What is the HELP Health Equipment Loan Program?

H.E.L.P., the Health Equipment Loan Program, also known as the HELP Medical Closet, is a community-based free loan program for durable medical equipment.

H.E.L.P. began in 2014 as a way to serve the local community. Research led us to believe that we had both a need and a readily available supply of used durable medical equipment. The gently used pieces were collected from businesses and individuals in the community. A location was found. Volunteers for manning the medical closet and for some pick-up and deliveries stepped up to the task.

Hospital Beds may be delivered and set up for residents of Augusta County and Staunton within a 25-mile radius of Churchville.

Equipment Loans are free regardless of financial circumstance. The standard loan for most durable equipment is three (3) months. Hospital beds are loaned for six months. Please call to renew if you need your loan longer.

Calls will only be answered during facility hours of operation on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Churchville Map with a 25-mile radius including Augusta County

Items accepted at the H.E.L.P. are:

  • Wheelchairs & Rollators
  • Bedside Commodes
  • Toilet Seat Risers / Frames
  • Bath Benches / Shower Seats
  • Swivel Seats
  • Standard Walkers
  • Canes and Crutches
  • Safety Frames / Shower Benches
  • Nebulizers
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • Chair Cushions
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Assistive Devices
    • Grabbers, Zipper Pulls, Buttoner, Long Handled Shoe Horn, Sock Assist, Leg Lifters
    • Tub Grab Bars
    • Walker Attachments
    • Bed rails & Leg / Wedge Pillows
    • Built Up Utensils, Divided Plate
    • Cloth Incontinent Pads
  • Over-Bed Table
  • Sealed Accessories / Consumable Supplies / Non-prescription
    • Chucks, Incontinence Briefs
    • Self Catheters, Tubing

Items that H.E.L.P can't accept are:

  • We cannot accept these items:
  • Medications
  • Syringes
  • CPAP / BiPAP machines
  • Equipment requiring a prescription to set or a medical specialist to supervise

Sealed Disposable Supplies
(as available):

  • Briefs & pads, bibs
  • O2 and Nebulizer Tubing
  • Gauze, bandages
  • Isolations gowns, masks
  • Colostomy & Catheter bags, medical specialist to supervise
  • Slings, brace stabilizers, ace wrap

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