If you're looking for free wheelchairs, free mobility scooters, and other free mobility aids in Montana, 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 Montana.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchair and Assistive Devices in Montana
MonTECH has many equipment loan programs and an exchange program. After choosing a loan program, you can request items to borrow, or choose the exchange program to view or post items to buy, sell, or exchange. Program include Montana Assistive Technology Program, Wheels Across Montana Program, and Montana Assistive Technology Program—Exchange. They also have a financial assistance program. Each program has its requirements and can be found on their respective pages.
MSHH Doner Closet
MSHH is a group of volunteers who accept donations of medical equipment in good condition, refurbish it, and make it available to others at a very affordable “suggested minimum donation” amount. And, because they are a 501 (C)3 non-profit charity, any profit they make is made available to assist those in Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska with Multiple Sclerosis.
Marshall & Mary Brondum Special Assistance Foundation
The Marshall & Mary Brondum Special Assistance Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation funded by Marshall Brondum. The Foundation's purpose is to financially aid individuals whose needs are not or cannot be met by already existing charities and/or agencies. These needs may be (but are not limited to) medical, adaptive lifestyle, and financial.
North West Montana Veterans Food Pantry
The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Loan Program offered by Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry serves to provide low-income, at-risk individuals with medical equipment free of charge. The loan program is designed to offer Durable Medical Equipment to those who need assistance and those who don’t want to spend insurance money on short term care.
All medical equipment in the program has been donated by generous Montanans. Donated equipment is then processed, labelled, added to the database, and then stored upstairs by staff and volunteers. All proceeds made by selling equipment go directly to benefitting veterans in need and the cost of continuing this program.
Pioneer Medical Center
Pioneer Medical Center (PMC) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and 16-unit Assisted Living Facility located in beautiful Big Timber, Montana. Pioneer Medical Center has a service area of just under nineteen hundred square miles and provides medical services to the Sweet Grass County population of approximately 3,623 people.
In addition to end-of-life care, Hearts & Hands Hospice maintains a durable medical equipment loan closet, makes a monthly donation to a community member with health-related expenses, and provides education and support groups in the community.
The durable medical equipment available for the loan includes walkers, wheelchairs, bed-side commodes, and more. All equipment is loaned out free of charge to area residents.
Ravalli County loan closet
The good people at Ravalli County Council on Aging has made a loan closet available to all Ravalli County residents in need of Durable Medical Equipment. They loan walkers, bath benches, commodes, canes, crutches, wheelchairs and other equipment. A monetary donation is requested with each loan item to help sustain the Loan Closet.
Rural Dynamics offers Montana Assistive Technology Loans from MonTECH, providing Montanans with disabilities, or their family members, the ability to purchase assistive technology, for a variety of needs.
Summit Independent Living Center
Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. is a private, non-residential non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services designed to give people with disabilities the tools and resources that are needed to improve independence, self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and access to community resources. Summit serves people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual, and other disabilities.
Summit provides consumer and advocacy services to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties as well as works on a systemic level nationally and across Montana to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities.
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities concentrate on issues related to self-determination, education, employment, transportation, housing, recreation, health care, community inclusion and the overall quality of life of people with developmental disabilities.