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Free Medical Equipment in Wisconsin

By Maurice

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

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

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 Wisconsin


List of Free Medical Equipment in Wisconsin

Program Description:

WisTech is Wisconsin's assistive technology program which provides:
1. Device demonstration,
2. Device loan,
3. Device reutilization and exchange,
4. Alternative financing programs,
5. Assistive technology training.

Device loans are short-term loans of assistive technology devices. Device loans are available at the regional independent living centers. Loans are available to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other interested persons.


  • Service Area: Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes/No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes/No
  • Audience served:
  • Wisconsin
  • Other Details: Device Loan (checked the CILs - those who have information about device loans and/or accept donations are listed bellow):
  1. 1
    North Country Independent Living - no info about accepting equipment donations, no price info for borrowing.
  2. 2
    Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin - has items for donation. CILWW manages a For Sale/Donation list for AT, medical equipment, etc.
    If you want to sell an item or you want to get on the email list, please contact Deb at 800-228-3287 ext. 202.
  3. 3
    Midstate Independent Living Choices - they have a loan closet, no info if they accept donations/provide equipment for free.
  4. 4
    Access to Independence - accept medical equipment donations, free equipment loans.
  5. 5
    Society’s Assets - they have over 1,000 items available for demonstration and loan from the Try-Out Program. No info about accepting donations or the cost of borrowing.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

WisTech is Wisconsin's assistive technology program which provides:
1. Device demonstration,
2. Device loan,
3. Device reutilization and exchange,
4. Alternative financing programs,
5. Assistive technology training.

Device reutilization and exchange involves the refurbishment, recycling, and repair of assistive technology devices. An inventory of used devices available for purchase through our partners or free items to be given away can be found on Wisconsin AT4ALL.


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

Program Description:

Access to Independence, Inc. is a non-profit, consumer controlled Independent Living Center (ILC) that provides advocacy, resources, and services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties in south-central Wisconsin.


  • Service Area: South-Eentral Wisconsin (Dane, Columbia, Green, and Dodge counties)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: All of our services are FREE to those who receive them
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The ADRC loans out medical equipment free of charge. Individuals return the equipment when no longer needed.


  • Service Area: Kenosha County
  • 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:

The UWSHC Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP) provides hearing healthcare to individuals in Dane County who cannot otherwise afford it. 

The UW Speech and Clinic donates hearing evaluation and hearing aid fitting and follow up services to HARP recipients.


  • Service Area: Dane County
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals in Dane County who cannot otherwise afford it
  • Other Details:
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The WISHES program provides hearing instruments for a six month period to newly identified deaf and hard of hearing children who are not Medicaid eligible and do not have other hearing aid insurance coverage.

This purpose of the WISHES program is to assure that all children (ages 0-18 years) identified with a hearing loss have access to auditory development of the brain through high quality hearing technology soon after identification.


  • Service Area: Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • newly identified deaf and hard of hearing children (ages 0 - 18) who are not Medicaid eligible and do not have other hearing aid insurance coverage
  • Other Details: Children ages 0-3 are given priority.
    Families may only access the program via their clinical audiologist.

Program Description:

The Wisconsin Lions Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of Wisconsin Youth and Adults.

The Wisconsin Lions Foundation offers low-cost hearing aids to Wisconsinites who cannot afford to purchase them on their own & who do not qualify for state-funded assistance. They accept as donations used eyeglasses and hearing aids.


  • Service Area: Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details: Children ages 0-3 are given priority.
    Families may only access the program via their clinical audiologist.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Team Up! With Families is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Katy’s Kloset is a service of Team Up! With Families. 

Katy’s Kloset is a non-profit medical equipment lending library that loans out and accepts donations of good, used, and durable medical equipment for children and adults.


  • Service Area: Waukesha area
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Medical equipment and unused medical supplies
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: Katy’s Kloset volunteers are accepting returns and donation of medical equipment and supplies via drive through drop off during scheduled hours.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Cudahy-St. Francis Interfaith Program for the Elderly is a non-profit, faith based organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for older adults in the 

Cudahy and St. Francis communities with the support of diverse congregations, religious groups, volunteers, and other community organizations.


  • Service Area: Cudahy and St. Francis (in Milwaukee city area)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: No information about accepting donations.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Sponsored by HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers, provides wigs, hats, and scarves to women experiencing the effects associated with cancer treatments. 

Breast prostheses and mastectomy bras are also available.


  • Service Area: Marinette, Oconto, Menominee, Shawano, Waupaca, Outagamie, Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Calumet, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Milwaukee
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Wigs, Hats, and Scarves. 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • women experiencing the effects associated with cancer treatments
  • Other Details:  
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The Health Equipment Lending Program at Good News Project (GNP) began in 2005 as our way to serve the local community. 

For those with limited income, little or no insurance, or the inability to qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, obtaining necessary equipment to remain independently living in the home can be overwhelming. The program is here to help individuals obtain these items at a level they can afford…to make life a bit easier.


  • Service Area: Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1
    We offer these items to the community at no charge, but we suggest a tax-deductible donation, per piece, to assist with overhead costs. A low suggested (tax-deductible) donation is suggested for each item.
  2. 2
    Disposable items are also available for sale at modest costs: adult briefs, bed pads/liners, etc.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

On January 1, 2019, NewBridge officially came into existence as a non-profit organization serving older adults in Madison and Monona.


