If you're looking for free wheelchairs in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in South Dakota
1. ALS Association
The ALS Association, SD Chapter provides new and used durable medical equipment for persons with ALS living in the Chapter's service area. The equipment is housed at several sites throughout our service area and is loaned at no charge to persons with ALS.
If your physician and/or occupational/physical therapist tell you that you would benefit from medical equipment and your insurance will not cover the expense, they may be able to provide you with these items.
DakotaLink has contracted with the South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Medical Services to establish a program for the reuse of durable medical equipment and other Assistive Technology Devices commonly purchased for individuals eligible for Medicaid.
They have created a directory where all items listed for the ‘South Dakota Medical Equipment Recycle & Reuse will be displayed. You can view more information about an item by CLICKING on the ITEM NAME. The full item description, as well as all images listed with the item, will appear. You will find the item location, classification; date listed. If you have questions, please contact at the provided phone number.
3. Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act Center
Persons with disabilities living in South Dakota receive services and support from this office of the National Network of ADA Centers. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disability Act tailored to meet the needs of individuals and organizations in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah.
4. South Dakota Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The mission of the Division of Long Term Services and Supports is "To provide opportunities to enable older South Dakotans and adults who are disabled to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives while maintaining close family and community ties by promoting long term services and supports to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization."
If you or a loved one needs a mobility aid due to age or disability-related impairment, this agency is a great place to get information and recommendations.
5. Relay South Dakota - Equipment Distribution Program
If you or someone close to you cannot use communication tools such as the telephone or computer because of combined vision loss and hearing loss, The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution (NDBEDP) program may offer solutions to help stay connected with family and friends. The NDBEDP provides communication technology, assessment and training to eligible individuals.
6. South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this state agency is that US veterans living in South Dakota receive the benefits and assistance for which they are eligible. If deployment, active duty, or care provided by the VA left you with limited mobility, you may very well qualify for disability grants. Inquire about monetary assistance for a mobility aid by contacting them.