Medical Equipment

Medical Equipment to Borrow

See the Seniors Serving Seniors Directory for information about businesses providing a variety of medical supplies and aids.  In addition to these specialty suppliers, many of the large equipment retailers listed below also provide supplies and small equipment.

Large equipment required on an ongoing basis will be more economical to purchase.

Medical equipment is available to borrow or rent from the organizations listed below as well as from some local pharmacies which have basic medical equipment rentals, like crutches and wheelchairs.  Ranging from walkers to hospital beds, rental or borrowed medical equipment is a good solution for short-term equipment needs such as recovery from injuries or medical procedures.

Canadian Red Cross Society  - Victoria 250-382-2043
Canadian Red Cross Society  - Salt Spring Island 250-538-4834
Galiano Health Care Centre 250-539-3230
Mayne Island Health Clinic 250-539-2312
Mount Newton Centre Society 250-652-2112
Pender Island Health Care Society 250-629-3242
Sooke Loan Cupboard Community Assistance Society 250-389-4607
Wescom Medi-Lend Society 250-478-5373

Medical Equipment to Purchase

Equipment required on an ongoing basis will be more economical to purchase.  A doctor, VIHA Case Manager or medical equipment salesperson from one of the suppliers listed below will be able to provide advice about the equipment best suited to create a safe and comfortable life at home. 

Canada Scooters - Sidney 250-654-0021
Canada Scooters - Victoria 250-383-7383
City wide Scooter and Wheelchair Sales and Service 250-478-2978
Home Health Care Supply 250-474-6966
Island Four Wheels Freedom 250-812-0400
Island Mediquip - Victoria  250-590-3436
Island Mediquip - Westshore 250-391-0388 
Medichair Sidney 250-656-6228
Medichair Victoria 250-384-8000
Rexall Home Health Care 250-384-7196
Shoppers Home Health Care 250-370-2984
Vancouver Island Medical Supply -  Sidney 250-656-2155 
Vancouver Island Medical Supply -  Victoria 250-384-4060 

Medical equipment may also be purchased online from stores like Sears, or from second-hand sources like UsedVictoria and Craigslist.  One small but very important piece of equipment is a medical ID bracelet or necklace that alerts people to any major illnesses or allergies. 

Canadian Medic-Alert Foundation 1-800-668-1507