  • Service Area: City of Madison and Monona
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • City of Madison and Monona residents
  • Other Details: Our services are free of charge depending on your income. Connect with us today at (608) 512-0000 to see how we can help you. 
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: DeForest area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • residents of DeForest, Windsor, and Vienna
  • Other Details: Donations are appreciated.
    The Gift and Thrift Nook is located in the Fireplace Room and features hand made crafts and resale of new or gently used items. We welcome donated items including hand-crafted creations. All items donated need to be clean and in good or new condition. We are unable to accept used clothing, bedding or stuffed animals.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. (NWDSS) is a nonprofit organization. Since 1975, NWDSS continues to provide programs and services to older adults and their families in the rural communities of Northwest Dane County, including Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mazomanie, Roxbury, Vermont, and Berry.


  • Service Area: rural communities of Northwest Dane County, including Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mazomanie, Roxbury, Vermont, and Berr
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • older adults and their families in the rural communities of Northwest Dane County, including Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mazomanie, Roxbury, Vermont, and Berry
  • Other Details: Donations are appreciated.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

The Senior Center provides services to older adults in the Villages of Waunakee and Dane and the Townships of Dane, Springfield, Westport and Vienna. 

We strive to provide advocacy, programs and services that assist seniors to maintain their dignity and remain independent in their own homes and communities.


  • Service Area: Villages of Waunakee and Dane and the Townships of Dane, Springfield, Westport and Vienna
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • older adults in the Villages of Waunakee and Dane and the Townships of Dane, Springfield, Westport and Vienna.
  • Other Details: 
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Stoughton Area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:
  1. 1
    A suggested minimum donation of $5.00 is appreciated for this equipment.
  2. 2
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox Valley (Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago counties)
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • individuals without insurance or resources to purchase items
  • Other Details: Their offices are in Green Bay and Fox Valley.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, staffed by volunteers, and funded entirely by donations of cash, and sales of donated equipment.

We have used scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, etc. and perform quality repairs and services for mobility needs of Veterans, their families, and others in need of such services. We also accept equipment donations.
Our priority is to serve veterans, and others within our community with mobility needs.


  • Service Area: Waupaca area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? No
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: Their offices are in Green Bay and Fox Valley.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Beginning in May 1984, our club has operated a medical equipment loan locker in order to serve the community. We collected over one million dollars’ worth of 

new and used medical equipment either by donation or purchase. We currently loan out an average of $550,000 of equipment annually to over 2000 customers.


  • Service Area: Larsen-Winchester
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    There is no charge for this equipment because it is a loan but donations are welcome. Donations help to replace worn equipment and fund community projects.
  2. 2
    We are located in the town of Larsen two buildings behind Clayton Town Hall and Fire Department building next to Trailhead Park.

Program Description:

The Mount Horeb Senior Center provides Case Management and nutrition services and resources for people 60+, to keep them living independently and safely in their own homes or apartments.

Durable medical equipment is available for loan at no cost. We have wheelchairs, walkers, bath benches, commodes, canes, raised toilet seats, etc. Please check with the Senior Center before purchasing adaptive equipment.


  • Service Area: Villages of Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds, and the Towns of Blue Mounds, Perry, Primrose, and Springdale
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? n/a
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • seniors in the Villages of Mount Horeb and Blue Mounds, and the Towns of Blue Mounds, Perry, Primrose, and Springdale
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
  • Sources:

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Superior
  • 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
    No information found about accepting equipment donations. Check with them.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Kindred Kids is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that provides a free lending library of toys, gear and specialized equipment to children with special needs.


  • Service Area: Columbus
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children with special needs
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us at wendy@kindredkids.org to see if we have what you are looking for available. We ask that you fill out and email our Loan Agreement Form to borrow equipment from Kindred Kids.
  • Sources:

Program Description:

Love, Inc. is a 501(c) non-profit organization headquartered in Burlington, Wisconsin with programs and services dedicated to serving disadvantaged families and individuals in Western Racine County.

Donated medical equipment and supplies are available for loan at no cost to area residents. We have a variety of equipment that anyone can borrow and keep for as long as needed. Items are on a first come, first serve basis and Inventory changes quickly.


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

Program Description:

Many community members have donated to our durable medical equipment closet. This equipment is loaned to community members as needed for no fee. Excess equipment is sent to missions in third world countries.


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

Program Description:


  • Service Area: Wisconsin
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1
    Alternating Pressure Overlay Mattresses;
  2. 2
    Bathtub Transfer Benches;
  3. 3
    Bed Rails;
  4. 4
    Bed Tables;
  5. 5
    Button Hooks;
  6. 6
    Canes;
  7. 7
    Caregiver Pagers;
  8. 8
    Commodes;
  9. 9
    Deluxe Walkers with Seat and Handbrakes;
  10. 10
    Dressing Sticks;
  11. 11
    Gait Belts;
  12. 12
    Hoyer Lifts;
  13. 13
    Key Turners;
  14. 14
    Long Handled Shoe Horns;
  15. 15
    Pivot Discs;
  16. 16
    Portable Ramps;
  17. 17
    Power Wheelchairs;
  1. 18
    Quad Canes;
  2. 19
    Raised Toilet Seats;
  3. 20
    Reacher Sticks;
  4. 21
    Remote/Speaker Phones;
  5. 22
    Semi-Electric Hospital Beds;
  6. 23
    Slide Boards;
  7. 24
    Standard Walkers;
  8. 25
    Standard Walkers with Wheels;
  9. 26
    Shower Chairs;
  10. 27
    Sock Pullers;
  11. 28
    Specialized Eating Utensils;
  12. 29
    Toilet Safety Bars;
  13. 30
    Tub Grab Bars;
  14. 31
    Wheelchairs (Power and Manual);
  15. 32
    Wheelchair Cushions;
  16. 33
    Wheeled Shower Chairs;
  17. 34
    Wireless Door Chimes.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • people with ALS who are registered Chapter members.
  • Other Details: n/a 

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