Borrowing Medical Supplies
Individuals who need medical supplies due to an injury or surgery can contact our office to inquire about medical supply availability. Our supply of medical equipment is constantly changing but some of the supplies that are typically available include:
- Raised toilet seats and commodes
- Knee scooters
Items in the Medical Loan Closet are available by appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. Some items require a small non-refundable deposit. Once items are no longer needed, we ask that they are returned for the next person in need.
Medical Loan Closet Promotes Mobility and Independence
At 65 years old, Lorena injured her knee and struggled to recover. She had problems walking and couldn’t get to her kitchen, bathroom or bedroom independently. Lorena had a fixed income and couldn’t afford expensive medical equipment.
Lorena’s friend learned about Catholic Charities Medical Loan Closet. She borrowed a cane, knee brace, raised toilet seat and a mobile toilet. The borrowed equipment provided Lorena with much more than a helping hand; it allowed her to maintain her independence and dignity. Lorena said the equipment “saved me” during her recovery.
Contact the Medical Loan Closet nearest you.
Cottonwood Medical Loan Closet at Catholic Charities
736 N. Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Prescott Medical Loan Closet at Catholic Charities
434 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Frequently Asked Questions
The Medical Loan Closet is available to everyone, there is no age or financial disclosure necessary.
The Prescott Medical Loan Closet is available by appointment Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
The Cottonwood Medical Loan Closet is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. We are closed for lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Both locations recommend calling to inquire about equipment availability before coming in.
Deposits vary by location. The Prescott Medical Loan Closet requests a nominal donation of $5 for canes, $50 for knee scooters and $20 for most other equipment, but no one is turned away. The Cottonwood location requests a $10 non-refundable deposit.
Absolutely, both Medical Loan Closets will loan equipment to anyone. Please ensure you have transportation that will accommodate the medical equipment being borrowed.
Donations of used equipment in good condition are welcome. Please call first to make sure we have space for the equipment. We cannot accept equipment that is prescribed for a specific person like oxygen tanks, feeding tubes, etc. or large items like hospital beds and Hoyer lifts.
We do accept the following items: Wheelchairs with “feet”, tub benches and shower chairs, and walkers