Maryland Equips is a joint initiative between the Maryland Department of Aging and the Maryland Department of Disabilities to provide free medical equipment and assistive technology to Marylanders with any disability, illness, or injury who need additional support to remain comfortable and connected.​​

​​Maryland Durable Med​ical Equipment

(DME)​ Re-Use  

Maryland Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Re-Use provides Medical Equipment to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. Pediatric equipment is also available. The application process through DME Re-Use is typically less complicated and faster than through many insurance providers and products are available for pick up at several distribution centers across Maryland.​ 

Available DME Products

  • Crutches, canes, and knee scooters*
  • ​Wheelchairs​*, power wheelchairs* and power scooters*
  • Rollators and walkers
  • Shower chairs and tub transfer benches
  • Bedside commodes and toilet safety rails
  • Home hospital beds*
  • Mechanical lifts ​*
  • And more…

*Complex DME equipment has a different application form that requires input from a qualified medical professional.​

Getting Started

  • For more information, including lists of all available products, and pickup locations, click here
  • To apply for basic DME equipment, click here
  • To apply for complex DME equipment, click here
  • To talk to someone at DME, Call 240-230-8000  or email DME.MDOA@maryland.gov

Maryland High-Tech Assistive Technology R​euse (MATR)​​ Center 

The Maryland High-Tech Assistive Technology Reuse (MATR)​ Center offers high-tech assistive technology to Maryland residents. The MATR Center accepts donations of assistive technology that is then cleaned, refurbished, repaired, and donated back​​​ to Marylanders with disabilities i​​n need.​

Available MATR Products

  • CCTVs/Video Magnifiers/Magnifiers
  • iDevices  
  • Adapted computer keyboards, mice, switches
  • Speech communication devices
  • Amplified telephones
  • Eye-gaze systems​​

Getting Started

  • For more information, including a list of all available products and pickup location, click here
  • To apply for MATR equipment, click here
  • To talk to someone at MATR: Call Shawn Bateman at 410-554-9232 or email MDTAP.AT-Reuse@maryland.gov

Maryland Accessible Communications 

(MAT)​​ Program 

The Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program provides Maryland residents with an opportunity to apply for free telecommunications equipment to independently make or receive phone calls.

MAT program offers a wide variety of solutions and tools—from amplified phones  to captioned telephones to tablets—to support day-to-day communications .​

Available MATR Products

  • Text telephones (TTYs)
  • Braille TTYs for people who are Deaf/Blind
  • Hearing Carry-Over (HCO) phone
  • Voice Carry-Over (VCO) phones
  • Tablets
  • Captioned Telephones
  • Amplified phones
  • Wheelchair pad phone switches​

Getting Started

  • For more information, including a list of all available products and pickup location, click here
  • To apply for MAT equipment, click here
  • To talk to someone at MAT, call 800-552-7724 or 410-767-7253 (Voice/TTY) or 410-801-9618 (Video Phone)

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