Health Equipment Loan Program

Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
Cap Services staff and volunteers operate the North Shore Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program. The program lends basic medical equipment, by donation, on a short term basis to people of all ages who are recovering from surgery, illness, or injury.

Items are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. A referral from a regulated health care provider is required for all equipment loans. The referral should specify the equipment needed and any applicable measurements. The client is responsible for arranging pickup and for the return of the equipment at the same location, clean and in good repair.

There is no fee for borrowing equipment, but the sustainability of the program depends largely on the monetary support of its users. Tax receipts are available for donations. All equipment for this program is provided by the Red Cross.

Hours of operation are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Interested parties are advised to call first to check on availability of desired items. Please check out our list of available items.

For further information on the program please contact administration by email or by phone at  604.988.7115.

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