Durable Medical Equipment: Medicare, Financial Aid, and Loans

Learn what constitutes “durable medical equipment”

  • Durable medical equipment typically refers to items such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower benches, portable commodes, and hospital beds.
  • See Medicare’s definition of “durable medical equipment.”

Learn when Medicare pays for durable medical equipment

  • Medicare web page summarizes when Medicare covers durable medical equipment.
  • Medicare web page summarizes types of equipment typically covered.
  • 16 page Medicare booklet gives detailed information on Medicare’s coverage of durable medical equipment.  The booklet also is available in Spanish.

Find a Medicare certified medical equipment supplier

Learn about DC metro financial aid for medical equipment

Find free loans of medical equipment in the DC metro area

  • Iona’s Medical Equipment Loan Closet provides free loans of donated durable medical equipment to anyone in need.  For more information, call 202-895-9448 (option 4) or email info@Iona.org.
  • The Washington Area Wheelchair Society provides free loans of donated durable medical equipment to low-income residents of DC, MD, and VA.  For more information, call 301-495-0277.
  • DC Shares provides free loans of donated durable medical equipment to low-income DC residents.  For more information, call 202-332-2595.

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