Durable medical equipment (DME) is an important and vital component of our Relief Association. After evaluating our Medical DME Plans, the Association decided to implement more cost effective methods to manage this necessary benefit.
Durable Medical Equipment coverage applies to the purchase or rental of medical equipment, mechanical devices or supplies that are deemed by a physician or other third party as durable.
Examples include wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, muscle or bone stimulators, wound closure devices, hospital beds, etc.
Effective October 1, 2015, the Relief Association has 5 DME items available for checkout on a first-come/first-served basis available to Relief Members or the member’s qualifying household including spouse, widow, qualified domestic partner, member’s dependent child, current step child and any parent or parent-in-law who resides with the member and is dependent upon the member for care. These items are:
- Folding Walkers
- Bedside Commodes
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our offices are closed to all visitors, and DME pick up is by appointment only. We are happy to offer you NO CONTACT service to keep you, your family, our members, and staff safe. Simply call when you arrive and someone will bring the DME to your car or outside pick up area.
Contact Relief Staff at (323) 259-5200 ext. 0 for the above items.
For all other items, or if the Relief does not have the above items in stock, members need to obtain DME through their medical plan. Please click the appropriate button below to locate a DME provider based on your health plan enrollment. For members on: