Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Program

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The City of Los Angeles, Department on Disability provides assistance to residents in need of durable medical equipment for in-home use at no charge. We are prioritizing people experiencing homelessness and those with limited income. Due to limited resources, you may experience a delayed response time for inquiries and applications. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Types of Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment Extra Wide Manual Wheelchair (weight capacity up to 500lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Lightweight Manual Wheelchair (weight capacity up to 250lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Rollator with 6" wheels (weight capacity up to 250lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Rollator with 8" wheels (weight capacity up to 300lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Lightweight Extra Wide Rollator (weight capacity up to 500lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Four Point Cane (weight capacity up to 250lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Cane (weight capacity up to 300lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Shower Bench (weight capacity up to 250lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Shower Bench, wide for bariatric or transfer to tub (weight capacity up to 400lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Shower Bench, wide and with sliding track (weight capacity up to 400lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Raised Toilet Seat (weight capacity up to 300lbs)
Durable Medical Equipment Raised Toilet Seat, with handles (weight capacity up to 300lbs)

​Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Assistance Request Form

Apply Now (PDF Fillable Form)

The request form will be reviewed upon completion. Once submitted, a DOD staff member will contact you once the application is reviewed within 10-15 business days. Equipment is subject to approval. If an approval is granted, DOD will contact the Agency to notify them on next steps.  All items must be picked up in-person, delivery service is not available at this time.

By completing the Durable Medical Equipment Assistance Request Fillable Form (PDF), you are self-selecting the item(s) for appropriate use.  If additional information is needed to select an appropriate item, please let us know so that we may connect you to the appropriate organization for assistance. 

****For auditing purposes, submit a complete application with proof of income verification for your request to be processed.

Contact Information

Department on Disability
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Email Address: DOD-DME@lacity.org
Phone Number (voice): (213) 202-3491

Accommodation

The City of LA shall provide reasonable accommodation for effective communication and participation upon request. To make a request, please contact Lourdes Sinibaldi at  lourdes.sinibaldi@lacity.org or (213) 202-3491, preferably five working days in advance of your scheduled event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program?

The DME program works to bridge the mobility gap and provide access to the durable medical equipment needed to assist people in their daily living or in their recovery from an illness or injury. There are many people living in Los Angeles who are elderly, have physical limitations, or who have become disabled due to illness or injury that have limited or no access to wheelchairs, walkers, or other durable medical equipment that they need to assist in their daily lives. The gift of a wheelchair, cane, or walker can make a huge difference in someone’s life if it enables them to participate in activities with family and their community once again.

How do I apply for the program for myself or someone else?

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at DOD-DME@lacity.org or by phone at (213) 202-3491. 

How long does it take to know if your application has been approved? 

  • DOD Staff will review your application and  contact you within 10-15 business days. Due to limited resources, you may experience a delayed response time for inquiries and applications. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

What kind of durable medical equipment does this program offer?

  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Grab Bars
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Rollators
  • Shower Chairs
  • Shower Heads
  • Walkers

Who qualifies for the program?

  • Any resident in the City of Los Angeles that may be a/an:
    • Abused child or adult
    • Person experiencing homelessness
    • Elderly person
    • Illiterate adult
    • Person with a disability