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The reuse of sanitized, refurbished, and repaired medical equipment enables individuals living with illness and disability to more fully participate in family and community activities. The medical equipment furnished by Project MEND provides freedom and mobility; improving not only a person’s quality of life, but also their dignity.

Services Provided

Through our Durable Medical Equipment (DME) services, we accept previously owned medical equipment from individuals, nursing homes, medical equipment companies, etc. and refurbish, repair, and sanitize these items. Once the equipment has been processed, we distribute it to qualified, low-income persons with disabilities. In addition, a case manager assists clients who are in need of additional services with referrals and information to other resources.

Through our Assistive Technology (AT) services, Project MEND helps clients pay for specialized or fitted devices. Project MEND assists with a maximum of $500 per client for the purchase of these items. We have established partnerships with various medical equipment companies, prosthetic and orthotic agencies and labs that enables the client to purchase these items at a reduced rate. Some examples of these items include prosthesis for legs or arms; ankle/foot orthotics (AFO); knee braces with range of motion needed; custom molded inserts & arch supports; toe fillers; and other assistive technologies medically necessary for rehabilitation and recovery.

Project MEND has been serving the DME and AT needs of persons with disabilities in San Antonio and Bexar County since its inception in 1993.

 

Client Eligibility

Project MEND’s services assist low-income individuals with disabilities obtain medical equipment and assistive devices specialized and/or fitted to the individual. Eligibility for Project MEND services is based on the most current HUD Income Poverty Guidelines.  Applicants must provide the following documentation before services can be provided:

You will need PROOF of the following:

  1. Legal Residency (if applicable; if not a legal resident, all other documentation must be provided before an appointment can be scheduled for services)
  2. Current Texas Address (or address where applicant will be residing)
  3. Applicant’s Income (Proof of income is required for applicant only; if applicant is 0-18 years of age and NOT receiving SSDI, then income for parent(s) living in the household is required)
  4. Birthdate / Age
  5. NEED for medical equipment or assistive technology being requested
  6. Military Status (Required for Veterans, active military personnel, their dependents and spouses)

 

**Eligibility for military personnel, Veterans, their family members and spouses is NOT based on income.  Only proof of military status, current TX address and doctor’s prescription is necessary.

Download the Eligibility Chart for more information.

 

 

The following fees apply for services                

Processing Fee: $20 Project MEND
Repair Fee: $25

Delivery Fee*:

(inside Loop 1604)

$25
(outside Loop 1604) $50
   
Battery Fees**:  12amp $28 each
                          18amp $36 each
                          U1 $53 each
                          N22 NF $95 each

*Project MEND only delivers medical equipment within Bexar County.

**Prices are for one battery.  Electric wheelchairs, scooters and powerchairs require 2 batteries.

 

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME)


We accept previously owned medical equipment from individuals, nursing homes, medical equipment companies, etc. and refurbish, repair, and sanitize these items. Once the equipment has been processed, we distribute it to qualified, low-income persons with disabilities.  Our Case Managers also assist clients who are in need of additional services with referrals and information to other resources.

Project MEND will also repair equipment distributed to clients, and if available, will provide the client with a loaner while the client’s equipment is being fixed.

We also deliver heavy medical equipment such as hospital beds, scooters, and motorized wheelchairs for a small fee, within Bexar County only. Our technician will set up hospital beds and provide our clients with instructions on the proper use and care of the equipment. There is a small fee for any repair or delivery service requested by the client.

 

Some of the medical equipment Project MEND carries:

  • Electric hospital beds
  • Scooters and Power chairs
  • Walkers/rolling walkers
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Shower chairs
  • Tub transfer benches
  • Bedside commodes
  • Crutches/canes/quad canes
  • Adult diapers/blue pads

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT)

When funding is available, Project MEND can provide financial assistance to eligible clients that will help them pay for assistive technologies, including specialized or fitted devices, necessary to perform simple activities of daily living, or necessary for rehabilitation

and recovery. 

Some examples of these items are: 

  • Adaptive switches
  • Communication equipment
  • Tools for independent living
  • Mobility aids
  • Orthotic or prosthetic equipment
  • Seating aids
  • Sensory enhancements
  • Therapy
  • Transportation assistance

Please call our Case Management staff at 210-223-6363 if you have any questions about whether an AT item is covered under this service.

 

Project MEND is a proud partner of The Texas Technology Access Program (TTAP) whose mission is to increase access for people with disabilities to Assistive Technology that provides them more control over their immediate environments and an enhanced ability to function independently.

Texas Technology Access Program

 


 

VETERANS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND THEIR FAMILIES

In honor of SSG Jeremiah C. Geffre and other brave servicemen and women who have or continue to serve our country, Project MEND proudly provides services to veterans and military personnel and their families. SSG Geffre served in Iraq-Afghanistan and shortly after coming home, developed an illness that required him to use several different types of medical equipment.  It is with SSG Geffre in mind that we proudly serve our brave active and veteran servicemen and women.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Proof of military or veteran status
  • Doctor's prescription for the medical equipment or the Assistive Technology (AT) needed
 

Project MEND KIDS (ages 0-18):

We assist with the purchase of specialized or fitted devices

for children ages 0-18 whose parents need help in

purchasing these items. Project MEND will provide parents

with up to $1,000 in financial assistance per child that will

allow them to purchase these items. Some of these specialized  or fitted devices include:

  • Prosthesis for Legs or Arms
  • Cranial Helments
  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Gait trainers
  • Special needs strollers and wheelchairs
  • Therapeutic car seats
  • Feeder seats
  • Pediatric toilets and bathing equipment

 

 

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