Equipment and Supplies
Equipment and Supplies are medically necessary equipment, accessories, supplies and devices that are purchased, rented, and repaired for individuals with disabilities or complex medical conditions.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Supplies, and Oxygen
Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Supplies, and Oxygen are items such as mobility equipment, absorbent products, Personal Emergency Response Systems, oxygen and respiratory equipment, and augmentation and alternative communication devices. DME, supplies and oxygen are available through MassHealth.
MassMATCH Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program
MassMATCH Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program provides information on how people can find, try, borrow, fund and buy AT devices. The program is federally funded and managed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Prosthetics and Orthotics include shoes, braces, artificial limbs, and splints. Prosthetics and orthotics are available to people eligible for MassHealth.
REquipment is a program that collects donated durable medical equipment (DME), cleans and refurbishes the DME and reassigns it to adults and children with disabilities and seniors in Greater Boston and Central MA. REquipment is a collaborative project jointly funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Department of Developmental Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation, The Shapiro Family Foundation and other private funders.
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP)
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP) provides low interest loans to qualified people with disabilities and their families to purchase assistive technology devices and services that will help them lead more independent lives. Contact Easter Seals at 800-244-2756 x 431 or 800-564-9700 (TTY) or MassATLoan@eastersealsma.org or visit http://www.massatloan.org/
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistive Technology & Hearing Ear Dogs
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistive Technology & Hearing Ear Dogs has information on assistive technology and hearing ear dogs for people with deafness or hearing loss. For more information call 617-740-1600.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has an Assistive Technology Fund Program
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has an Assistive Technology Fund Program can help pay for the purchase of one hearing aid if income eligible. This is a last resort source for funding. The income guideline is one hearing aid per person. Income must be below $60,000. They do require proof of income, last year’s tax return or a letter from Social Security that no income tax is due. Currently waiting to see if this program will continue to be funded. For more information contact Mary Macone at 617-740-1700.
Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP)
If you are a Massachusetts resident with a permanent disability that in the majority of circumstances limits your ability to use the telephone effectively you may be eligible to receive assistive telephone equipment / adaptive communication equipment at a reduced rate. Under the program, equipment is available to individuals who have cognitive, hearing, motion, speech or vision impairments. Call 800-300-5658 for application form. Visit Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP).