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 nonprofits and agencies that offer free medical equipment and prosthetics to help ease the life of a cancer patient. These no-cost supplies and equipment include everything from mobility equipment to lymphedema and mastectomy supplies. There is never a fee to request help; all 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.
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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: https://fleenerfamilyfoundation.org/about-us.
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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 http://www.hairtostay.org/apply-for-a-subsidy/.
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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 https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Hear-Now or call toll free (800) 328-8602 for help over the phone.
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 http://www.hopeandhugs.com/hope-hugs-port-pillow-project/.
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: https://www.friendsofman.org/apply-step-by-step.php.
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, however, shipping charges may apply. To learn how to request items, visit http://oley.org/?page=Equipment_Exchange#Request.