If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Oregon, 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 Oregon.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Oregon
Access building community
ACCESS is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and Community Action Agency of Jackson County. Access building community loan medical equipment at no cost to residents who have short-term needs. There is no eligibility requirement; they only ask those in need to fill out a liability waiver and return the equipment in working order. They also accept donations of clean, durable equipment in good working condition.
Access Technologies, Inc.
Provides equipment and training to people with significant combined hearing and vision loss so they can stay connected to friends and family. ATI’s Demonstration and Lending Library makes exploring Technology options easy and cost-effective. Examples of Technology in the Device Loan Library include Assistive Listening Aids, Ergonomic Keyboards, Magnification Aids, Portable Ramps, and Voice Recognition. Access the loan library here.
The ALS Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter
The ALS Association’s Oregon & SW Washington Chapter loans out durable medical equipment and augmentative communication devices, free of charge, to individuals with ALS.
Clearview Disability Resource Center
Clearview, a nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization, has created a community-based Medical Loan Closet to help individuals in need of temporary use of medical equipment at no charge. The equipment they provide include wheelchairs, commodes, walker, canes, shower chairs, and many accessories. You check out the equipment needed for a duration of 1 day to 3 months and then return it when you are finished.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Oregon develops and administers grant proposals both nationally and locally to secure funding for Habitat homeownership and repair programs. They also coordinate employee charitable fund drives across the state and the Oregon Charitable Tax Check-Off Program. They can help you with home modification to make your home more accessible.
Home Access & Repair for the Disabled and Elderly
The Washington County Office of Community Development offers low-interest housing rehabilitation loans and grants to benefit low and moderate-income Washington County residents.
The loan may be used to finance many types of necessary critical repairs, including roofing, plumbing, electrical and heating systems repair or replacement. Weatherization, structural repairs, exterior painting, and accessibility improvements are also eligible repairs. All work must be done by licensed, bonded contractors. The program's staff is available to assist clients in determining the work to be done, estimating the cost, arranging for contractor bids and monitoring the work. Loans are available for amounts up to $25,000.
Hollywood Senior Center
For more than 45 years, the Hollywood Senior Center has focused on offering a diverse range of services with the singular focus of empowering older adults to live their lives with independence, and a sense of fulfillment. They can help you with medical equipment as they accept donations of medical equipment. Contact them to see if they have the equipment available you need to make your life more independent.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland has a free medical equipment closet of new and refurbished equipment. The closet contains manual and motorized wheelchairs, scooters, canes and other various types of products. All requests must be accompanied by proof of MS diagnosis and recipients must live in Oregon or SW Washington.
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Inc.
Through partnerships with vision providers and Lions Clubs of Oregon, U.S. residents 18 and older living at 200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for free eye exams and eyeglasses. The Patient Care Program provides sight and hearing surgeries and related medical treatments for low-income adults. In the past 12 months, the state-wide network of medical professionals provided 175 vital sight and hearing surgeries for Oregonians in need.
Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities
The Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (O4AD) is a leading voice advocating for seniors and persons with disabilities across the state. Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities provide several services to elders and adults with disabilities. Contact your local agency for information on services that may be available to you, or contact the general office using the contact information below.
Oregon K Plan – Community First Choice Medicaid Program
Under the K Plan, long-term home and community supports are made available for seniors and physically disabled individuals under Oregon’s state Medicaid plan. This option is also referred to as the K Option, the 1915(k) state plan option or more formally as the Community First Choice (CFC) Option.
The program allows Oregon residents who are eligible for the state Medicaid plan, and who also require an institutional level of care (such as nursing home care), to receive assistance with daily living activities, like bathing, grooming, light housecleaning, meal preparation, and grocery shopping. Other supports include community transportation, durable medical equipment, home modifications, and more.
ReFIT: Remodeling for Independence Together
This program helps homeowners who need to increase the accessibility of their home. The homeowner or family member living in the home must have limited mobility and/or functional limitation and the household must have an income below 80% of the median income (may be waived under certain circumstances).
St. John Episcopal Church
St. John’s primary outreach program is the medical equipment lending program. The St. John’s Medical Loan Closet aims to help our neighbors by temporarily lending mobility equipment at no charge.
Equipment is lent to people recovering from accidents or surgery, or who are facing the end of life. They also lend stopgap pieces of equipment while clients await full purchase authorization from their insurance carrier.
This organization has several programs for home modification: Adapt-A-Home, Add-A-Bar, and Nuts and Bolts. These programs are for people with physical disabilities who qualify as low-income by HUD guidelines, and who live in the Cities of Beaverton, Gresham, Portland, or unincorporated Multnomah County.