If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Maryland, we've got you covered!
This page is a complete resource for free assistive devices (wheelchairs, scooters, and more) and independent living resources in the state of Maryland.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Maryland
9th District Health Committee
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Lends wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bath stools, crutches, and related items to anyone in need of medical supplies or equipment. It also accepts donations of durable medical equipment and health aids. Large items have a fee but will be refunded when the item is returned without damage. $50 deposit on wheelchairs, transfer benches, shower benches, walkers with seats, and scooters are required and will be refunded when the chair is returned without damage. No fee on other items.
Bay Area Center for Independent Living
Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Inc’s mission is to serve individuals with disabilities living across Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Bay Area CIL provides assessments and guidance for device choices, offers temporary loans for trial purposes and helps locate funding resources for purchases. The AT program is sponsored through Maryland’s Assistive Technology (MD TAP) and the United Way of the Eastern Shore. Bay Area CIL also works with the Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) to provide temporary portable ramps to those individuals who need wheelchair access to their homes.
Calvert County Office of Aging
Calvert County Office on Aging serves as the Area Agency on Aging. Area Agency on Aging is spread all across the US and they are a great resource to find information, referrals, and funding sources.
Chares County Aging and Senior Services
The Aging & Senior Programs Division maintains a medical equipment loan closet to facilitate the temporary provision of durable medical equipment to qualified persons. Supplies are limited to what is on hand at the time of the request but generally consist of walkers, canes, bath/shower benches, and transport wheelchairs. Please fill this contact form to apply.
Harford County Aging & Disability Resource Center Provides curb-to-curb, in-county transportation to senior citizens and persons with disabilities for medical appointments, rides to senior centers and for general purposes. Advanced reservations are necessary. Appointments can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance. Bus vouchers may be purchased through the Harford Transit LINK. They also provide Provides medical transportation to eligible Medical Assistance recipients.
Jill Fox Memorial Fund
The Jill Fox Memorial Fund provides grants to individuals with unmet medical and healthcare needs not paid for by medical insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources. However, Individuals can not submit applications on their own behalf and JFM accepts applications from degreed social workers or healthcare professionals (RN, Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapist, Physician, Case Manager, etc.)
Lutheran Church of St. Andrew
Lutheran Church of St. Andrew has a loan closet and provides medical equipment to people who can’t afford it.
Maryland Department of disabilities AT load program
The Assistive Technology Loan Program helps Maryland residents with disabilities and their families qualify for low-interest loans to buy equipment that will help them live, work, and learn more independently.
MD Assistive Technology Equipment Reuse
The Maryland Assistive Technology Equipment Reuse page is a project of the MD Technology Assistance Program. Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, adapted vehicles, magnifiers, beds, lifts, adapted keyboards, etc.
Mount Airy Lions Club
The Mount Airy Lions Club maintains one of the largest hospital equipment inventories in District 22W of Lions Clubs International. They will loan out this equipment to those in need in our service area. Borrowing this equipment is always subject to the availability of the inventory that they have on hand when you make your request. You will be required to provide photo identification and sign an agreement promising to maintain the equipment in the same condition you received it and return the equipment as soon as the need for its use ends.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA’s national equipment program helps provide good-condition, gently used wheelchairs and other medical equipment, such as shower chairs, hospital beds, walkers, canes, communication devices, and similar items, when available and as feasible.
Partners in Care
Partners In Care is a private non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization with locations at Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, and Upper Shore. They are offering programs and services that support the independence of older adults in our communities through transportation, handyman repairs, person-centered support, and social engagement programs. In exchange, members ask for assistance when needed.
The loan closet of Howard County
Howard County has a medical equipment loan closet for people who can’t afford the equipment they need to live an independent life. A medical referral completed on a Loan Closet Referral FORM is required from a qualified healthcare professional (PT, OT or MD) to receive equipment. Client or Caregiver must be a Howard County resident.