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Where to get medical equipment on loan

Some groups that lend medical equipment

1. Long Island Center for Independent Living

3601 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 208, Levittown

516-796-0144

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; call in advance.

Items: Wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs cost $40 to borrow; Walkers, canes, commodes, shower chairs cost $25 to borrow. Borrowing fees are returned when items are returned within 3 months.

For Nassau County residents only.

2. Town of Babylon Therapeutic Institute

281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon

631-893-1051

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; call in advance.

Items: Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, commodes for free for 6 months.

For Town of Babylon residents only.

3. Sayville Cabinet for the Sick

24 Collins Ave., Sayville

631-589-1070; call in advance.

Hours: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday; closed Saturdays in July and August.

Items: Crutches, canes, overbed tables, walkers, shower chairs, wheelchairs, for free for about a month; transport chairs for free for three days.

For Bayport, Bohemia, Holbrook, Oakdale, Sayville, and West Sayville residents only.

4. Three Village Society for Lending Aids to the Sick

Knoll Top Road and Christen Avenue, Stony Brook

631-751-0500

No hours, by appointment only.

Items: Wheelchairs, canes, crutches, commodes, shower chairs for free for 3 months.

For Setauket, Stony Brook, and Old Field residents only.

5. Henrietta Acampora Cottage Recreation Center 39 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point

631-363-5193

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; call in advance.

Items: Wheelchairs, shower chairs, transfer benches, canes, walkers, commodes for free for 3 months.

For Town of Brookhaven residents only.

6. Robert E. Reid Sr. Recreation Center

Defense Hill Road and Route 25A, Shoreham

631-744-2601

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; call in advance.

Items: Wheelchairs, walkers, transfer benches, shower seats, commodes, crutches, canes for free for 3 months.

For Town of Brookhaven residents only.

7. New Village Recreation Center

631-732-2338

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; call in advance.

Items: Wheelchairs, shower chairs, transfer benches, canes, walkers, commodes for free for 3 months.

For Town of Brookhaven residents only.

8. Society for Lending Comforts to the Sick

71 Blydenburgh Ave., Smithtown

631-265-1674

Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday call in advance.

Items: Wheelchairs, shower chairs, transport chairs, canes, walkers, commodes, crutches for free for about 3 months

For Town of Smithtown residents only.

Lauren R. Harrison

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