More Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse Organizations in Massachusetts


Statewide

In addition to REquipment (this website) …

GetATStuff

GetATStuff Massachusetts is a free online exchange service where registered users post assistive technology equipment for sale or donation and look for needed equipment. Pick-up is arranged directly with the seller/donor. Visit getatstuff.massmatch.org to learn more and browse equipment.

Contact: toll-free (877) 508-3974, email info@massmatch.org.

Greater Boston Region

Hospital Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P)

H.E.L.P. operates on Saturday mornings only (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) by volunteers from the Masons. DME, such as wheelchairs, rollators, tub benches, hospital beds, sling lifts, canes, commodes, etc., is available to borrow free for home use. Pick up only, no delivery.

Contact: 500 West Cummings Park (rear), Washington Street, Suite 1150, Woburn, (781) 322-1052. Visit smd-help.org.

Quincy Helping Hand

Serves cities and towns around Quincy, MA, with donated DME, including walkers, manual wheelchairs, crutches, canes, commodes, and tub benches.

Contact: (617) 472-9877. Visit repbruceayers.com/helpinghand.

South Shore Region

Scituate Etrusco Associates

Scituate Etrusco Associates provides loans of gently used DME such as manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and tub seats for use by residents of Scituate, Rockland, Hull, Hanover, Hingham, Cohasset, Marshfield, Norwell, Duxbury, Pembroke, and Kingston. Accepts hospital beds but not power wheelchairs.

Contact:  (781) 545-4411, M-F, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, scituateetrusco1@gmail.com, 1 Common Street Scituate, MA. Visit scituateetrusco.org.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod Hospital Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)

Cape Cod H.E.L.P. loans wheelchairs, rollators, tub benches, hospital beds, sling lifts, canes, commodes, etc., free for home use. Pick up only, no delivery. They are open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Operated by the Masons.

Contact: 1989 Falmouth Road (Rt. 128) in Centerville, (774) 552-2299. Visit capecodhelp.org.

Western Region

Stavros Center for Independent Living

Stavros accepts donated DME in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. Refurbishes DME and delivers within their service area. Stavros is home to one of the REquipment Reuse Partner centers and also provides a DME loaner program.

Contact: Hector Lebron, (800) 804-1899, or (413) 800-5623, info@stavros.org or hlebron@stavros.org

United Cerebral Palsy of Western Massachusetts

UCP of Western Massachusetts operates a REquipment Reuse Partner center and a loaner program. Accepts and refurbishes donated wheeled mobility and other DME devices in Berkshire County. Provides DME at no cost. Delivery is available.

Contact: REquipment at (800) 261-9841, email info@dmereuse.org. Visit dmereuse.org.

Western Massachusetts H.E.L.P.

Western Mass H.E.L.P. loans wheelchairs, rollators, tub benches, hospital beds, sling lifts, canes, commodes, etc., free for home use. Pick up only, no delivery. They are open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Pick up and drop off only (no delivery). Operated by the Masons.

Contact: 72 Broad St, Westfield, (413) 301-3293, email Warpblade@comcast.net. Visit westernmasshelp.org.

Franklin County TRIAD

TRIAD’s Medical Equipment Loan Program delivers donated medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes, canes, walkers, and rollators. All equipment is free of charge.

Contact: 160 Elm Street, Greenfield, MA 01301, (413) 774-4726. Visit fcso-ma.us

Other Organizations Loaning DME in Massachusetts

Other Reuse Options

  • Craigslist– an online community of buyers and sellers of all types of items. Check the Beauty & Health section of Craigslist in your area. Visit craigslist.com.
  • Freecycle– an online group of local members who donate all types of items for free. Search by zip code to find and join your local Freecycle group at freecycle.org

Other New England Programs

Programs Providing Access Ramps

Need a ramp to get in and out of your home? Ramps range from simple threshold or portable ramps to ramp systems and custom-made ramps.

AT Regional Centers (ATRCs)

ATRCs provide loaner ramps and advise on the right equipment for individual needs. The service is free. ATRCs are located in Boston, Worcester, and Pittsfield.

Contact: (800) 244-2756 for Boston or Worcester (these centers are operated by Easter Seals for MassMATCH), and (413) 442-1562 for Pittsfield (operated by UCP-Berkshire for MassMATCH). Visit massmatch.org/inventory.

Stavros CIL

Stavros in Amherst loans portable ramps and has a Home Sweet Home program that builds ramp systems for individual needs.

Contact: Stavros’ Home Sweet Home at (413) 256-0473 ex 201. Visit stavros.org/hsh.

Programs Accepting and Providing Hospital Beds

Hospital Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P)

H.E.L.P. operates in Greater Boston, Western Mass, and Cape Cod. See these regions above for the respective contact information.

Franklin County TRIAD

Franklin County TRIAD provides/accepts hospital beds. See above for contact information.

The Hospital Bed Project

The Hospital Bed Project is an electric hospital bed reuse program that serves CT, MA, RI, and parts of NH.

Contact: (860) 558 5064 or email thehospitalbedproject@gmail.com. Visit thehospitalbedproject.org.

Programs Accepting Donated Medical Supplies

Scituate Etrusco Associates 

Scituate Etrusco Associates accepts donated medical supplies as well as DME Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Contact
: 1 Common Street Scituate, MA. (781) 545-4411scituateetrusco1@gmail.com. Visit scituateetrusco.org

Programs or Businesses Accepting Used Stairlifts

Oakley Home Access

Accepts some used stairlifts. Sells used stairlifts.

Contact: (401) 429-3882

Visit OakleyHomeAccess.com

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revised: 11/23

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