Health Equipment Loan Program

Our short term loan program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness; assists seniors with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier, and supports those in palliative care who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.

In Alberta, the Red Cross provides loans of up to 6 months of medical and health equipment aids.

Equipment Available

  • Bath boards
  • Bath stools
  • Bath transfer benches
  • Bathtub safety rails
  • Bed cradles
  • Bed handles
  • Canes – standard and quad
  • Commodes-wheeled, stationary and shower
  • Crutches –axilla and forearm
  • IV poles
  • Overbed tables
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Toilet safety frames
  • Wheelchairs-standard and companion
  • Walkers – frame, 2 wheeled, 4 wheeled

Please call ahead to your local HELP office to confirm equipment availability.

Application Process

To ensure the safety of our clients, we require a referral from one of the health care professionals listed below:

  • Doctor
  • Chiropractor
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

Health professionals are encouraged to use our referral form

Locations and Hours of Operation 

All locations closed Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. [PDF]

Location Contact Hours of Operation

#7, 3140 –14 Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2A 6J4

T: 403-273-4426

F: 403-204-0092

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

2B01, 11111 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4
(Old ambulance bay entrance only)

T: 780-342-8588

F: 780-342-8750

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

Fort McMurray
8130 B Manning Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB,
T9H 1V7

Tel: 403-463-5790
Fax: 780-748-8995

Monday - Friday:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

Grande Prairie
109-10014 102 St.
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 2V6

T: 780-539-7127

F: 780-538-3655

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

335 Columbia Blvd W
Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8

T: 403-317-7194

F: 403-327-1722

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

Medicine Hat
398 Aberdeen St SE
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 0R2

T: 403-526-3048

F: 403-529-0540

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)

Red Deer
#105, 5301-43 Street
Red Deer, AB
T4N 1C8

T: 403-346-1241

F: 403-342-6373

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Noon – 1 p.m.)


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