Free Medical Equipment

Free Medical Equipment & Prosthetics for Cancer Patients
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated December 20, 2022.

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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Life Nets Free Wheelchairs for Cancer Patients

LifeNets Wheelchair Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Medical Prosthetics for Cancer Patients

Steps of Faith Prosthetics

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (615) 426-6034

Description:

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 Free Medical Equipment

Chive Charities

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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 Free Ostomy Supplies
Free Medical Equipment

Kindred Box Ostomy Supplies

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


Hair to Stay Free Cooling Cap Program

Hair to Stay

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

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 Free Hearing Aids

Starkey Hearing Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

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.


Friends of Man Free Medical Equipment Cancer Patients

Friends of Man

Main URL: Visit

Description:

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.


The Oley Foundation Free Medical Equipment for Cancer Patients

The Oley Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 776-6539

Description:

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.


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2 Comments

  1. 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.

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