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Help us meet the need

 St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program is reaching out to community members in greater St. Louis and Crystal City, asking them to please clean out their closets and basements and donate wheelchairs and other health equipment to the St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP). The items will be put to use helping others. "We literally are getting calls daily from people needing to get a loved one out of bed,  who are unable to get what they need, whether it be a wheelchair or a lift," said Karen Lanter, executive director. 

 

Instead of the usual 30 requests on average per day for help, more than 50 has become the norm, overwhelming the organization's supplies. Local healthcare professionals report a shortage of this vital equipment and wait-times are worse than ever in securing basic items for patients. Health care professionals and patients report supply-chain hang-ups and increased Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance requirements. These factors are creating havoc in helping and healing the sick in our community. 

What we need

  • Wheelchairs

  • Shower equipment: 

  •     Grab bars

  •     Bedside commodes

  •    Shower chairs

  •    Elevated toilet seats 

  • Wound care products 

  • Adult incontinence products

  • Hospital beds (Invacare brand only)

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How to donate 

To donate health equipment to St. Louis Health Equipment Lending, click here or call 314-897-HELP (4357). All donations, including equipment, are tax-deductible. 

 

To drop off health equipment: 

 

9709 Dielman Rock Island Industrial Drive, 

St. Louis MO  (Olivette) 63132

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 

 

302 Bailey Road

Crystal City, MO  63019

Tuesday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

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Who we are 

For more than 15 years, St. Louis Health Equipment has been repurposing health equipment, repairing and reusing the items, diverting items from landfills, while helping people regain their health and mobility. We are a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to helping people manage healthcare crises.  Learn more