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Healthcare Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

NDAD's Healthcare Equipment Loan Program (HELP) provides home healthcare equipment and other durable medical pieces at no charge for up to 90 days. The program is available through all five NDAD client services offices.

Before you borrow or return equipment, please review our cleaning and disinfecting guide, and our loan agreement.
medical equipment
This popular NDAD equipment-for-loan program includes, but is not limited to:
  • Manual and power wheelchairs and accessories
  • Scooters
  • Bed rails    
  • Shower chairs and transfer benches
  • Portable ramps  
  • Canes of various types
  • Bathtub and shower safety railings  
  • Commodes  
  • Gait belts  
  • Grab bars  
  • Toilet seat risers, rails and safety frames 
  • Rollators  
  • Walkers, knee walkers and walker trays  
  • Crutches  
  • IV poles
  • Leg lifters
Equipment borrowers range from people who have been injured or are recovering from illnesses or surgery to people with congenital or other long-term health challenges.

Some people need the equipment for only a short period of time, making a purchase nfeasible. Others borrow equipment for days, weeks or a few months until they purchase like or similar equipment themselves, either on their own, through insurance providers, or through other program assistance. 

In 2021, NDAD loaned 3,858 pieces of durable medical equipment, saving North Dakotans and borrowers in nearby border communities more than $416,686.

Equipment that is needed for longer than three months requires an application and approval from NDAD's general financial assistance program.

Download a.pdf version of NDAD's Healthcare Equipment Loan Program (HELP) rack card.