Free Medical Equipment for Cancer Patients
Medical equipment can be expensive, even with insurance. Cancer patients should never have to worry about affording the care and equipment they need. Please know there are governmental and nonprofit agencies that are ready to help with these expenses.
In this section, you will discover the national programs that offer free medical equipment and prosthetics to help ease the life of a cancer patient. The no-cost supplies and equipment here include everything from mobility equipment to lymphedema and mastectomy supplies. There is never a fee to request help; all medical products and programs are provided free of charge to cancer patients.
Please review all of the free offers below and then contact the agency for specific program requirements and application. We hope you find the medical equipment and supplies you need in the links below. ❤️
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LifeNets Wheelchair Program
National nonprofit that matches available donated wheelchairs to those in need all at zero cost to the recipient. This program is available throughout the USA. To view the current available inventory and sign up to request a wheelchair, please visit this link.
Steps of Faith Prosthetics
Phone: (615) 426-6034
National nonprofit public charity dedicated to providing free prosthetics to amputees in the USA needing financial support. Steps of Faith provides uninsured and underinsured amputees get the prosthetic limbs they need to restore mobility. Please visit this link to apply.
Chive Charities is a national nonprofit that provides free medical equipment for recipients in the USA with life-altering or life-threatening needs. From therapy equipment like adaptive tricycles and robotic walkers to service dogs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and a wide range of mobility items, Chive Charities helps fund uncovered costs of medical equipment nationwide for free. Please visit this link to apply.
Kindred Box Ostomy Supplies
Kindred Box is a national nonprofit organization that provided free ostomy supplies and access to expert care to those patients in the USA who are without health insurance (or who are under-insured) and unable to afford the cost of these medical devices. Eligibility is based on financial need. To apply, please complete the request form here.
Fleener Family Foundation Warrior Cold Caps
The Fleener Family Foundation, in partnership with Warrior Caps, provides free cold cap rental packages to cancer patients in active chemotherapy treatment with demonstrated financial need. Those concerned with treatment-related hair loss in the USA who earn less than 300% of the federal poverty level are encouraged to apply. Please go here to download the application at the bottom of the page.
Friends of Ostomates
Friends of Ostomates is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization, that provides ostomy supplies and educational resources at no cost to cancer patients in need. To request free supplies, please complete the form on the website here and a care coordinator will be in touch to arrange help.
Hair to Stay
Contact: Get in Touch
Hair to Stay provides need-based grants up to $1000 to offset the expense of scalp cooling systems for chemotherapy patients being treated in the United States who are at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. For application, please visit the online Hair to Stay form here.
Starkey Hearing Foundation
Contact: Get in Touch
The Starkey Hearing Foundation provides free hearing aids to US residents who can demonstrate financial need through their Hear Now program. Eligibility is based on income which is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. To apply, visit the Starkey Hearing Foundation website or call toll free (866) 354-3254 for help over the phone.
Hope and Hugs Port Pillows
Free port pillows for any cancer patient to help provide cushion and protection while riding in the car. These provide an effective way to avoid irritation from the seatbelt. To request your free handmade port pillow for yourself or someone you’re caring for, visit the Hope and Hugs website form here.
Friends of Man
Financial help for hearing aids, medical equipment, mobility equipment, and orthopedic shoes, prostheses, and wheelchairs. This program requires application by your doctor or other medical professional and eligibility is based on your financial need/funds availability. Please have your doctor (or other professional) use this link to apply for the program.
Phone: (800) 293-3362
Free alert band to any patient with or at risk of developing lymphedema. You can fill out the form here for your free band: http://lymphedema.com/alertband.htm.
Offers free referrals to ramp accessibility funding and building services across the USA. To locate providers in your state, please visit this searchable national database of builders and supplies here.
The Oley Foundation
Phone: (800) 776-6539
This free program connects those in need of enteral formula, pumps, tubing and other supplies with families who have items to donate. Products are free to recipients in the USA with demonstrated financial need. To learn how to request items, please visit this page for information about the national Equipment/Supply Exchange Program.
I have a neighbor who cannot afford any equipment and she feels embarrassed after her surgery. Can I fill out the form for knitted knockers on her behalf?
Hi Haley! I think it’s very kind of you to think of your friend. Your best (and quickest) bet is to follow the link to the Knitted Knockers website and ask them directly.