Assistive Technology Reutilization in South Carolina

 

Do you have medical equipment that you no longer need?
Are you looking for medical equipment?
Let us help. The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) collects new and used medical equipment and distributes it to those in need.

Donating

Donated equipment can include: tub benches, walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, rollators, bedside commodes, hospital beds, reachers, canes, and standers.

To donate equipment, please call 803-935-5273. Please complete the South Carolina Assistive Technology Reassignment/Refurbishment/Repair Authorization form and bring with you.

Donations are dropped off at the AT Resource Center, Room A 128. If you are unable to come to our facility, arrangements may be made to have the equipment picked up.

Picking Up Equipment

Looking for a piece of equipment? Call 803-935-5273 to learn if we have what you're looking for. Please make an appointment to collect the equipment.

Equipment can be picked up at our AT Resource Center, Room A 128. Complete the Equipment and Device Liability Release form. If you are unable to come to our facility, arrangements may be made to have the equipment delivered.

Don't See What You're Looking For?

Check the South Carolina Assistive Technology Exchange to see if your items are available there. You may also want to go to AT Reuse in SC to check if other organizations have what you need.

Our Waiting List

If you need equipment and we don't have what you're looking for, we can add you to our waiting list. If and when the equipment becomes available, you'll be contacted.

When requesting equipment, please be as specific and detailed as possible as it will assist us in making the best equipment match to your needs. We can collect this information over the phone or you can email or fax the information using the Durable Medical Equipment Form.


Recall Lists

FDA Medical Device Safety Information

Medical Recall Database


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South Carolina AT Reuse Service Organizations

Able SC logo
Download the SC AT Reuse Flyer(PDF)

AbleSC (Columbia)
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Contact: Kimberly Tissot
Phone: 803-779-5121 Ext. 124
Toll Free: 800-681-6805
TTY: (803) 779-0949

AbleSC (Greenville)
330 Pelham Road Suite 100-A
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 864-235-1421
Toll Free: 800-681-7715
Fax: 864-235-2056

AbleSC serves the following counties: Chester, Clarendon, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, York, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union

AccessAbility (North Charleston)
7944 Dorchester Road Suite 5
North Charleston, SC  29418
Phone: 843-225-5080

Walton Options
948 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
Contact: Kathy Pelletier
Phone: 706-724-6262
Toll-free: 1-877-821-8400
Fax: 706-724-6729

North Augusta Office: 803-279-9611

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Enabletech

Enabletech is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteer engineers, fabricators, medical and business professionals dedicated to improving the independence of individuals with disabilities and the elderly through the application of technology. They provide individualized services, free of charge, to people who need design and fabrication of adaptations of existing technologies. They provide a unique rehabilitation engineering service to their community that is not available through any other resource.

Enabling Technologies Associates, Inc.
125 Palmetto Drive
PO Box 806
Saluda, SC 29138

Website: http://www.enabletech.org/
Email: enabletech@aikenelectric.net
Phone: 864-445-4543


FODAC

The staff at FODAC assembled for a picture
FODAC Staff

FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults & Children) in Stone Mountain, GA provides over $8 million each year in equipment and services to the community at little or no cost to the recipients. FODAC is a 501(c)(3) and does not have direct funding from Medicare/Medicaid for the services offered. Most equipment is issued for a suggested donation but some services have mandatory fees.

FODAC provides home health (mobility and daily living) equipment to people of any age or any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful reasons. These items are provided for a suggested donation. Clients do not have to qualify financially but their waiting lists place a priority on Medically Necessary and low income individuals.

Their aim is to meet the short term needs for medically necessary situations while waiting on benefits to take over. Some examples include injuries with no existing insurance, a child outgrowing a wheelchair, a back up piece of equipment, all shower equipment, or caregiver aids.

You can find out more information on the FODAC website or by calling them at (770) 491-9014.

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Friends of the Disabled Latin America (FRIDLA)

Ron Bloomingdale, Judy and Alberto Nunez of FRIDLA.
Ron Bloomingdale, Judy and Alberto Nunez of FRIDLA.

FRIDLA and their USA partner ministry, Westminster Wheelchair Workshop, collect most types of used durable medical equipment (DME), i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc. The DME is then refurbished by volunteers to like-new condition.

Vistit the FRIDLA webpage

Donate equipment to FRIDLA


MedNeed of SC

Hubert Smoak of MedNeed with his delivery truck.
Hubert Smoak of MedNeed
with his delivery truck.

MedNeed of SC is a 501(c)3 status organization lead by Hubert Smoak and devoted to providing new medical equipment as much as possible to the uninsured and indigent of South Carolina. MedNeed does this by taking referrals from doctors, FNPs, assisted living facilities and individuals. Most of the donated items come from health clinics and free clinics throughout SC.    

Address:
PO Box 6882
West Columbia, SC 29171
Contact: Hubert Smoak
E-mail: medneedofsc@yahoo.com
Phone: 803-622-7827

Visit the MedNeed of SC Website


Spartanburg Shares Medical Loan Closet

Modeled on similar outreach efforts across the country, Spartanburg Shares opened its doors to the community on October 13, 2012. In October 2011, an organizational board began meeting to establish a working model and enlist community stakeholders. Since then, several critical  local agencies and organizations have pledged their support. The closet is located in space generously donated by the Episcopal Church of the Advent.

Address:
Advent Outreach Center
137 South Dean Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Contact: Jo-Ellen DeLuca, Lead Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail: jo-ellen@spartanburgshares.org
Phone: 864-504-3699

Regular hours of operation are:
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Touch the Future, Inc.

Comprehensive Assistive Technology and Computer Services

Touch the Future, Inc. (TTF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides individuals who are disabled, seniors, qualified Veterans or from disadvantaged communities with Computers, Durable Medical Equipment, and Assistive Technology (AT).  Touch the Future is home of ReBoot™, Regained Mobility, A LINK and the PAW Center.

Locations:

South Carolina
Touch the Future, Inc.
Sandy Hanebrink
1655 East Greenville Street
Medicus Building 2
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 367-0831

Georgia
Touch the Future
Wayne Darcey
1456-A McLendon Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
(770) 934-8432

Contact Info:
Touch the Future, Inc. website
info@touchthefuture.us

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National AT ReUse Resources

Pass It On Center

The Pass It On Center is a National Collaboration for the Reutilization and Coordination of Assistive Technology that coordinates AT reuse programs throughout the USA.

You can learn more about them on the PIOC website.

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Online AT ReUse Resources

DifferentNeedz.com

DifferentNeedz.com is an online marketplace for families with special needs, handicapped or disabled members to buy and sell gently used special needs medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys, and more.

DifferentNeedz accepts gently used medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys, books for all ages and all types of disabilities. Plus a portion of every sale goes to the Different Needz Foundation, a 501(c) organization. DifferentNeedz also accepts donations of product for resale.

There is also a DifferentNeedz.com Facebook page.

Rehab Equipment Exchange

The Rehab Equipment Exchange is a listing of all the exchanges set up for the redistribution of rehab and other equipment. Organized by state.

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