Hi, anyone know if there is anyplace that will help with the cost of a manual wheelchair? I have Medicaid and it does not cover medical equipment.
Please call the National MS Society. The have a data base of information about assistive devices and resources available.
You should definitely call the ms society they should be able to guide you in the right direction and may be able to help with the cost too. Have you talked to the insurance company about it? They may have some criteria you have to meet to be eligible for coverage.
Also, you can sometimes find used wheelchairs at thrift shops
As the others who have posted a reply suggested, please call the National MS Society's Information Resource Center at 1-800-344-4867 to speak with one of our MS Navigators regarding assistance in getting medical equipment that your insurance will not cover. We are open Monday-Friday from 7am to 5pm Mountain time.
MS Navigator Ashley
Also, it may not be applicable to your situation, but my hospital was very supportive in giving links to online resorces and physical locations to get 2nd hand equipment on the cheap.
Thanks to everyone for their help. I will be following up on your suggestions!
Medicaid pays for wheelchairs. I have a $9,000 electric chair paid by Medicaid.