The Aging & Senior Programs Division maintains a medical equipment loan closet to facilitate temporary provision of durable medical equipment to qualified persons. Supplies are limited to what is on hand at the time of the request, but generally consist of: walkers, canes, bath/shower benches, and transport wheelchairs.
Equipment on-hand in the loan closet can be checked out, free of charge, for a period of 90 days. A client contact form must be completed and signed for all borrowed equipment. At the end of the 90-day loan period, equipment must be returned sanitized and in good working condition. An extension of up to an additional 90 days may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, should the loan closet have sufficient inventory.
In order to better meet individual needs please call 1-855-843-9725 to check on availability and eligibility* for loan closet items prior to coming to our facility.
Those anticipating the use of durable medical equipment on a long term basis are encouraged to obtain equipment through their health insurance provider or from a private medical supply company. Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies will supply necessary Durable Medical Equipment with an appropriate certification of need by a health care provider.
Individuals who would like more information or assistance with obtaining insurance approval for Durable Medical Equipment purchases or would like more information regarding their service needs should contact an Options Counselor with the Maryland Access Point at 1-855-843-9725. The Options Counselor will be able to discuss the many services, benefits and programs available in Charles County.
* Eligibility may need to be verified as some equipment has been purchased with grant funds thus restricting eligibility to specified populations.