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ReCARES (2619 Broadway) - Oakland - 2619 Broadway

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ReCARES (2619 Broadway)

2619 Broadway (In the parking lot behind 2619 Broadway), Oakland, California 94612
(510) 251-2273

F 12pm-4pm
No appointment needed.

Collects and redistributes donations of clean, gently used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies. Provided free of charge to those in need who visit our sites. Almost everything medical that a person could use in their home. Supplies should be in original packaging, open packages are acceptable. Drop-off is in an area in the parking structure behind the 1st Presbyterian Church. Entrance via 27th St. You will be directed to the drop off area and volunteers can help you unload. NOT accepted items here. FAQs page. Dumping at our site outside our working hours is illegal and jeopardizes our operation. Review the additional resources for specific medical supplies here, For example, electric wheelchairs/scooters, cancer, hospital beds, ostomy, & tube feeding.

Item Notes Method Destination
Medical Equipment & Surplus Donations only accepted during open hours. Accepted: disposable briefs, apnea machines & new supplies, bedrails, blood pressure monitors, canes, commodes, crutches, cushions, diabetes monitors and strips, Ensure and other drinkable nutrition supplements, eyeglasses, gait belts, gauze, hearing aids, batteries for hearing aids, Hoyer lifts, incontinence washes and creams, ice machines, lambswool, medical tape, nebulizers, orthopedic boots, oxygen concentrators, quad canes, reachers, scales, slings, shower chairs, sock aids, tub transfer benches, wigs, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs. We can take short ramps at our sites but not long ramps. All items must be clean and sanitized. Supplies should be in original packaging, open packages are acceptable.
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