Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Special Care Equipment Exchange accepts donations of used durable medical equipment and supplies: canes, walkers, tub and shower chairs, manual wheelchairs, commodes, and raised toilet seats. This expensive equipment, not always covered by insurance, is made available, free-of-charge, to community members in need of these items.

Equipment donations may be brought to the Equipment Exchange during weekday business hours. The Exchange is not able to accept donations of hospital beds, electric wheelchairs and scooters, or electronic devices. The program does not have funds to purchase any equipment.

To request equipment, please leave a voicemail message at 860.612.6302. Once notified that the item is available, it can be picked up during weekday business hours.

A Member of the Hospital for Special Care Community.

Physical Therapists - Occupational Therapists

If you are looking for rarely requested items, please check the Equipment Exchange photo gallery.

Special Care Equipment Exchange
(a tan house next door to Hospital for Special Care)
2120 Corbin Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: 860.612.6302