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Medical Equipment Recycling Program

Providing Mercer County-Area Residents Access to Refurbished Medical Equipment

Mission

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program is a project partially funded by the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation. The program provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon's service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new medical equipment.

In addition, the program educates individuals and their family members about other community-based resources that can address specific needs. During the past decade, MERP has donated more than 5,000 pieces equipment to nearly 4,000 people.

Among the pieces of equipment the program supplies are:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Hospital beds
  • Bathroom equipment, including tub benches, shower chairs, and potty chairs
  • Lift chairs

How the Program Works

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program accepts donated medical equipment from area residents who no longer need them or from organizations who have collected the items. Volunteers help clean and refurbish the devices. After a final inspection by a qualified professional, the equipment is given to people in need.

How to Become Part of the Program

The program could not operate without the support of volunteers. Equipment and funding come from volunteer donors. In addition to cleaning and repairing equipment, volunteers provide office support to the medical coordinator and deliver the items to the people who need them.

Donate Your Equipment

If you own medical equipment that is no longer used, donate it to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program or make a cash donation to help purchase necessary equipment and supplies. Cash donations are vital to continue the valuable community service that the program provides. Contact us at 724-983-8737 to donate equipment or financial support.

Volunteer Your Time and Talent

The program needs help transporting, cleaning, and refurbishing the equipment, and the program needs volunteers to provide office support. Contact us at 724-983-8737 to learn how you can help.

Locations

Shenango Valley
Open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121
724-983-8737

Greenville
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
103 N. Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125
724-373-1997

Contact Us

UPMC Horizon–Greenville
110 North Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125

UPMC Horizon–Shenango Valley
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-533-UPMC or request an appointment online.

 

 

 

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