DC Shares is Now Open!
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Durable medical equipment (DME) is any type of equipment that assists individuals who are disabled, ill or injured, more easily manage their personal needs and daily activities.
It is a benefit included in some insurances and in Medicaid/Medicare plans.
DC SHARES provides durable medical equipment to eligible citizens in need - free of charge.
DC Shares provides durable medical equipment (DME) such as:
Disposable medical supplies such as gloves, blood testing strips and incontinence products are sometimes available. Please call for more information.
To receive durable medical equipment through DC Shares a person must be a resident of the District of Columbia and have an income level of less than $20,000 per year.
Availability of both durable medical equipment and disposable supplies varies daily and is based on what is donated. Equipment is distributed on a first come first serve basis. We do not deliver or pick-up equipment.
If you cannot come to the DC Shares office a representative may pick up the equipment for you. The representative can be a family member, social worker, physical therapist or rehab counselor.
When you or your representative visit the DC Shares office, please bring proof of residency AND proof of income.
Proof of Residency:
Proof of Income:
Call or email DC Shares. Staff will provide detailed information.