Medical Appliance Loan Program

Medical appliances are expensive and most are not covered by Medicaid, Medicare and even some private insurance programs. When there is no other resource available, 232-HELP’s Medical Appliance Loan Program can provide wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other medical appliances to eligible individuals. Generous donations from members of our community make this program possible.

To qualify, patients must live in Acadiana and are required to sign a user agreement.

The appliance requested must be medically necessary. To apply for the Medical Appliance Loan Program call us at (337) 232-4357.

The Medical Appliance Loan Program provided over seven thousand dollars’ worth of wheelchairs, one thousand dollars’ of medical supplies, $480 in walkers and other medical appliances in the year of 2014 alone. The following list some of the items that are available through the Medical Appliance Loan Program:

  • Back Braces
  • Bath Benches (no back)
  • Bath Benches (with back)
  • Blood Glucose Meters
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Boots, Fracture 
  • Cancer Hats 
  • Canes & Quad Canes 
  • Commodes, Bedside 
  • Crutches, Forearm
  • Crutches
  • Diapers and Chucks
  • Foot Soaks / Vibrates
  • Knee Bracers
  • Nebulizers
  • Tub Transfer Benches
  • Walkers (with and withoutwheels)
  • Wheelchairs 
  • Walkers (with a seat) 
  • Toilet Seats, Raised