.
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Program Description:

The FOT loaner bank has both behind-the-ear hearing aids and FM systems available to children ages birth to three who reside in the state of Tennessee. 

Devices are on loan at no cost for 60 days and must be checked out by an audiologist with pediatric experience who is licensed in the state of Tennessee.


  • Service Area: Tennessee
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children ages birth to three who reside in the state of Tennessee
  • Other Details:  
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    The loaner bank is housed at Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville and managed by audiologists there. A wide variety of state of the art digital hearing aids are available through the Loaner Hearing Aid Bank.
    For questions contact Crista Froeling at 865-579-2496.

Program Description:

Large variety of durable medical equipment (wheelchair, hospital bed, etc.) and supplies available to the larger community based on need and availability.


  • Service Area: Memphis area
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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    1. No information about accepting donations and no information about equipment loan price. See Free wheelchairs, free mobility scooters, and other free mobility aids in Tennessee.
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    Church of Incarnation Parish – Lending Closet Ministry 901-853-7468

Program Description:

Church Health provides affordable healthcare to working uninsured or underinsured people and their families in Shelby County.


  • Service Area: Shelby county
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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    No information found about providing free medical equipment.
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    Currently, we care for more than 58,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $25.

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Hawkins and Sullivan Counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?Yes
  • Audience served:
  • uninsured, underinsured or those who wait for insurance to provide equipment
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    No information found about accepting donations.
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    For information contact Mike Bruce (865) 202-9022.

Program Description:

The durable medical equipment program was the brainchild of local physical therapists Gigi Logan and Susie Thompson who in 2000 

approached Chattanooga Goodwill with the idea of refurbishing medical equipment for people who otherwise could not afford it. Today, more than 5000 people throughout Chattanooga Goodwill’s 23 counties are assisted annually at no cost through HELPs.


  • Service Area: Chattanooga area (23 Counties across Southeast TN and Northwest GA)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals?n/a
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
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    They now partner with Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (FODAC), another nonprofit whose mission is to provide durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to individuals with disabilities. Many smaller medical items that are donated are sold in their stores or recycled.
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