Health Equipment Loan Program

The Red Cross provides a variety of health equipment loan services across B.C. and Yukon.

To view a list of our locations in B.C., click here. 

Basic Short Term Loan Program

The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) is a community-based service that is made possible through the support of health authorities, donations of used equipment, and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and professional staff.

This program is an integral part of our health care system and the health and safety of our clients is our top priority.

The Red Cross provides a variety of health equipment loan services across B.C. and Yukon.

Customized Community Health Equipment Services in B.C. and Yukon

The Red Cross operates several equipment programs tailored to the specific needs of local communities in conjunction with local health authorities. These include:

Advanced Short Term Loans - HELP Plus

The Red Cross partners with five B.C. health authorities to provide short-term loans of advanced equipment such as hospital beds and patient lifts to eligible clients. Delivery and onsite set-up of equipment is also available.

Long Term Loans - Aids to Independent Living Program

Many coping with long-term illness and injury do not have the financial resources required to purchase or rent medical equipment. The Long Term Loans, formerly known as the Aids to Independent Living (AIL) Program loans health equipment to Home Health clients with no other available options.

How You Can Help

Join our team – volunteer with us!

To see our HELP volunteers in action and to find out how you can join our team, click here.


Your donations enable the Canadian Red Cross to provide help, hope and compassion to people by strengthening initiatives like the Health Equipment Loan Program. To support the growing need for these services, click here and indicate you want to donate to the HELP Program.

Contact Information, Locations, and Hours of Operation




Fraser Health Region
T: 604.930.9073
F: 604.930.9075

Vancouver Coastal Health Region
T: 604.270.4224
F: 604.270.8543

Lower Mainland –  View / PDF

Vancouver Island Health Region
T: 250.382.2043
F: 250.382.3449

Sunshine Coast / Vancouver Island –  View / PDF

Interior Health Region
T:  250-491-8443
F:  250-765-8566

Okanagan -  View / PDF

Kootenays -  View / PDF

Thompson / Nicola / Cariboo –  View / PDF

Northern Health Region
T: 250.564.6566
F: 250.564.6577

Northern B.C. / Yukon Territory –  View / PDF

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