The City of Los Angeles, Department on Disability provides assistance to residents in need of durable medical equipment for in-home use at no charge. We are prioritizing people experiencing homelessness and those with limited income. Due to limited resources, you may experience a delayed response time for inquiries and applications. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Assistance Request Form
The request form will be reviewed upon completion. Once submitted, a DOD staff member will contact you once the application is reviewed within 10-15 business days. Equipment is subject to approval. If an approval is granted, DOD will contact the Agency to notify them on next steps. Items may be delivered by DOD contracted partners.
By completing the Durable Medical Equipment Assistance Request Fillable Form (PDF), you are self-selecting the item(s) for appropriate use. If additional information is needed to select an appropriate item, please let us know so that we may connect you to the appropriate organization for assistance.
****For auditing purposes, submit a complete application with proof of income verification for your request to be processed.
Department on Disability
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email Address: DOD-DME@lacity.org
Phone Number (voice): (213) 202-3491
The City of LA shall provide reasonable accommodation for effective communication and participation upon request. To make a request, please contact Lourdes Sinibaldi at email@example.com or (213) 202-3491, preferably five working days in advance of your scheduled event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program?
The DME program works to bridge the mobility gap and provide access to the durable medical equipment needed to assist people in their daily living or in their recovery from an illness or injury. There are many people living in Los Angeles who are elderly, have physical limitations, or who have become disabled due to illness or injury that have limited or no access to wheelchairs, walkers, or other durable medical equipment that they need to assist in their daily lives. The gift of a wheelchair, cane, or walker can make a huge difference in someone’s life if it enables them to participate in activities with family and their community once again.
How do I apply for the program for myself or someone else?
- Please follow the steps:
- Visit disability.lacity.org/DurableMedicalEquipment
- Download and fill out the Durable Medical Equipment Assistance Request Fillable Form (PDF)
- Email the completed form to DOD-DME@lacity.org
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at DOD-DME@lacity.org or by phone at (213) 202-3491.
How long does it take to know if your application has been approved?
- DOD Staff will review your application and contact you within 10-15 business days. Due to limited resources, you may experience a delayed response time for inquiries and applications. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
What kind of durable medical equipment does this program offer?
- Grab Bars
- Manual Wheelchairs
- Shower Chairs
- Shower Heads
Who qualifies for the program?
- Any resident in the City of Los Angeles that may be a/an:
- Abused child or adult
- Person experiencing homelessness
- Elderly person
- Illiterate adult
- Person with a disability