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Listing: Medical Lending Closet Directory


Medical lending closets are an alternative to purchasing short used equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, canes and bath seats for a short duration such as rehabilitation recovery or a visiting relative. 

For people seeking assistance outside of the Chicago area, please contact your local village, township hall, faith/worship congregations, or senior center for lending closets in your town. 

Great Lakes Loan Closets - Free or Low Cost Medical Equipment
Serving Michigan, Wisconsin, Northern Indiana & Northern Illinois

Heart to Heart | St. Gertrude Catholic Church (stgertrudechicago.org), Ministry Center
6214 North Glenwood Ave 
Chicago, IL 60660  (773)-973-5464

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) 
The IATP is a statewide program that assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining assistive technology, including medical equipment. They have a loan program that allows individuals to borrow equipment. (800) 852-5110

Devices 4 the Disabled – Give the Gift of Mobility
Chicago - multiple locations
Email: info@supportd4d.org  (773) 870-1553

Equip for Equality
Equip for Equality is an Illinois-based nonprofit organization that provides information and advocacy for people with disabilities. They have a medical equipment reuse program that may be able to assist or provide referrals. (800) 537-2632 

Providing Help and Hope | Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org)
Loan Equip Assistance
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500A
Chicago, IL (312) 873-1440

Figueroa Wu Family Foundation
The Pilsen Social Health Initiative at 1850 South Throop in Chicago 
This organization was started by Dr. Figueroa and Dr. Wu. They have a large supply of donated rolling walkers, bathroom equipment, canes and a few wheelchairs. contact: pilsenshi@gmail.com
Phone Number: 773-812-3150, 773-512-2657

DME | Durable Medical Exchange (ucpseguin.org) 
DME helps people find hospital beds, motorized and manual wheelchairs, pediatric therapy equipment, canes and walkers. Nearly 3,204 pieces of durable medical equipment have been given to people who otherwise could not afford them708.444.8460 x 230

St. Gertrude Parish
Wheelchairs, Walkers, Rollators, Canes, Commodes, Raised Toilet Seats, Bath Chairs, and Bath Benches.6214 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60660 | 773-973-5464

See also the Lending Closet Directory at ElderWerks

This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.
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