Medical Loan Closet

The Society for Disabilities operates one of the Valley’s largest durable medical loan closets to meet the growing  needs of the community who are experiencing a temporary or permanent disability. We offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity to obtain the equipment they need at no cost. If medical insurance does not cover the equipment that an individual needs or is taking too long to provide that equipment, the Society for Disabilities wants to help.

We serve all individuals with a temporary or permanent disability including, but not limited to, senior citizens, veterans, low-income, uninsured and underinsured.  We lend out to all individuals suffering from any disabling condition including but limited to: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, cancer, cerebral palsy, physically incapacitated or recovering from an injury or surgery.

We loan durable medical equipment to individuals that live in Stanislaus County free of charge. If you live outside of Stanislaus County we charge a nominal “cash only” deposit that will be returned to you once you return the equipment.

If you have a temporary need, you may borrow adaptive medical equipment if you are:

  • Recovering from an injury or surgery;
  • Waiting for insurance coverage approval;
  • Not insured or underinsured;
  • Helping a friend or relative accept the idea about using medical equipment to improve mobility and gain independence

Tips to consider before you borrow medical equipment:

  • Determine what you need – including size, special features, etc.
  • Speak with your medical provider(s) if you have questions on specific needs
  • Call us at 209-524-3536 to inquire if we have the equipment you need in stock. If we do, please make an appointment to complete your registration and pick up medical equipment.

Durable Medical Equipment that may be available to borrow: (All equipment is subject to availability. We rely on donations & the return of loaned equipment. Some items may have a waiting list.)

Please call 209-524-3536 for availability of items and to set an appointment.

3 in 1 Commodes Electric Wheelchairs & Scooters* Lift Chairs* Walkers with seats
Adult Diapers (limited in sizes) Glucose meters Shower chairs Wheelchairs*
Bath transfer benches Hemi-Walkers* Slide Boards
Blood Pressure monitors Hospital Beds* Toilet Risers
Canes Hoyer lifts* Walkers

*Requires a prescription from a physician

Please keep in mind that these items are not guaranteed to be in stock. If it is not in stock we would be happy to receive contact information to be put on a waiting list. We depend on the generosity of our community to donate these much needed items to us so that we may loan them out to you. All of the durable medical equipment in the Loan Closet has been donated to the organization.

When donated equipment arrives, it receives a thorough inspection, cleaning and repair to ensure that all equipment is in good working order. We are assisted by the outstanding work of volunteers who provide assistance to inspect, repair and clean the donated equipment.

Please call 209-524-3536 to see if the item you need is in stock or if you would like to donate durable medical equipment for our loan closet.

All donations are appreciated.