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.
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.
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.
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.